Here’s my colleague, Jennifer’s reflections on working with me as The Next Page…

The Next Page

Sitting here in December, I cannot quite believe what we’ve managed to organise and achieve since the first ‘proper’ meeting of The Next Page, when Elaine and I took a wander through Jesmond Dene, had tea with Sandy, then hit the town centre to investigate potential workshop venues, and other ideas to look into.

ticketsourceOver a very productive panini and pot of tea in Mark Toney’s (other food-serving venues are available, but are they as lovely?), we decided on the name, and what we wanted to achieve – a series of workshops, a reading event, and mentoring. Six months down the line, we’ve managed to get going with all three.

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We have now hosted two workshops, in July and December, and two Pure Fiction events, in July and November, as well as Elaine having hosted numerous one-to-one mentoring sessions.

We’ve had great feedback on our events, and especially enjoyed introducing new writers…

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