I’ll be reading at the Bridlington Poetry Festival on Saturday October 21st.
A hand-picked bunch of new poets from the North. All won Northern Writers Awards from New Writing North in 2015. The New North Poets are KM Bainbridge, David Borrott, Jared Carnie, Tom Cleary, James Giddings and Jasmine Simms.
You can find out more about the event here.
Yesterday, January 10th, I appeared on BBC Radio Sheffield with Rony Robinson to chat about a variety of things.
You can listen to the show in full at this link. I come on at about the 1hr36 mark.
I have been chosen as one of the twelve finalists for the Off The Shelf Festival Sheffield Short Story Competition. An event will be held tonight at Mugen Tea House, Scotland Street, Sheffield at 7pm, where the shortlisted stories will be read out and the winner announced.
I’ll be appearing at Bakewell Bookshop on Friday October 7th alongside Dean Lilleyman. Doors will be around 7pm.
To secure a place on the night contact the bookshop directly.
Thanks so much to Pippa, Eddy, James, Dean and Laura for being so fantastic on the night, and Matthew at Urbane for being so generous in supplying the books.
Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who donated money. We raised approximately £500 for Spoonie Survival Kits and Sophia’s GoFundMe.
Photos courtesy of Fox Moon Photography.
Waves is available everywhere now.
What? Launch of Waves.
When? Saturday September 17th. Doors 7pm. Readings to start around 7.45pm.
Where? Eten (upstairs), 2-4 York Street, Sheffield, S1 2ER (next to Sheffield Cathedral)
Who? There will be readings from Eddy Baker, James Giddings, Dean Lilleyman and myself. Laura Hegarty will also be playing a few songs.
Anything else? Copies of Waves will be available in exchange for donations to Spoonie Survival Kits and helping Sophia fight Lyme.
Is there a poster containing all this information? Yes.
Sheffield culture guide, Our Favourite Places, has written the upcoming Waves launch event on their homepage.
You can read the feature at this link.
Full information and the event poster are viewable here.
The Waves launch will take place on Saturday September 17th at Eten, York Street, Sheffield, S1 2ER.
Doors will open at 7pm with readings starting between 7.30pm and 8.00pm.
The evening will feature appearances from Dean Lilleyman, James Giddings and Eddy Baker.
Copies of Waves will be available on the night in exchange for donations to Spoonie Survival Kits and Sophia’s GoFundMe.
For pre-order information visit the Waves page here.