Archive for the 'Writing and Art' Category

The New Luciad – 4th edition

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Watch this space for the the fourth edition of the New Luciad. Editors this year are Robert Ward, Richard Fallon, Chris Harris and myself. The edition is due to come out at the end of June.

Romsey Poets at Romsey Art Festival

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

As summer draws to a close I can’t help thinking what a jolly fine summer it was. There have been poems about blackberrying, actual blackberrying, trips to the seaside, tandems on the Monsal Trail and much more. There were activities galore in Cambridge of course and in particular the Romsey Art Festival was a huge […]

The New Luciad Out Now

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The New Luciad hit The University of Leicester’s bookshop this week- the first ever to come to come out and all thanks to Rob Ward who put in an amazing effort to get it all together. Do pop along and pick up a copy for £4 if you’re on campus! It should be appearing on […]

Centre for New Writing launching at Leicester Uni

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Centre for New Writing at Leicester Uni is being launched next week. This is a new venture that aims to promote new and interesting writing in the region and beyond. The launch event is going to be a day of fun, panels, cake, conversation and wait for it… drum roll please…Daljit Nagra. Check out […]

Object Writing

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I have to say Richard H’s Object Writing group is fab. Last night seven of us gathered in the Arts Picture House cafe to write. Lots of great activities from word association games, reading and rewriting fairy stories and of course the traditional writing about an object. I really liked the activity where we told […]

Susan Alison – White Lies and Custard Creams

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Browsing on Amazon and what did I find at number 5 in the best seller’s list – only Susan Alison’s book – White Lies and Custard Creams. Glad to see she’s doing so well. Of course I one-clicked it immediately and am looking forward to sitting down to it with a nice cup of tea! […]

July brings a short shory and the shortest ferry ride

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

July in England has been somewhat grey and not particularly inspiring. I did manage to write my first short story in about two years and have just put it up on Amazon in Kindle format. Buy it here for an extortionate price and get all 784 words of it! I spent the rest of the […]

A rainy end to September

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I have spent a very pleasant weekend passing the time in the various watering holes and cake shops of Cambridge. On Friday Claire, Thomas, John and I hot footed it to the Punter for one of their delectable £5 lunches. Saturday saw Debs, Fariha, Thomas and I in Patisserie Valerie and Sunday saw me there […]


Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I’m sipping tea in the Arts Picture House and enjoying their very free internet. Nothing like cafe living! It’s a very calm place and I’m sitting at the back surveying the people and wondering if I can write something fantastic for the next Free Inkers meeting next week. The cafe is like a huge film […]

Cambridge Free Inkers

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Here is comes – the new shiny website of the Cambridge Free Inkers. We came up with the name – thanks to Yuko last Sunday over crepes and coffee in the Arts Picture House. Now we have a name it seems only right we have a logo and Denise is working on one right now. […]