Leeds Big Bookend Festival

  • Teika Bellamy – Publisher Mother

    Thanks to the support of the Leeds Big Bookend festival, my poetry pamphlet Echolocation published by Mother’s Milk Books will be launched at The Hyde Park Book Club on Sunday. I discovered Mother’s Milk after seeing a submission request for adult fairy tales and was delighted when Teika Bellamy (who, with perfect serendipity, had just read and liked my…

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  • Frida Kahlo – Artist/Ill/Infertile Mother

    Much of my pamphlet (out on Wednesday with Mother’s Milk Books) deals with mothering and pain.   From the first cramps of labour, much of mothering is painful – the child’s first accident, first heartbreak, the cruel things they can say, the mistakes you inevitably make.  But there are more personal reasons that pain seeps into…

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  • Brollies, T-shirts, Commissions, Performance Pride and Poetry on Wednesday 31st July

    It’s been much hotter than expected outside and things have been hotting up for me too – I know, I know, writers are supposed to avoid cliches but I have so much news!  I’ll begin with the most recent piece. On Monday I finished the third and most important draft of my novel ‘Skybound’.  This…

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