The past few weeks I’ve been busy with so many projects across a wide range of writing, and as publisher, editor, writer and reader.

My small snippets of good news are a poem highly commended in the Festival of Firsts poetry competition and a flash fiction accepted for Firefly Magazine. I’ve not had much time lately to write new stuff or edit and submit my own work, so these are a real bonus!

Meanwhile, lots of exciting events lined up for today and the coming week!!!

TONIGHT: Sunday, July 9 – Enemies collaborative performance at Ledbury Poetry Festival

I’ll be taking part in this collaborative event at Ledbury Poetry Festival on Sunday, July 9 from 6.15pm-7.15pm. I’m delighted both to have been invited to be part of the ENEMIES project and to be working with Roz Goddard for this performance!

Tuesday, July 11 – Brum Poetry Stanza, V. Press publishing/editing Q&A and reading

Sarah and V. Press designer Ruth Stacey have been invited to join Brum Poetry Stanza at Birmingham Waterstones (24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL) on Tuesday, July 11 to talk about our work with V. Press and also share some of our own poetry. There should be plenty of time to put questions to us too, so if you’re in the area and love poetry/flash fiction, do join us there at 7pm.

THE MAGNETIC DIARIES – July 13, Somerset

Reaction Theatre Makers will be taking The Magnetic Diaries to Wedmore Arts Festival in July. Details below and on the festival website (for tickets too) here.

“The Magnetic Diaries” featuring Vey Straker
Thursday 13th July
Wedmore Village Hall BS28 4EJ
Starting at 7:30pm, doors open 6:30pm
Tickets (seating not numbered)
£10 each – no concessions