• All the Ps – poetry pamphlets and Poems, Prose and Pints 

    Blogging has had to move down my priority list over the last few months. I spent September and October immersed in stimulating literature festival events and delivering workshops to adults in the community as part of my role at the University of Leeds. Then I was struck with a nasty respiratory illness and laryngitis –…

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  • Umbrellas Commission

    The commission was for me to produce texts to be displayed on umbrellas which were to be hung in Grassington Market Square for the duration of the festival.   The idea was conceived by Bryony Pritchard, Visual Arts Director of Grassington Festival. Bryony interviews me about the process of making the umbrellas Bryony: 10 brollies. 10…

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  • New course at The Tetley, Same But Different Festival, Mslexia publication, word-webs and building sites

    Novels I appear to be writing another novel.  I didn’t intend to start so soon but things in my personal life shifted quite abruptly so, instead of wallowing, I started a third novel.  As you do.  It is true that writers are lucky in this – everything is an opportunity, especially new regular wakings at…

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