The Present Only two weeks to go until this year's Easton Arts Trail, 15th-16th June. I will be exhibiting - and hopefully selling - at 13 Foster Street.
This year's Bristol Festival of Literature planning continues at a dizzying rate with lots of new events to entertain and motivate. Watch our website for details. http://bristolliteraturefestival.org/
The Past Apparently the summer is when people shut-up-shop and head off on their holidays. Not for creatives like me. The ideas never stop flowing, just wish I could use some of that "holiday" time to work them out. I've recently added a couple of new altered books to this website that I've been working on in the evenings.
The committee for this year's Bristol Festival of Literature (of which I'm a member) are busily preparing this year's event. There will be some old favourites and a few new ones.
I'm also booked into this year's St Werburghs Art Trail in September along with loads of other great artist. Please come along and visit us.
I am pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the upcoming St George Art Trail 10th-11th February. I haven't fully sorted out a venue at the moment, but details can be found at their Facebook page.
Bristol is a pretty creative place. Sometimes it feels like I am surrounded by artists. There must be about half a dozen art trails on during the year. Unfortunately none in the St Annes suburb where I live. The Bristol Art Trail is trying to rectify this by having a city wide art trail on the 1st to 3rd September. So I've signed up. I will be exhibiting/selling altered books, zines, novels and artists books. Wish me luck!
It seems sometimes that time is accelerating. As I write this at the end of June, we are already half way through 2017. Plans are deeply underway for this year's Bristol Festival of Literature, of which I am a committee member. Please check the website for constant updates and progress. Well, it took some time, and a bit of swearing, but my debute novel The Ultimate Career Move is finally available from those good folk at Tangent Books in print edition. It is also available through Amazon.
The 2016 Bristol Festival of Literature is taking shape. Having learnt from previous years' mistakes, we are now planning everything well in advance. Check our website for updates.
How Not To Visit Galleries. See above for details.
After what seems like a small age, I have eventually finished my second Zine The New Old. Please see above for details.
Wednesday 6th Feb at the Thunderbolt Pub on Bath Road in Bristol myself and some writing friends will be reading out stories from 8pm as part of the Word of Mouth events. Some more details here: Word of Mouth
The 2012 Bristol Festival of Literature is upon us. Myself and the other members of the Bristol Writers Group (BWG) are involved in a number of events. Myself Sunday 14th October - Tales in the Caves. The BWG will be reading out a series of creeping and disturbing stories in the Redcliffe Caves. Friday 19th October - Performance Masterclass and Open Mic. Nick Rawlinson will start the evening off with some exercises designed too boast performers confidence. Then we'll have a open mic night to flex those. If you don't fancy participating in either event then its okay just to spectate. Saturday 20th October - Launchpad featuring BWG and Poetry Central. BWG will be reading a series of connected short stories based on a walk we did round Long Ashton at 1pm. All the stories have also been complied into an anthology which will also be for sale. At the Poetry Central I'll be doing a half hour reading of poems new and old plus maybe a bit of prose. I'm booked to come on at 3pm. Hope to see people there.
23/11/11 As of last week, I finished the first full draft of my current big project The Ultimate Career Move (TUCM). Phew. It was quite an ordeal. For five months, I spent between 14 and 20 hours a week working on it, which when you've also got a full time job is a little intense. I'm on the verge of doing a cover, and then putting it through a Print on Demand (PoD) before starting on the next draft. Hopefully this one will be a bit quicker. Thinking though.... I do believe your writing style is influenced by what you read and I think I need a bit more description in the next draft. Description of the surroundings from the Point of View (PoV). I'll be participating at the upcoming Bristol Festival of Literature with loads of other fine writers: http://unputdownable.org/ I'm taking part in a discussion tomorrow (Friday 14th!) on mainstream vs indie media. Guess which side of the fence I'll be on! Then Saturday 14th I'll be reading out a story as part of Bristol Writers Group. Finishing off with Saturday 21st when I'm compering a politically themed open mic night.