18 May 2016

Paris by night

Here's me and David Gaffney reading at Spoken Word Paris on Monday. It's a great English-speaking open mic night if you're in the French capital - every Monday at 8.30pm Au Chat Noir on the corner of rue St Maur and rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud.

06 May 2016

On the tiles

Reading at the beautiful Victoria Baths on 1 May 2016, alongside David Gaffney (pictured, like, alongside), Elizabeth Baines and Adrian Slatcher.


25 April 2016

News

I know, I know. The blog's been a bit quiet lately. Well, since last year. Sorry about that. I've been a tad busy what with one thing and another (writing and submitting stories, some of which will be published soon), running events and workshops, and performing (here's a pic of me at The Other recently). That plus work that pays money and a few health issues. So I've decided that this bit of the blog won't be updated all that often any more, but do please keep an eye on the other sections (particularly "live" and "publications") for news of where you can catch me, in person and in print. Cheers!


09 December 2015

Here's me reading in Paris!


Yes, Paris, France! As part of this week's Spoken Word Paris ecstasy/joy theme, I read my fairly new story Do Birds Die Flying? (which has just found a home with Flash magazine) and old favourite (well, mine, anyway) I See Electric. If you happen to be in the City of Lights any time soon, do pop into Au Chat Noir in the 10th for Spoken Word Paris, every Monday evening. It's run by the lovely Alberto, David and David, and is an English-speaking event (although some French, and even some Italian, may be heard). It's an open mic night, with a guest - just rock up on the night and speak to the man in the top hat to get your name on the list. Oh and it's free, and the drinks are pretty cheap for Paris. What's not to like?

16 November 2015

Us speaking our words, in a different way, not on stage

So, me and David are interviewed by fellow writer Rob Cutforth on The End of All Things podcast. Listen to me tell the story of the guy stripping at Verbose, recount Dave Hartley's recent Jenga moment at Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, plug the Northern Lights Writers' Conference, etc…