Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Poetry and prose readings

The last couple of days have been crazy-busy.

At my recent appearance at the end of June, at Worcester's premier genre spoken word event, 42, I read one of my prose pieces, a particularly dark and nasty piece about zombies.

42, Lunar Bar, Worcester, June 2012
This was followed on 5 July with a reading of a couple of poems at Parole Parlate, in Little Venice, Worcester. I was up first, amongst a great number of friends whose work I have come to admire over the last few months and years. It's more of a mainstream venue, so I had to tone it down a little, however.

Parole Parlate,
Little Venice restaurant, Worcester, July 2012

Finally on Saturday, 7th July, 2012, at a very special event in the Old Library in Worcester. The library has recently moved buildings to a new construction called the Hive, leaving the old library an empty space. To make use of this, a number of arts events are being held in the space, called the Fourth Plinth. On that Saturday, local writer and Gothic diva Suz Winspear organised a presentation of local writing talent on that Fourth Plinth, where I presented two stories and two poems. It was really an honour to be invited to read there.
Old Library, Worcester, 7 July 2012

I have already been booked to read again at the end of this month, and I can't wait!