March was a funny month, I took my first break from writing since the winter. It wasn’t intentional, just happened due to working more hours and needing some time off to relax, read and sleep. I had 5 days off from writing, followed by another week, during this time I missed several events/ performances. Towards the end of March there were 3 events I decided to not attend to enable me to afford the trip down to London. The cost of the 3 events covered my transport costs.
I had intended more writing and reading than performing in 2015, but I thought I would plan it. I feel I need to get to grips with a year that is running away with me.
Our laptop broke and I lost a lot of work in progress, editing that I hadn’t backed up. I didn’t have the heart to deal with this straight away – now in Mid-April (already!) I have started to tackle the lost work. This of course takes extra hours.
Back to March…
BLOGS & PROJECTS
I finally managed to send David Calcutt my Caldmore Garden poetry, fortunately it was published on his website before our laptop broke.
My MOOC Poetry Course online with the University of Iowa was supposed to start, it was delayed and is due to start now on April 13th.
I received some incredibly exciting news from WWM (Writing West Midlands) which I am not yet at liberty to share. Needless to say I AM OVER THE MOON!
I booked tickets for Stratford Literary Festival next month.
I am reading a LOT. Prose & poetry.
The 52ers created a new group ‘MINT’ so we can stay in touch when it is all over, I have tickets for 52 at Wenlock Poetry Festival and have ordered the book, we are also meeting/ performing at Stratford Poetry Festival in the summer.
AND – very excitingly I was invited, by Hark Magazine to perform at 10 minute set in London at the launch for Issue 4.
I submitted to Under the Radar and Paperswans, fingers crossed for those new-works.
I missed a few other submissions as life got busy and deadlines past as they sometimes do. I need to get more organised.
Permission to Speak
Spoken word at The Ort
Malvern Book Promoters
Nomad Variety – Martineau Gardens Charity night
Hark Magazine Launch – London
Caldmore Community Gardens open day
I missed Mouth & Music, SpeakEasy, Poetry Bites, Drummonds 42,
EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
WWM meeting (there were many last month)