JEBEL MARRA - upcoming live events
MANCHESTER LAUNCH! - Friday 27th March 7pm, IABF
Reading with me at the Manc launch of Jebel Marra will be my literary big sis and multi-form artist Rosie Garland. We're going to do the unthinkable and have poetry (Rosie) and short fiction (me) together on the same stage, with Darfur as the common ground. An extra prezzie for this event: everyone who buys a copy of Jebel Marra will also take with them a copy of the 2013 BBC Short Story Award collection.
Join us at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, and find more info on the facebook event page.
LIVERPOOL - Tuesday 12th May, details TBA
More live events, including additional Manchester dates, to be posted here soon. You can order the book now via the Comma Press website.
WordPlay Community Arts
I'm thrilled to be able to announce the launch of a new participatory arts organisation that I've founded with my collaborator Harriet Morgan-Shami.
WordPlay has grown from work we've done in East Salford over the last seven years, and we will continue to root our work there, as well as taking some of the projects to the wider Greater Manchester area.
WordPlay uses creative writing and related arts (like digital storytelling, spoken word, artist books and life writing) to support attachment and wellbeing. We are especially focused on working with vulnerable and marginalised people, as this is the backbone of our previous work together.
You can follow WordPlay on facebook and twitter, and find out more on our website at www.wpca.co.uk
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