Well it’s now May, and despite being soggy with much needed rainfall, there is still sun of a kind. I found out in April I’d been accepted on to Room 204, a Writing Development Programme run by Writing West Midlands, which is to assist and mentor writers in the development of their careers. Needless to say, I am thrilled and very, very excited!
It’s been an exciting month on the poetry circuit too. March ended with Earth Hour, an evening of poetry, spoken work and music to raise awareness of Earth Hour. In April I read, with Sarah James, as support for Templar Poets Nigel McLoughlin and Kathleen Jones at Templar Poetry’s monthly poetry readings at the Lamb & Flag, The Tything, Worcester, (Third Wednesday of every month) I also read at Ludi Cereales, “A Celebration of Spring” which was raising money for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Appeal.
Besides readings, I ran a family-friendly poetry workshop at The Hive, Worcester’s new library and information centre, as part of Worcestershire Literary Festival’s “Literally in a Day” event.
Finally, still on the poetry theme, I spotted this registration plate recently: