When I got my first lecturing job in 2004 a friend rang to congratulate me on starting to live life when many of my friends had started to stop. I seem to live my life backwards, making its narratives fit the moment.
Now I do several things.
I lecture in Creative Writing as well as some broadly socio-linguistic subjects at under-graduate level.
I run ‘Write Yourself Happier’ Word-shops: unraveling life stories, re-writing futures.
I work with writers as a literary consultant as their texts develop and I copy-edit manuscripts adding commentary.
I work with people one to one and in groups as a Happiness Tsar and a Creativity Coach.
I write poems. My first collection On The Boats was published by UoBPress/Legend-paperbooks in 2018 and new responses to daily life appear here, as poems and short-stories, under the tab Posts above, and sometimes on YouTube, link below.
I run a local fringe poetry society, All Talk and Small Talk Poets. We meet once a month and online. Contact me for details.
I find my very short films on YouTube amuse me and embarrass my children. They and theirs live at far distance from me and each-other; our combined air-miles embarrass me. An embarrassment of love fills my life.
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