Archive for the 'Workshops/Courses' Category

Haiku Dice

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

My partner bought me some story writing dice which have themed pictures on and which are great for making up silly stories on the fly! But they also got me a large set of Haiku Dice – as in there are a lot of dice and the rules for how to use them are slightly […]

Jan – What Am I Up To

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The last Saturday of Jan I will be at Overtown Farm in their lovely barn with all the poetry zines, visual poetry colouring books and the Gloucester Poetry Society’s first anthology Poetry Without Pretension. Sat 3rd Feb I will be at the True Believers Comic Book Festival with all the books and zines. Mon 5th […]


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

I will once again be running a poetry workshop with the Gloucester Poetry Society at the Fountain Inn in Gloucester tomorrow (Thursday 29th of June 2017). The workshop starts at 7 pm and is free to attend – afterwards there ware recording sessions and interviews which you can watch or take part in.

May’s Poetic Madness!

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Tonight I am In The Slammer the Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam with a host of fab poets at the Playhouse Theatre, Saturday I’ll be in the Cafe Rene Gloucester for more poetry with Food For Thoughts and Sunday I will be back over into Cheltenham for more Poetry Festival goodness in the Waterstones! Tuesday I’ll […]

Busy Poet – Me

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Busy poetic time are coming up 🙂 Thursday 27th of April Villanells Gloucester Fountain Inn from 7-11 pm – I am running a workshop at the beginning of the evening followed by recording performances and interviews organised by The Gloucester Poetry Society Saturday 29th of April ReneGade Festival 2017 3 -1:30 pm which is opening […]

Villanelles Workshop

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Exciting poetry things are a foot in Gloucester (UK) at the moment – one such thing is the night Villanelles at the Fountain Inn. The night includes recording poetry for the Gloucester Poetry Societies Youtube channel, an open mic and… starting with this coming event… workshops 🙂 Which a few of us will be running […]

New Leaf Writers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

New Leaf writers asked me if I would like to join their closed group – I said yes and I have not regretted it! I love my writer communities weather they are on line or in real life. New Leaf has a local aspect to it for me and ties in with some physical go […]


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

I’ve been experimenting with a new social media/arts platform called ello which I found a while back. It’s kind of like google plus meets pinterest? Mainly using it to share my creations and to find new inspiring artists. Fellow poets might want to check it out for inspiration and idea getting.

Happy Poetry New Year!!! 2017!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year and I hope this blog finds you all enjoying the festive season 🙂 2017 is going to be an EPIC year 🙂 So what are my poetry plans? Well as always there are the poetry writing drives – there are four I shall be undertaking this year. Month of Poetry – which […]

Squiffy Gnu

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Squiffy GNU was/is a brilliant online poetry writing drive fashioned after Chelt 52 where a prompt was given weekly. Run by Colin Waterman it has been an amazing source of support and inspiration. I have created a range of visual poems from the various prompts this year. Sadly the group is shutting :'( But thanks […]