It’s summer 2017 and I’m currently involved in…

pencil-sketch-colourThe Next Page is the arts organisation I run with writers Jennifer C Wilson and Sandy Chadwin. We run writing workshops and I offer one to one creative writing mentoring in Whitley Bay library on the first Saturday of the month. The Next Page runs The North Tyneside Writers’ Circle at North Shields library. It takes place most months on the  third Saturday of the month from 11 am to 1pm. We also organise Pure Fiction, dedicated to writers of fiction and their work.  For more information on The Next Page visit our website or like us on Facebook

Pure joy up close

I’m a Director of Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC. I assist Happy Planet’s founder, Gail Curry with Poetry with Friends, our poetry appreciation with a difference groups based in Whitley Bay. I also run creative writing workshops out of our shop in  Ilfracombe Gardens. For more information on Happy Planet please visit our website or like us on Facebook.

I co-run Free as a Bard, a popular spoken word and music event held in Whitley’s Jam Jar Cinema. My poetic partner in crime is Peter “IRON Press” Mortimer. Our first Free as a Bard (or FaaB for short) of 2017 took place on Sunday 12th February and featured poets Jo Reed, Owen Brecon aka David Farn and musician Chris Harrison. For more information visit Jam Jar’s website, watch this blog or like our Facebook page