Monday, 22 October 2012
I had the delight of attending the prize ceremony of this year's Manchester Poetry Prize and blog about it for Manchester Literature Festival. You can read what I had to share here.
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Hello everyone. I didn't manage to squeeze in the announcement to everyone last Wednesday during Documentally's talk so I thought it is best to post something on here.
Next Tuesday and Thursday in lecture room 5 of the Geoffrey Manton building, MMU, a meeting for the festival's volunteers will be taking place. If you're intersted in helping out in any way (blogging especially!) come along. It's at 5:15pm and you only need to come to one of the two dates. It's a good way to get into some pretty good events with authors as well as experimenting with some new apps and interactive tools as I'm trying to make the blog as fun as possible.
Here is the festival website for more information and you can take a look at the programme as well as the festival's blog.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, 20 April 2012
With time to shoot questions at Brian, he is asked what kind of writer he is; everyday, sporadic, organised? Since writing from a young age, he tells us, it is easy for him to go with a poem when it comes to him instead of needing that discipline of daily scribblings. One day, when out looking for nails to complete some overdue odd jobs around the house, he found himself picking up a nail which resembled a bullet out of one of the weapons he used while in Iraq. Before he knew it, his notepad was in his palm and he was walking around the store retrieving images only a poet can. He recognised the rotating fan on the ceiling as the blades from a helicopter. I would have recognised them as blades on a fan. His experience and education have allowed his mind to look at things in ways my mind never would. Maybe from now on it could.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Yesterday's posts are from the Young Identity group who performed at the end of the day's events.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to blog about a twitter workshop at the Cornerhouse. I got some really good advice and tips on what other websites to use to optimise my tweeting. Click here to learn what I learnt.
Friday, 24 February 2012
My blog for Ignacio Ferreras' new animation film Arrugas has been posted on the Cornerhouse website. Click here to find out why you should buy a ticket to see the film at this year's Viva Festival.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
I will be working with this year's Manchester Children's Book Festival's blog so keep your eyes on www.m-cbf.blogspot.com / www.mcbf.org.uk for news and this year's line-ups.