Speaking To The Shelves
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.
Writing, Workshops, Performance and Activism in the Time of Covid
I’m finding that blogs come rarely in the age of the pandemic. Like half the country, I caught Covid again over Christmas but (thanks to the vaccines, booster and probable Omicron variant) it was much milder than the first variant, which left me with long Covid). I hope that none of the readers of this […]
The end of last week saw me greedily turning over the pages of the Leeds Lit Fest programme, which I’d been waiting to savour since the incredible festival launch at Leeds Minster. This fantastic addition to the Leeds cultural calendar begins on Wednesday, taking place at various venues around Leeds. What a programme! Divided into […]
Yorkshire Sculpture International and Speaking To The Shelves workshops
Object Stories: workshop for families of 7-13 year olds This workshop is with The Henry Moore Institute as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International. We’ll be taking inspiration from inventive Victorian forger Flint Jack and Sean Lynch’s exhibition. The workshop is next Wednesday (21st August) and it’s free but you do have to book! The blurb […]