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November 21, 2019

Coming up this Saturday, Nov 23rd, myself and some uni pals are taking over the gorgeous Engine House at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation for the first ever (and possibly last ever, who knows) installment of The Manchester Forum.

Brainchild of musician Liam...

November 17, 2018

I've only gone and started up another spoken word night. 

Hell, yes, but of course. My famous friend Ali shuffled up to me a few months back and said he had a vision for a new night of live literature. I could see the gears churning inside his mind as he toyed with the...

October 12, 2018

This coming Sunday (14th Oct) sees the debut of a new piece of music/writing fusion written and composed by me and brother Rick. It's a 20 minute piece of non-fiction set to Rick's beats punctuated by samples of our sister Jenny's voice. The latter, pictured above salu...

July 3, 2018

It's been a busy old first half of the year, so I thought it worth pausing to collage together some of the various notable bits and pieces that have had my name attached in these last six months...

New Fiction

The Woodcutter and the Wolf - have a scuttle around inside th...

October 8, 2016

Tuesday 13th September, Liar’s League in London, actor Greg Page reads my latest animal story “A Place to Dump Guinea Pigs”:

Enjoy that? Hope so. If you’d rather read the actual words than sit here for 15 minutes listening to them, here’s the story online.

It’s really qu...

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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