My friend the writer and artist Gail Curry was mugged outside her shop and gallery in Whitley Bay and now stutters as a result of the ordeal. I was originally billed as her co-host for this event but we’ve decided to swap places on Tuesday night. I will speak Gail’s answers to questions she will pose as well as read her poems.

I think there’s still time to book a place for Lines from an Unfinished Love Song with Gail Curry at 7.30pm 13th February Cullercoats Library. For information contact (0191) 6432073 or any North Tyneside Library.