I had a wonderful time at the Peter Barlow reading in Manchester last Saturday.
Sarah Hesketh read first - some of her poems were based on her experience in a care home which brought back memories of a care home I worked in a long time ago. It was a treat to hear Alan Baker read, especially his charms and spells (see one of his books in photo below). I read my 10 Charms for Deafness (with Spectacles) along with some new pieces I've been working on - some prayers and a spell.
It was great to perform again with Patricia Farrell, before she closed the afternoon with her own reading. This time we did a cut down version of our Conversational Nuisance piece (available as a zimZalla object!).
Many thanks to the Peter Barlow organisers, Rachel, Tim and Gareth, for inviting me to read and for their hospitality.