July 2014

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Penzance Litfest 16-20 July

On Saturday 19th July Telltales will take place at the Admiral Benbow, Chapel St, Penzance 7.30 -10pm

On Sunday 20th I’m taking part in a panel discussion, ‘The Author and the Small Press’ at Penlee Coach House, Penlee House, Penzance 2.30-3.30pm along with Sue Kittow, Alison Hodge of Alison Hodge Publishers and Piers Henriques from Penryn Press

Port eliotThe amazing Port Eliot Festival returns this year, running from 24-28th July at St Germans, Cornwall.

Telltales will perform a ‘Freshly Squeezed’ set on the Five Dial stage in the Walled Garden on Sunday afternoon. Six writers will read pieces specially written on site in response to the festival.


Best telltales logoTelltales is back home at Dolly’s, 21A Church St, Falmouth TR11 3EG on Tuesday 29th July at 7.30pm. Full details of the event can be found on the website.






‘A Bird So Rare’ has won the SWWJ Elizabeth Longford Poetry Competition 2014.




June 2014


Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival, 28-29 June 2014

Calstock Arts Centre, The Old Chapel, Calstock, Cornwall

Imtiaz Dharker, Kei Miller, David Morley, Katrina Naomi, Greta Stoddart


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‘What We Remember’ RSL/Man Booker Masterclass with Penelope Lively

21 June 2014

Somerset House

Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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April 2014

Red Squirrel Press
‘Over The Dam’ was published in the Sara Park Annual Short Story Competition Anthology. The launch of the anthology took place on 7 April at The Lit and Phil, Westgate Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


Many thanks to NZSOA and Creative NZ for the opportunity to take part in the NZSOA Mentorship Programme 2014


January 2014

  • ‘The Rememberer’ will be published in The Interpreter’s House, No.55 in February 2014.
  • ‘The Lost Of Syros’ and ‘The Glasshouse Mountains’ will be published on-line by Pewter Rose Press in spring  2014.
  • ‘Transport’ will be published in Dream Catcher, Issue 28, in January 2014.  Issue 28 is a celebration of twenty years of Dream Catcher magazine, and of the dream of founding editor Paul Sutherland to create a truly eclectic and high quality arts and literary journal.
  • ‘Over The Dam,’ has won the inaugural Sara Park Memorial Short Story Competition. It will be published in an anthology, along with the highly commended entries, by Red Squirrel Press in 2014.