The Wordsmiths/Big Ideas by the Sea Competition

Delighted that my poem (which begins like this) has been chosen:

This space

In this space between ever changing coastline and sea

The inner child is rediscovered flying a brightly coloured kite,

Paddling and splashing in the white-capped waves

Scrambling up cliffs or skimming smooth stones.

"It's my pleasure to let you know that the judges have deliberated and decided that your poem is one of the winners. We would be delighted if you could come along to our event at the Craft Bar on Sunday 19th May to read your poem to our audience. The event begins at 5.0pm and ends at 7.00pm. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there and listen to your reading."

My piece has been included in the anthology "Missing"  launching on 24th September 2023 as part of the Writing on Air 2023 festival at ChapelFM by Yaffle Press

November 2021
The Basket Weaver 

Short story "Coasting Along" in SevenDays magazine
Issue 4 November 2021

Poem on Covid in India
https://poetryandcovid.com/2021/07/27/at-the-twenty-four-hour-crematorium/A Project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, University of Plymouth, and Nottingham Trent University.
My story Double Act is in this publication which you can download free here:
 or, for other stories

(added to page 22 March 2020

I have some work in this anthology of short stories, freely available here

I am part of a team who produce and write content for a programme at an arts based centre housed in a converted chapel. https://www.chapelfm.co.uk/  This amazing space has a café area and recording studios plus a performance area on the first floor.  People of all ages and abilities make such good use of it that we are extending into the neighbouring building as we speak.

Our monthly programme is called The Deli and offers fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music and discussion and back episodes can be heard https://www.chapelfm.co.uk/elfm-player/archive/2019/07/deli-77/

 Sunday 27th November 2022 - My short story is included in Writing on Air festival THE DELI Special edition of the longest-running East Leeds FM show. Writing, music, and wit from the Deli team

Other stories, plays and poems of mine can be seen here:

Click on the links for an example of other short stories

No comments:

Post a Comment

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...