It’s almost May! How did that happen? I caught up with a London-dwelling friend of mine yesterday. It was great to tell her about the North East literary events taking place  next month.

I’m looking forward to performing at Poetry Jam in Durham on Thursday 4th May. I’m sharing the floor with Paul Summers and Tom Conway at the Waddington Street Centre, 3 Waddington Street, Durham, DH1 4BG from 7pm.

The following week sees the relaunch of Pure Fiction in the upstairs of The Old George Inn off Newcastle’s Bigg Market on Thursday 11th May. old george

Writers Rod Glenn and Victoria Watson will be reading from and talking about their work. I’ll be hosting the evening. Doors open 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. Buy your three quid tickets in advance from Ticketsource

North Tyneside Writers’ Circle returns to North Shields library on Saturday 20th  May from 11am to 1pm.  I run this with event with Jennifer C Wilson and Sandy Chadwin and May’s guest is the writer Mark Iveson.pencil-sketch-colour

I’m also running a couple of writing workshops in May and want to attend some of the events at the Newcastle Poetry Festival