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

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Elaine in Cambridge’s CB2 Cafe and Bistro, Summer 2017

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 and help run a popular poetry appreciation group called Poetry with Friends.  For more information on Happy Planet please visit the website or like on Facebook

I also run arts events, workshops and offer  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  website, Ticketsource page or like on Facebook

In October 2017 The Next Page won an award for The North Tyneside Writers’ Circle, a free to attend group for writers of all ages and abilities.

Sandy, Jen and Elaine with NT councillors Cath Davis and Karen Bolger

The North Tyneside Writers’ Circle takes a Highly Commended Award from Chair of North Tyneside Council, Kath Davis and her colleague, Councillor Karen Bolger at October 2017’s Age Takes Centre Stage Award Ceremony.