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Paragram’s ‘Slants of Light’ reading event will be on Valentine’s Night

We are excited to announce that the reading event you have been waiting for – the chance to read your winning poems to the world will be held on Valentine’s Night at the Poetry Place in Betterton Street, Covent Garden. Once again we … Continue reading

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Launch of 3rd Loose Muse anthology.

Good things go in threes and that is certainly true of the Loose Muse anthologies. I was part of the editing group and so nothing that went in should have been a surprise and yet the magic of performance rendered … Continue reading

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Old folks tea party…

On Tuesday I was invited to speak at our local Old Folks Club which meets fortnightly for afternoon tea. Specifically I was asked to talk about how I became a poet, but also about my adventures as an Olympic Storyteller. … Continue reading

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The First ChobLit Lunch

Chobham has held an annual Music Festival for the last 19 years. It has gone from strength to strength and attracts prestigious musicians of many genres. This year for the first time they had a Literary Lunch as well. In … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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I’m late, I’m late…

I seem to be taking life at a trot these days, not my usual stroll and amble. I think this is good, though it may catch up with me. CFS does not take kindly to increased pace! Friday night’s Toe … Continue reading

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More ‘Random’ thoughts

Setting up this very small event, the book signing, at Waterstones has had many more aspects than I imagined. Setting the date and time was the easy part – persuading them to stock the book a little harder. The volume … Continue reading

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Posters and deliveries

I have just delivered a pile of my anthology, ‘Random’, to the Runnymede Art Gallery and been paid for them all up front. This was such a great feeling. It won’t make me rich, nor will it make shed-loads of … Continue reading

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What helpful people!

After the Waterstones adventure yesterday I rang Help for Heroes to see if I could organise some collecting pots and maybe a banner for the signing morning. I know there are many forces charities to support, and I will be … Continue reading

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Waterstones here I come…

I really don’t know what came over me today, but I found the courage to sell my book to Waterstones, in the face of a little hesitance on their part because it has no ISBN number. Buying a parcel of … Continue reading

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