RIP Anne Feeney

Was really sad to hear just now that Anne Feeney died in hospital earlier this month. Anne was an amazing singer-songwriter and an inspiring labour activist, in her native US and around the world. I can’t remember exactly why I first came across her, but I know that somehow I stumbled upon her Have You … More RIP Anne Feeney

Podcast! Hear me musing on stories, environment and PhD studies

Hi all; if you want more thoughts on the cultural and social role of stories and storytelling, I’ve contributed to a podcast! Technecast is the official podcast by researchers at Techne Doctoral Training Partnership (who are kindly funding the PhD which I started this academic year), and I was very gratified to be asked to … More Podcast! Hear me musing on stories, environment and PhD studies

Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 9th-11th Oct ONLINE, FREE and WITH A VIDEO I MADE IN IT!

I am properly thrilled at being part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – happening TOTALLY FREE online 9th-11th Oct. LICAF usually happens each year in Kendall, deep in the Lake District; and despite Covid-19, they’re not to be kept down. This year it’s moved ONLINE, with an absolute EXPLOSION of talks, workshops, … More Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 9th-11th Oct ONLINE, FREE and WITH A VIDEO I MADE IN IT!

National Poetry Day!

It’s National Poetry Day in the UK today! So here’s one I came across this year and really like. #ShareAPoem Prologue (Dylan Thomas) This day winding down nowAt God speeded summer’s endIn the torrent salmon sun,In my seashaken houseOn a breakneck of rocksTangled with chirrup and fruit,Froth, flute, fin, and quillAt a wood’s dancing hoof,By … More National Poetry Day!