Friday, March 02, 2018

York Literature Festival HUB 2018 event, Tuesday, 20th March

I'm looking forward to my first event for absolutely ages - at the York Literature Festival HUB. Many thanks to YLF and Valley Press for supporting the event, which will take place at the Theatre Royal. Free refreshments will be available at the event itself.

Of course I'm delighted that the popular Little Apple Bookshop in York will also be stocking 'Homecoming' at the theatre and in the shop.

Booking information is on the York Theatre Royal website.
All the festival events are here and are booking fast!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Helen Cadbury appreciation

When I first moved to York I went to a few local poetry events and was always made to feel welcome by hosts and participants alike. Helen Cadbury in particular was very welcoming and we would sometimes meet for tea at the Theatre Royal in between her no doubt productive meetings with theatre and poetry folk. As the years went by we had less time to catch up but did attend each other's book launches and Helen was kind enough to write a review for the back of my novel. She achieved well deserved success with her series of contemporary crime novels set in York. The Sean Denton Series

I was very sorry to hear of Helen's death earlier this year and she is a real loss to the cultural life of York. As Christmas approaches I am thinking of her family.

Valley Press is launching her poetry collection Forever, Now tomorrow night in York. Unfortunately the event is sold out but I will be thinking of Helen, her talent, and her warm welcome for everyone.

Helen was featured on this blog in 2011 with her poem From the Norse.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Ken Champion & Juli Jana’s

13 Leyden Street, E1 7LE
 Five minutes from Liverpool St. Stn.
 Next to the Aqua Deli.
Cross Bishopsgate from main entrance, turn left, then right into Middlesex St,
 3rd left down Strype St. - which becomes Leyden St.

Monday 9th October 7.15 for 7.30

                                  Author of ‘Homecoming’ and ‘The Inside-out House’

open mic

Your favourite wood-roasted coffee ground on the spot