Creative Writing reading at the Hyde Laundry

So, ¬†on Thursday the 22nd, we the Hyde Writers did our bit at the Creative Writing event at the Laundry. And it went very well. There was a hefty audience who were very appreciative, and from the talk afterwards I think they enjoyed a taste of some (but by no means all) of the heady(…)

Coming Clean at the Hyde Laundry

I’m very excited to be taking part in 10 Days at the Laundry – a big art and performance show at the Hyde Old Laundry, Hyde Abbey Road, Winchester. It’s taking place from Saturday 17th October for – surprise surprise – ten days. It’s billed as a ‘cultural festival’ for Winchester, and the plans certainly(…)

Is Carol Ann Duffy the best Poet Laureate ever?

I was lucky enough on National Poetry Day to be in the audience for Carol Ann Duffy’s reading at Winchester University, arranged by the estimable English Project. And, apart from feeling a certain smugness that our little city has won bragging rights as the first place to host the new Laureate on NPD, I also(…)