Interview with a travelling writer
In this blog, I interview Marg Greenwood, who I mentored while she worked on her travel memoir, Return to Muck, about her solo travels to the Outer Hebrides after retirement.
Readings, cake and an array of talent at Ikley Literature Festival Fringe
Runcible Spoon reading with cake I will be doing my first guest spot for a while on Tuesday 13th September alongside Chaucer Cameron and Kathleen Jones at Runcible Spoon Open Mic at The Carriers Arms in one of my favourite old haunts, Morley. This has an early evening start of 6 pm. You can sign […]
Words Hanging off Trees
If it was possible to encapsulate ten years’ work, to show how two groups of young writers and their writing developed over a decade, then this anthology, released by Ilkley Literature Festival to celebrate young writers in Ilkley and Bradford, would be that encapsulation. It has been one of the finest privileges of my working […]
The journeys writers take
One of this month’s NaPoWriMo prompts was write about something big. I had no problem choosing my subject. Yes, I made it to Paris for the first time. It was the day of the French elections and people were queuing outside churches and municipal buildings, their expressions pensive or relaxed.