Broadcaster Stuart Maconie had a clear message for journalism students as he took to the stage at Sheffield Hallam University last night: “Writing is not about lying on chaise-lounges waiting for inspiration. Just do it.”
Stuart recorded a podcast for Sheffield Hallam University’s media centre before reading from his new book Hope And Glory at an Off The Shelf event held at Sheffield Hallam’s Pennine Theatre.
The Wigan-born author and journalist was assistant editor at the NME during the late 1980s and early 1990s before embarking on a diverse career in broadcasting. He presents three shows on BBC 6 Music, including the solo Freak Zone and Freakier Zone, and the afternoon show with Mark Radcliffe.
Maconie has also written the books Cider With Roadies, Pies And Prejudice, Adventures On The High Teas and Hope And Glory. He read from a selection of his books and also entertained the crowd with anecdotes about the drummer from Napalm Death, Peter Mandelson, Pickles the dog and sun-dried tomatoes.