Thursday, October 08, 2020

Celebrating Libraries for National Libraries Week



"I wake up dreaming of libraries..." 

 Listen to my love letter on the RLF's latest podcast to two of Manchester's glorious libraries for National Libraries week: Manchester's Central Library and The Portico, it's privately-owned sister just a few minutes' walk away. #LoveLibraries #LibrariesWeek

Monday, October 05, 2020

and what if we were allowed to disappear...

So, my book, 'and what if we were all allowed to disappear'... is about to disappear! It's a limited edition, so when it's gone, it's gone. If you're in the mood for a sparkly gold particle-physics-inspired hybrid book, grab one from my delicious publisher here, or you can grab a signed copy direct from me, while stocks last! Click here for Paypal details.

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Happy National Poetry Day!


Happy #NationalPoetryDay! Would you'd like to purchase some poems? Buy signed copies of my latest pamphlet (published by Live Canon) directly from me - with a special deal if you buy pamphlet + my collection, Terms & Conditions, and I'll donate £1 to Samaritans. All the details are here:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Hybrid writing Arvon-at-home Online Masterclass

I'm delighted to be giving another Arvon-At-Home online masterclass - this time in Hybrid Writing! Break out of your box and join us wherever you are, Sep 22, 7-9pm UK time - free places available, please ask. Details here:

Thursday, July 30, 2020

5 Day Short Story Challenge - Aug 10-14

In April the Arvon Foundation ran a 5-Day Short Story Challenge using daily prompts that I’d written to guide you through the drafting of a new short story. Over two thousand people took part, and there were such enthusiastic responses, it was a joy to see! I ran it again in May – but if you missed it – or if you did it already but would like another week of daily writing nudges – here’s your chance! I’m running it again myself, using the same prompts, from Monday August 10 – Friday August 14. Every day you will get an email with a writing prompt and reading material to kickstart your imagination.

The cost to sign up is £5 – half of which is to provide me with a small amount of income, and half I will donate to Refuge, a charity which helps women and children experiencing domestic violence, something which has only increased during this lockdown. I am also offering several free places. Click here for more details and to sign up by Sunday August 9.