Just returned from the last Speakeasy open mike before the summer break. It was great fun: some soulful songs and poems from Maria, more amusing ones from John Turner, as usual, amusing and poignant pieces from Sarah and many others. Just about every performer had something keen to offer. Mine seemed well received, too – always a good feeling.

This gave me the chance to put out the first publicity for my Poetry off the Page project. Although it’s by no means fully up and running yet, I want to get people involved, declaring an interest, so this seemed a good opportunity. So the website, in its fuzzy fledgling form, is now live.