How Am I Doing for Time? Is an anthology celebrating 5 years of one of Yorkshire's most popular monthly spoken word nights, Poems, Prose and Pints.
I've been lucky enough to be the guest speaker twice in the past few years and have always had a blast.
The anthology contains regulars, and guests from a glorious half decade of booze and brilliance. There's a great mix of poets in here, from performers like Ash Dickinson, Hayden Cohen, and Laurence O'Reilly, favourite wordsmiths like Becky Cherriman, Siobhan MacMahon, Gaia Holmes, and Oz Hardwick, tireless champions of the local poetry scene like Rose Drew, Andy Humphrey, Winston Plowes, and Matthew Hedley Stoppard, and dear friends like Greg White, Michael Hildred, Steve Toase, and Jem Henderson, all edited and neatly wrapped by Tim Ellis.
There are more in there I should have mentioned but at just £2.75 it's worth letting you discover some of the delights for yourselves :)
A bit late on this one.
Apparently we had a few bikes in the area.
In celebration of this Stairwell have launched their latest beautiful slab of literary loveliness: Still Life with Wine & Cheese.
It's an anthology of art, poetry, and fiction from some wonderfully talented folks (plus me).
A video of me performing 'The Good Book' recorded at Evidently Salford earlier this year topped the Guardian Witness Spoken word poll last week. There's some wonderful stuff on there, uploaded by a diverse selection of poetificators, so thanks so much for all the votes you crazy wee beans :)
Saturday October 11th - 10am til 11:30am I'll be hosting this wonderful event at the Ryedale Book Festival. The event's totally free and all children of any age are invited to come and share their own work or the work of their favourite writers and poets. I'll be joining in with my own brand of daftness. Please come and join us. More info available here: http://ryedalebookfestival.com/Children.html
You'll have to scroll down the page past some guy called Michael Morpurgo to find it though ;)