Breakfast interview with Bristol 24/7

Thanks to Bristol 24/7 for this interview in their January edition (and online).

I chatted to my former Bristol Post colleague and Bristol 24/7 editor Martin Booth about writing If I Die Before I Wake over pancakes and a cuppa.

The illustration is by Bristol artist Anna Higgie, who I collaborated with on my Feathers and Fur exhibition in 2016.

Read the interview here.

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Feathers & Fur print series: How to buy a print

Fancy a new bit of artwork for your wall? Or something a bit different to give at Christmas this year? All the prints from our collaborative Feathers & Fur show are for sale.

Ten of my haiku – short, three-line poems – have been brought to life for this colourful exhibition (currently at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol). From squirrels to robins, foxes to pet cats, butterflies to toads – the show looks at the animals you might find on Bristol’s parks and streets.

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From Newspaper to Notebook: Workshop at the Bristol Festival of Literature

I will be running a one-off WriteClub workshop in October 2016 as part of the Bristol Festival of Literature.

Find out how to turn your local paper into a goldmine of writing ideas… and have some fun while you’re at it!

The workshop will be on Thursday, October 20 from 10am-12pm (get there for 9.45am) at Paper Arts in Broadmead, Bristol.

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Feathers & Fur: Online shop now live!

For anyone who can’t make it to Grain Barge or the Tobacco Factory in Bristol to see our Feathers & Fur exhibition of illustrated poems, the online shop is now live.

If you’d like to buy prints of any of the limited edition prints on show in the exhibition, they are available in A4, A3 and A2 for between £35 and £80.

Check out the online shop here.

Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Lindsay McDonagh

Finally in this mini-showcase of all the artists I’ve worked with on my Feathers & Fur show is Lindsay McDonagh.

I’m pretty sure most of us living in Bristol – or any city – have got some local foxes rummaging through the bins at night. Lindsay has done a brilliant job of portraying the fox in my haiku.

It is currently on display in my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – you can see it until October 11.  The exhibition will move to The Snug at The Tobacco Factory from November 3 to December 29.

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Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Amy Timms

The next Bristol artist from my exhibition that I’d like to mention is Amy Timms.

Her illustration of a dog leaping through the air to catch a frisbee is perfectly matched to the haiku I wrote about man’s best friend.

It is currently on display in my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – you can see it until October 11.  The exhibition will move to The Snug at The Tobacco Factory from November 3 to December 29.

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Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Laurie Stansfield

Next up: it’s Laurie Stansfield. She has done such a fun piece of artwork to go with my haiku about a tomcat prowling after dark – I smile every time I see it.

It is currently on display in my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – you can see it until October 11.  The exhibition will move to The Snug at The Tobacco Factory from November 3 to December 29.

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