Rialto 68

I have two pieces in the gorgeous Rialto this month, issue 68


Sutton Write Now!

Sutton Council and Spread the Word, with support from Arts Council England are running a series of really low cost or free writing workshops for locals culminating in a showcase on 25th of March hosted by Baden Prince


My workshop is ‘Writing Sutton’ is 2.30 in 7th March: Cities are filled with stories, drama, conflict and mystery. They can provide us with endless inspiration for writing.

To book call 0208 770 6690

Poetry and storytelling in a gorgeous garden – 14th Feb

Join us for FREE Poetry and Storytelling on Valentine’s Day , 2pm prompt start 
Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road London N1 0EG 

Cath Drake 
is an award-winning journalist and has published poems in anthologies in the UK,
 US and her native Australia. She also runs creative writing workshops  focusing
on freeing up writing and creativity, and regularly performs her work in  London. 

Rachel Rose Reid 
Twisting myth and legend through urban eyes, award-winning storyteller Rachel
 Rose Reid’s has appeared throughout America and Europe. She is the Curator of
Tales for Bedtime Storynights at 40 Winks. www.rachelrosereid.com

 Heather Taylor
 is a writer, filmmaker, performer and general mischief maker who likes
 to experiment mixing creativity, technology and social media.
You can see more of her work on www.heathertaylor.co.uk. 

Naomi Woddis 
is a poet and photographer. She is Poet in Residence at Culpeper
Community Garden, Islington. Read some of her work at
Poetry Mosaic (http://poetrymosaic.wordpress.com) and
 Moments of Chaos and Nostalgia

Tapping the Trend

TAPPING THE TREND (Spread the Word, in conjunction with The Literary Consultancy)

I’ll be contributing to this fab event SAturday 13th February 2010, after talking part in the super-turbo 24 Hour Book project last year…..

Internet and digital technology are transforming traditional publishing and online ‘arenas’ are offering writers new ways of creating literature and new routes for reaching audiences. How do writers orientatethemselves in this changing landscape?

Chaired by Guardian Books’ Editor Claire Armitstead with Ian Jack, Sara Lloyd from Macmillan Publishers and Jason Pegler from Chipmunka Publishing, including examples of digital work by Kate Pullinger and commissions by Spread the Word: Open Notebooks and the 24 Hour Book.

Saturday 13 February 1pm – 5.45pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
£35/£25 (concessions)