Friday, June 27, 2014

book launch: don walls

If you're in York on Tuesday, July 8th, come along to the launch of the new book by York's Poet Laureate, Don Walls, published by the tireless Stairwell Books... I would book early, as Don is a very popular poet! I'm delighted to be among the cast of supporting writers and musicians.

Stairwell Books present:


Tuesday 8 July 2014

Don Walls

Somewhere Else

The Basement

City Screen, York

7.30 for 8 pm

£3 entry, book available at discount

Supported by Oz Hardwick, John Gilham, Philippa Blakey,

Dave Gough, Helen Sant and Joanna Ezekiel

Musical guests Toni Bunnell and Sarah Dean

Don Walls is York’s Poet Laureate. Please celebrate his latest collection.

Come early to grab a signed copy!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

book launch: andrew brown's skydive: leaping from the ledge

I always enjoy hearing Andrew Brown's stories, and as he is also from Essex, some of the locations he uses are familiar to me. I'm delighted to be supporting him at his York book launch next week: he has already had successful launches and readings in Harrogate. Here are more details:
Stairwell Books present:
Wednesday 25 June 2014

Skydive: Leaping from the Ledge...
by Andrew Brown

The Black Swan (home of the York Folk Festival)
Peasholme Green

7.30ish for 8 pm

£5 for book, music, readings

Supported by

Bob Horton and Katy Marshall (they're on......FIRE)
Mark Connors
Tim Ellis

and others, dependent on bribes. No, kidding.

Andrew Brown is well known for his stories: poignant, hilarious, spooky, edgy, always observant. Here, a range of tales, some new, some familiar, with a dash of poetry too.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

father's day 2014

My beloved father died nearly a year ago. Here is a link to my poem  'Dad is building' published in 'Iota' in 2004:

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...