October as most of you know is the season of literature festivals and this year is no exception, even if most of them are a bit different. Sometimes that’s an advantage: I’ve looked in on a couple of live-streamed events from Cheltenham which I most probably wouldn’t have attended in normal circumstances. Staying in is … Continue reading Literature festivals – now available anywhere and everywhere.
It’s great to see everyone emerging from the winter gloom and getting together again. Here are a few dates which should be of interest to anyone who loves writing, reading or just listening. March 19th: Story Sunday ‘Another Country’ As you know I’m a member of Writers Unchained and hopefully this poster says it all. … Continue reading Save the dates!
If I was wondering how to sum up 2016 (on the writing front that is) this picture looks as good a one as any to do it: some twinkly lights, friends old and new, writers celebrating stringing a few words together. At these local events (Story Sunday, Stroud Short Stories, Talking Tales, Novel Nights etc) … Continue reading Writers just wanna have fun
A few months ago I made the longlist for Christopher Fielden’s To Hull and Back humorous short story competition whose anthology is being launched at next Saturday’s Talking Tales in Bristol. Knowing this was sure to be a fun affair ( yes, I got my TT badge in October!) I saved the date to go along … Continue reading Vintage comedy – with Stokes Croft Writers
“Celebrating 175 Years of Photography in the home of Scottish Photography”. When I found out about the first St Andrews Photography Festival taking place this summer, I had a pang of regret that I wouldn’t be there to see it. However, in an unexpected turn of events, I will actually be part of it as I’ve … Continue reading St Andrews Photography Festival – being part of it