Tiny: smaller than a pea

This week's photo challenge at WordPress is 'Tiny'. I put a pea in the picture to show you how tiny the smallest doll is.  We have quite a few sets of these Babushka Dolls as my daughter used to collect them. I suppose the picture really should be thumbnail To see everyone else's take on … Continue reading Tiny: smaller than a pea

National Poetry Day at Trowbridge Town Hall

Trowbridge Town Hall was awash with poets and artists on National Poetry Day, October 6 2016.  Ten local schools each sent small groups of children and a member of staff to take part in my poetry and art workshops which I ran with artist Ben Midgley.  In addition, poets from Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza group took part, … Continue reading National Poetry Day at Trowbridge Town Hall

Winchester Poetry Festival: Photos and snippets

There have been so many outstanding readings at the festival, it would take me until the end of the year to tell you about them in detail.  I'll write some more when I'm back at home but for now, here are some things poets have said which I've liked enough to record in my notebook. I … Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival: Photos and snippets

Winchester Poetry Festival Diary: Day One (Part Two).

Kim Moore, Ian Duhig and Sophie Hannah gave wonderful readings on the opening night of the festival. It really is a pleasure to hear poems you think you know quite well read aloud. Even if you've read them many times in magazines, websites, in collections and at award evenings, something surprising and new often turns … Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival Diary: Day One (Part Two).