I had a fantastic time at Short Fuse last night. There was an excellent line-up and it was lovely to read just before Rosy, who has done some amazing performances recently. The night ended with stories from David Bramwell and Ros Barber, both of whom were enthralling. I loved being be part of such an exciting, friendly night.
I'm currently very excited as Alex and Elle, the folks behind Penumbra Magazine, have invited me to
read at Ride the Word X on Monday June 15th. The night is organised by Salt
Publishing and features a range readers, including Salt poet Vincent de Souza and short story writers Jay Merrill and Richard Bardsley.
Alex and Elle are doing a talk at the start of the evening, which will feature readings from myself and Luke Roberts. I've been asked to read LIBRARYS, a story of mine that was published in Penumbra's first issue. It's probably my favourite story, but I'd not considered reading it aloud until Penumbra suggested it. I'm very excited about reading this piece since its formatting makes it interesting to reproduce orally.
The event takes place at Stratford Library, E15 1EL (map here). Admission is free and the night starts at 7pm, continuing until 9:30pm. It would be lovely to see some familiar friendly faces there.If you want to follow what I'm up to, sign up to my mailing list