21 January 2015

New review

I've reviewed the first anthology from Siren for Bookmunch. It's called Fugue, this book, and it includes a short story by my good friend Adrian Slatcher. See the rather lovely cover below and click through to my review here.

05 January 2015

Words and fixtures, quite literally

New year, new live lit night. Well, a new reincarnation. The live literature night Verbose is back with a new host (me) and a new format. Taking place on the fourth Monday of the month at my local gaff, Fallow café in Fallowfield, the event will feature performances by special guests, along with an open mic for folk to read their prose and poetry. It’s free entry and doors are at 7.30pm. Fallow café is at 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, M14 6NA. See http://verbosemcr.wordpress.com.

Bringing words to the 'burbs in the first half of 2015 are...

Monday 26 January featuring members of the Inklings writing group, which includes Elizabeth Baines, Sarah Butler, Sian Cummins, David Gaffney and Adrian Slatcher
Monday 23 February featuring independent publishing collective Curious Tales, which includes Jenn Ashworth, Tom Fletcher, Richard Hirst, Alison Moore and Emma Jane Unsworth
Monday 23 March featuring the #Flashtag writers, which includes David Hartley, Benjamin Judge, Tom Mason and Fat Roland
Monday 27 April featuring contributors to Confingo magazine, edited by Timothy Shearer
Monday 25 May featuring poems and short stories from the Centre for New Writing’s The Manchester Anthology, edited by Sarah-Clare Conlon
Monday 22 June featuring commissions from Nightjar Press, edited by Nicholas Royle