Monthly Archives: January 2013

Happy New Year (and all that)


A Happy New Year!

It was a clarity to the New Year with a clear skies and a pureness about the light.  There was sun and the shadows were unnoticed. 


It was a busy end to the year with a Christmas reading at Parole Parlate.  This is a monthly spoken word event in Worcester, with readers signed up before the event.  For more information contact the Worcestershire Literary Festival –

The New Year is already promising to be exciting with readings, workshops and The Return of the Word and Sound.  This is an ad-hoc spoken word and acoustic music event in Worcester.  The next event is on Friday 11th January at the Art House Cafe next to Huntingdon Hall, in the Crowngate, Worcester.  Entry is £3 for both audience and performers, and it’s a full Open Mic with slots available on the night.


Thank you to Ruth Stacey for the image.

January also sees the launch of the first Worcester Writing Squad which will be based at the Hive, Worcester.  This is a fantastic writing projectfor young people from Writing West Midlands and I am very excited to be leading this Squad.  This Squad is aimed at writers aged 8 -12.  The first session is on Saturday, 12th January, 10am-12pm and costs £5


And I’m also reading in Malvern on 18th January with Ali Oxtoby, Catherine Crosswell and Amy Rainbow.  It’s from 7.00pm at the Malvern Book Co-operative. This is a free event so please call 01684 564788 to add your name to the guest list.  It promises to be a fantastic night of poetry from four local women poets, and hot drinks and cake will also be available.