Two Poets: JT Welsch & Adrian Slatcher – 19th January 2011
JT Welsch and Adrian Slatcher will be reading from their new Salt Modern Voices Collections “Orchids” and “Playing Solitaire for Money” respectively at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday 19th January 2011, 6.30pm. Free and there will be wine and an opportunity to buy the books and speak to the poets. All are welcome.
I've been blogging for a long time, but what was once called "push button publishing" has found itself left behind in an era of social media tweets and Facebook posts on the one hand, and web zines and memes on the other.I've been not writing that much here for quite some time, an the odd review or feature couldn't really make up for […]
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I've been thinking of doing more visual art for a while, and finally having a space of my own where I can set up a "studio" has led me to do it. Not being an "artist" I wondered why I was wanting to do this as well as my writing and music. Here are a few thoughts.I am not an artist. Or rather I haven’t the skill of an artist, even if […]