Friday, 26 March 2010


The next meeting of The Language Club, Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe Street, Plymouth, is on Saturday 3 April at 7.30 pm with guest poets Susan Taylor and Simon Williams. Susan has published five collections, including The Suspension of the Moon and The Complete Bearded Stranger. Simon Williams' third collection Quirks was published by Oversteps in 2006. The dancer Katerina Kyriacou (photo T. Williams and K Kyriacou) will be accompanying Susan.
    The Language Club is Plymouth's regular open mic poetry event with artists' bar. Entry £5 / £3, poetry performers, musicians, everyone welcome. Open mic slots available on the night. Contact Tim Allen on 01752 661339,

Monday, 1 March 2010


I just heard that Tom Vowler is a winner in the Scott Prize run by Salt Publishing for new short story collections. Tom's collection They May Not Mean To But They Do was one of four winners in this open competition to find new talented fiction writers for this highly successful publisher of poetry and fiction. Tom's winning book will be published in hardback in UK and Australia and paperback in USA. Congratulations to Tom and to all the prizewinners in the competition.