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November 3, 2019


So: the PhD. How’s it going? It’s still going, chugging along in fits and starts, sometimes wailing through dark tunnels, sometimes rolling happily in beautiful scenery; sometimes slow, sometimes fast, with a shifting array of passengers passing through the carriage w...

August 8, 2016

What a tick-tock, wheely-whizzing, turnabout summer we’re having; it’s equal parts all over the place and nowhere at all. But things are a-happening and its high time I scuttled back through it all and gathered some of my recent updates and highlights together under on...

September 5, 2015


Last Thursday, nestled in a secretive room of a secretive bar, I was delighted to be able to launch a shiny new live literature endeavour: Speak Easy. A stripped-down and simple spoken word night for the people of Stretford in south Manchester, Speak Easy began l...

August 11, 2015

Originally written in November 2014


Spoken word evenings succeed or fail at the hosting. A good host will have the right levels of charisma, control and coordination, while a bad one will drain, irritate and frustrate an audience and can often derail a whole event. Typ...

August 11, 2015

Originally written in July 2014


This week, at The Big Slam event at 24:7 Festival, I performed a new story called "I Didn't Want This, I Didn't Ask for Any of This" - a three minute 2nd person perspective anxiety tale of cinematic existential woe. The whole piece was d...

August 11, 2015


Originally written in May 2014


This Wednesday gone I took to the Bad Language stage, introduced up by host Fat Roland as a 'veteran' of this particular event. That I am: I was among the first writers to grace BL's microphones way back when they first opened them, four...

August 9, 2015

Originally written in December 2013


Down the past five years, performances at spoken word events have been a regular feature on my calendar and I've seen the full range of performances from the incredibly moving to the incredibly drunk, from the cockiest poet to the mo...

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