I will be posting a small stone for today at some point even if today I have done little but catch up on sleep and prepare for the radio show tomorrow however I thought it pertinent to write a blog about some of my current poetry related endeavours.
Tomorrow is my regular poetry show which has been going since the end of last year. From now on episodes should be available on listen again teething problems have meant there are currently but two shows available online here: where I talk to Steph Pike about political writing and Stevie Smith and here: http://www.mixcloud.com/PageTurnerRadio/ its page turner 5th January I talk to Rebecca Audra Smith about her poetry, women in writing and why Bukowski is not a lifestyle guru among other things. The show features discussion about poetry/writing news, a poem/flash fiction of the week and an interview with a new writer each week which errs towards discussing their influences and processes. feedback on the show is welcomed as it is a work in progress and something I am fairly new to.
Me and Becca chat here, Page Turner 5th Jan it doesn’t start till a few minutes in: http://www.fabradiointernational.com/index.php/listen-again
https://www.facebook.com/events/595517600521092/ Stirred is three years old and is a feminist poetry event geared towards supporting female artists without excluding anyone. You can find out more about what we do here: http://stirredpoetry.wordpress.com/
There are open mic slots available on the night and it starts 7.30pm 3MT (three minute theatre) on Oldham street entry £2/1 if you are skint.
My monthly purely open mic event Shaken Stories and Verse is on the 2nd come down and share you new poems and fiction anything goes if its under five mins. Great for new performers and new material sign up in advance or on the night, event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/273084826182525/ again its just a pound and drinks offers all night in the lovely fab cafe event starts around 7.30pmish.