Welcome to dipdoomagazoo, where I blog and post details of forthcoming gigs, workshops and creative writing mentoring.

I’ve been writing for over 30 years: journalism, songs, non-fiction and…poetry. I love poetry. I love reading it and writing it. I also love learning new work off by heart in order to perform in front of a receptive audience. My next gig is on 7th November in Whitley Bay library. I’ll be joining Harry Gallagher and Ken Creen as support for John Hegley. Tickets a fiver from Whitley library.

I live and work in Whitley Bay and have my fingers in several creative pies. As one of the Directors of Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC I run creative writing workshops. I’ve got ones on comic/nonsense poetry plus travel and food writing planned for autumn/winter 2016. For more information look at my workshop and mentoring page on this blog  or visit Happy Planet’s site to book places www.happyplanetcreativearts.org.uk/p/blog-page_28.html

 I also run arts events, workshops and offer one to one creative writing mentoring via arts organisation The Next Page. Please look at my workshop and mentoring page on this blog  or visit The Next Page’s booking page www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenextpage