Bass & tenor viols and bow, string drum, renaissance guiitar,
tenor, alto and soprano recorders,
bass, tenor and alto crumhorns.
Just finished a second re-draft of another story from 'White Poppies' - this time a three-character theatre piece for which I'm fortunate enough to have the attentions of Jacquie Crago. professional dramatist. This may make it to a performance at The Swallow Theatre this year - as with everything, it all depends on scarce funding. But, on February 16th I'll be part of a round-table discussion on this story - 'Three Minds' - at the Nottingham Festival of
Words, which the publisher, Pewter Rose Press, will make available as a free download to interested parties. Other literary bits and pieces : I have a two hour master-class with Louise Welsh soon as a reward for making the short list of a competition to write a prequel for 'Hansel & Gretel' for the National Library of Scotland - the poem I wrote for Laurence Jay (who played lute with us for over 20 years) is to be published in the 'Heart Shoots' anthology (Indigo Dreams Press : all profits to MacMillan Cancer) at Easter 2013. It's 15 months since he died and we miss him still every time we pick up an instrument. A childhood poem in the February issue of 'Riptide' - a poem or two amongst the Burns Windows display and in a pamphlet of last year's efforts in Dumfries. I won't go on - suffice to say these happenings are encouraging in the often isolated life of a writer....