Writing Lives

Episodes

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01Treats20140615

Writing Lives is a series of short stories by writers new to Radio 4 and based on personal experience.

In 'Treats' by Natalie Smith, a 21 year old woman is leaving home in Manchester for a new job in Southampton in the early Eighties. As the bus moves out of the city, she opens a letter that makes her re-evaluate her past.

Natalie Smith is a South-West based playwright and short story writer. This is her first commission for BBC Radio 4.

Read by Christine Bottomley

Producer: Paul Dodgson

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

02Swimming Lessons20140622

Writing Lives is a series of short stories by writers new to Radio 4 and based on personal experience.

In the countryside beyond Moscow, during the time of perestroika, a young Englishwoman learns about life and love in the new Russia. Then late one night, her and a companion slip into a river and drift downstream.

Victoria Field is a Kent-based writer and poetry therapist. This is her first commission for BBC Radio 4.

Read by Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Paul Dodgson

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

03Slum Songs in the Sun2014062920160826 (R4)

Writing Lives is a series of short stories by writers new to Radio 4 and based on personal experience.

In Slum Songs in the Sun by Jane Campion Hoye, when a woman volunteers at a school in a slum in Kenya she meets a girl who makes her confront an impossible dream.

Jane Campion Hoye is a Midlands-based writer and performer. This is her first commission for BBC Radio 4.

Read by Sally Orrock

Producer: Paul Dodgson

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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Writing Lives is a series of short stories by writers new to Radio 4 and based on personal experience.

In Slum Songs in the Sun by Jane Campion Hoye, when a woman volunteers at a school in a slum in Kenya she meets a girl who makes her confront an impossible dream.

Jane Campion Hoye is a Midlands-based writer and performer. This is her first commission for BBC Radio 4.

Read by Sally Orrock

Producer: Paul Dodgson

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.