‘Telling Tails’ Creative Writing Course The Short Story for Beginners

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    The ever-expanding Queerguru is always looking for new writers to join our  Team, so we are more than happy to recommend ‘Telling Tails’ Creative Writing Course devised and taught by internationally acclaimed publisher and author Justin David. This eight-week online course for beginners delivers the nuts and bolts of how to write a … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews Justin David’s KISSING THE LIZARD “an enjoyable read, spiced with black humor”

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  In the desert, no one can hear you, queen reads the blurb on the cover, a nice riff on the tag line for Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, and a cute nod to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. It’s also a neat summary of this novella’s themes of extraterrestrials and journeying through barren … Continue reading

The Pharmacist by Justin David : reviewed by Queerguru’s Stephen Coy

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The Pharmacist appeared in a different form in Justin David’s collection He’s Done Ever so Well for Himself.  That book was reviewed previously in QueerGuru and met with admiration for his finely-drawn, wacky characters.  This version appears in the form of a smart, tight novella.  Since it is a slim book, I will refrain from … Continue reading

Justin David: He’s Done Ever So Well For Himself

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As part of QUEERGURU’S quest researching the hotbed of queer East London, we came across Justin David as he was just launching his debut novel with a title we would have loved for our own memoir HE’S DONE EVER SO WELL FOR HIMSELF. A self-proclaimed working-class queer writer Justin is also a photographer, publisher and full-time teacher.

He’s passionate about living in Dalston with his partner Nathan Evans with whom he has formed Inkandescent a new publishing imprint to nurture and produce the work of up and coming writers.  He called us via Facetime from his bedroom and although we discussed many things, I foolishly failed to ask him if the rope so prominently displayed behind him was part of another passion.  Maybe next time.



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