I've made it into the top ten of this lovely short story event. There are no winners. Ten people were chosen out of 119 entries to perform their short story at a live, filmed, event in November and to appear in a printed Anthology. Stroud Short Stories has a national reputation, so I'm thrilled.
It was great fun writing an article for satirical newspaper, The Chaos. My piece was inspired after reading a news item about scientists at the University of Bath who had grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat. The newspaper will launch at Angouleme's comic festival in France on January... Continue Reading →
Performing at The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival this year was pretty nerve wracking but it was a great opportunity to read out one of my short stories on the Hubble Stage. I chose to read 'Letting Go' which is a story about what it takes to let someone you love find... Continue Reading →
Abiola Bello went from being a successful dancer to award winning author and co-founder of Hashtag Press. Her second book Emily Knight I Am…. Awakened won The London’s BIG READ 2019 and was nominated for the CILIP’s Carnegie Award, and it looks like an adaptation is on the way. I asked her what it takes to... Continue Reading →
It was great to receive the news that my short story The Hat Pin and two of my poems, DNA and Empty Words had been chosen to appear in the University of Gloucestershire's Heritage Anthology. You can read The Hat Pin here and the two poems can be found on the Poetry page.
It takes a special kind of person to walk 2000 miles in 292 days. That special kind of person is David Lemon. The first person recorded in history to walk the entire length of the Zambezi River. I talked to David about his incredible journey which he started when he was 67 years old, proving... Continue Reading →
My short play 'Jez & Tess' was chosen to be performed (rehearsed reading) at the Stroud Shakespeare Theatre Festival in May this year. It was a political satire based on Romeo and Juliet - short and sweet, but was really well received and got some great laughs!
Feeling chuffed to bits that I'm the 2018 Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam Story winner. Some of the Uni of Gloucestershire students had been auditioned to take part in the 2018 Cheltenham Poetry Festival's Story Slam, alongside some local authors and well known performance poets. The idea is to write and read your own piece of ... Continue Reading →