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Norwich Market

This week will see my final two days at Norwich Market as writer in residence – and I have to say I shall be sad to leave. I have really enjoyed my time there and I have met some lovely people. I have collected lots of “favourite words”, been given poems (and flowers!), I have […]


The official publication date of my book Bird Sisters is 7th May. I am ridiculously excited. I am doing a Norwich launch on May 11th and one in Birmingham on 19th May. Details of both events can be found on my events page. I am also reading at Much Wenlock poetry Festival on Sunday 24th […]

Poems for the end of 2015

I have not one but four poems published today. Three on Clear Poetry and one on I am not a silent poet. Happy New Year everyone.

Coaching and How it Helps Writing

I may have mentioned before that last year I had some writing coach sessions with the lovely Heidi Williamson. Heidi is published poet and a copy writer (as well as a mother) so she knows only too well all the stresses of trying to juggle the writing life with family commitments and earning a living. […]


Today I had a poem (Footslog) accepted by Antiphon and one of the things they asked for was a recording of the poem. I spent a fun half an hour or so practicing reading and working out how to record on my laptop. It was surprisingly enjoyable and the results were OK so I decided […]

Book Art

I just happened across the art book that artist Heather Hunter made in response to an early version of my poem Bee Mornings – it’s a rather lovely thing! I met Heather at Turn thePage Artist’s Book Fair in Norwich a couple of years ago – she heard me read and asked if she […]

Poetry and creative writing in the new year

I am excited to running some creative writing workshops at Wensum Lodge, Norwich in the New year. Poetry Workshop will be a weekly poetry workshop (on a Thursday morning) with a focus on critique and editing. The course starts on Thursday January, 2015, sessions run from 10.30am to 1pm. Students will learn how to critique […]

New Courses for the Autumn Term

I am very excited to be running some courses and day workshops for Adult Education at Wensum Lodge, Norwich in the autumn term. An Introduction to Poetry Writing is a six week course starting on Monday 22nd September. The sessions start at 9.30a.m. Each session lasts two hours and will use a variety of teaching […]

What’s been happening

Well the big news for me is that I may have a poem published in Poems in the Waiting room. I sent the poem off last year and had pretty much forgotten about it. Poems in the Waiting Room supplies cards and pamphlets of poetry free of charge to GP practices and hospitals. It is […]

Lighthouses and poetry collections

So I haven’t blogged on here for a while, and that’s partly because I have been busy. Things have been happening. This week we had the launch for the journal Lighthouse. We held it at the Writers’ Centre Norwich Salon event. There was a fantastic turnout and we sold about forty copies on the night, […]