This Is It

Inspired by a busking poet in New Orleans, This Is It is the busking blog of Fiona Dorchester, a postgraduate student of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

The aim of the blog is to raise some money for Dementia UK. Sportier people than me might raise funds through sponsored events, like running up hills or swimming across channels. Bolder people than me might raise funds by jumping out of aeroplanes or walking over burning coals.

I’m neither sporty, nor bold, but I can write. And through my studies with the Open University and the University of Glasgow, I have met many talented new writers.

So, the idea is quite simple. Settle yourself in a comfy seat with a big mug of tea/coffee/chocolate. Enjoy a story or two. Maybe an occasional poem. Then, just as you might drop pound or two into the battered guitar case of your favourite busker, click on my Just giving link, and Give. Please.

If you would like to donate, please go to and if you would like to offer something for the blog, please get in touch.



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