Just got a shiny new poster for the Scribble Festival, which is taking place on Sunday 6 November and Monday 7 November at the delightful Chapter One bookshop on Lever Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At 2pm on the Sunday, why not join me and Sawn-off Tales author David Gaffney for a creative writing workshop, Q&A and reading - all for free? Then later on, there's a poetry slam with a cash prize. Find out more about everything that's going on here.
On Saturday 19 November, we'll be in Bury town centre, performing in a giant Bakelite radio (I kid you not) at Transition festival (formerly Bury Light Night). For our special Verbose appearance, David is running a flash fiction workshop 6-7pm, then he'll be joining us on stage until 8.30pm, with performances featuring me plus other purveyors of fine flash fiction Billy Cowan, Nija Dalal-Small, Joe Daly, Kate Feld, Tamsin Macdonald and Fat Roland. More here.
The regular Verbose, by the way, is back on Monday 24 October, with horror stories and tales of the uncanny from Claire Dean, Nicholas Royle and Conrad Williams, plus poetry and prose on the open mic. More here.