Category Archives: Events

Upcoming Manchester Writing Events

Just a short list of some exciting writing events I’ll be going to in the next couple of months, and believe me, they come highly recommended. Pretty much all of my favourite local writers have been or will be at

Upcoming Manchester Writing Events

Just a short list of some exciting writing events I’ll be going to in the next couple of months, and believe me, they come highly recommended. Pretty much all of my favourite local writers have been or will be at

Breathing Lightly :: March writing workshop

On Saturday March 1st, fellow writer Rebecca Audra Smith and myself are running a some creative writing workshops at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, called ‘Breathing Lightly‘. What is it? We wanted to do something in the run-up to International

Breathing Lightly :: March writing workshop

On Saturday March 1st, fellow writer Rebecca Audra Smith and myself are running a some creative writing workshops at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, called ‘Breathing Lightly‘. What is it? We wanted to do something in the run-up to International

Creative Writing: When Research Matters

Every year I intend to go along to lots of events at the Manchester Literature Festival, and every year I completely fail in my task. This year, at least, I did make it to one. Along with the new(ish) Creative

Creative Writing: When Research Matters

Every year I intend to go along to lots of events at the Manchester Literature Festival, and every year I completely fail in my task. This year, at least, I did make it to one. Along with the new(ish) Creative

Predictive Poetry

I’ve been struggling with writers’ block for the past few weeks, so I’ve been searching for ways to find inspiration in the things around me. One method I’ve been using more and more of late is found or sculpted poetry.

Predictive Poetry

I’ve been struggling with writers’ block for the past few weeks, so I’ve been searching for ways to find inspiration in the things around me. One method I’ve been using more and more of late is found or sculpted poetry.

Losing and finding

My first proper poetry performance Tonight I read at Stirred Poetry for the second time. It’s my first time reading as an invited guest at a spoken word night, and I’m oddly calm about it. By the time it’s my

Losing and finding

My first proper poetry performance Tonight I read at Stirred Poetry for the second time. It’s my first time reading as an invited guest at a spoken word night, and I’m oddly calm about it. By the time it’s my

Misogyny in language – The C-Word

The word cunt makes us irrational. If you’re easily offended over chance formations of letters, look away now (irrational human being that you are). I had a fantastic teacher for A-Level English Language. We were a small group and, for the

Misogyny in language – The C-Word

The word cunt makes us irrational. If you’re easily offended over chance formations of letters, look away now (irrational human being that you are). I had a fantastic teacher for A-Level English Language. We were a small group and, for the

Poetry :: Twerk, Baby

Tonight I performed (quite unexpectedly) at Bad Language, an awesome night of new and established writers. I didn’t feel like I had the right material to take with me to read, so this morning I sat down to write something.

Poetry :: Twerk, Baby

Tonight I performed (quite unexpectedly) at Bad Language, an awesome night of new and established writers. I didn’t feel like I had the right material to take with me to read, so this morning I sat down to write something.