I went to my first slam the other day - and I won! It was at Pure Good and Right in Kenilworth at the Tree House Book Shop (which actually has a tree house inside). I had such a fun night. It was great listening to everyone's poems and I am so chuffed the hard work I've done to improve my reading paid off. A big thanks to organisers Kim and John.

August Update

It's been a busy month. I got three amazing invitations - one to Zimbabwe to read from the NAWE publication on 5th October at the UZ, Theatre Department. If you actually live nearby, check it out! I also got an invitation to deliver a seminar at a Peace Education conference in Dresden. Unfortunately I can't attend either of them. I can't afford to go to Zimbabwe and the Dresden conference, although expenses paid, coincides with my friend's wedding. It wouldn't do to attend a Peace conference if the price was being a terrible friend! The third opportunity may yet happen - although the dates are still fuzzy, it's another Peace Art/Writing event - this time in Birmingham. I'll keep you posted.

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