While we're unable to take PUSH: My Father, Polio, and Me on the road with the Story Machine Productions show right now, I am be working on a new project.
For six years, as a counter to the discipline of editing and rewrites, I have been writing poetry. It's brought new insight to my work and I can't deny that pulling a collection together has been a silver lining in a difficult time.
'Nothing Can Beat the Day the Egrets Came', 'Something About You Reminds Me of the Orphaned Leveret' and 'Stormed' Obsessed With Pipework 91 August, 2020
'For a Time You Will Feel More Alive Than Ever' HCE The Green Issue August, 2020
'The Machinist', Ink, Sweat and Tears February, 2020
'In My Treads' appeared in 'The Result Is What You See Today' an anthology published by The Poetry Business Oct 2019
'The Texas Brine Company Disaster', The Fenland Reed Spring, 2016
‘Transatlantic Conversation’, editor’s choice in My Writing World June 2005, a New Writing Partnership project on line.
Excerpt from 'Push' published in new life-writing journal Six Hens June 2015
'Hoad and Other Stories', a collection of short stories published by Stonewood Press Aug 2014
Short prose columnist Brittle Star, from 2013 to present
‘Jack Wax’, selected for 10th Birthday Brittle Star anthology Said and Done Aug 2011
'Low Sun at Wramplingham', response to a print by Rory McShane in Voicing Visions exhibition Spring 2009
‘Monmouth’, short story published in Stand Magazine Volume 8 (3)
‘Ironing It Better’, prose poem published by Brittle Star Dec 2007
‘The Engineer’s Daughter’, short story published by The London Magazine Oct/Nov 2005 and selected for special mention in Time Out by Nicholas Royle
‘Ironing It better’, a prose poem for ‘Voices: This Norfolk Life’ BBC Radio Norfolk April 2005
‘Foreign Exchange’, winner of the 1996 Julia Fitzgerald Prize for short fiction
Push: My Father, Polio and Me, a family memoir. Hardback published by Gatehouse Press, 2019 & eBook 2020
Professional/reference books and journalism
Our Bodies Are Not Our Identities, Lighthouse Journal 21 - Oct 2020
Short Story columnist, Brittle Star Magazine Present
Back page columnist, Norfolk Life monthly lifestyle magazine, July - Dec 2008
Tried and Tested Ideas for Raising Money Locally, published by The Directory of Social Change, 1994. (3rd edition, revised and updated, 2003)
Organising Local Events, published by The Directory of Social Change, 1993. (2nd edition, revised and updated, 1995; 3rd edition, revised and updated and incorporating Tried and Tested Ideas for Raising Money Locally, 2003)
Good Ideas for Raising Serious Money, published by The Directory of Social Change, 1995
Additional contributions to: Professional Fundraiser, The Charity Review, BBC Radio, Anglia TV, independent radio, local press, county magazines and motoring features for Peugeot Talbot
Writing for performance
Push: My Father, Polio and Me, a show with Q&A for festivals and schools by Story Machine Productions: directed by Sam Ruddock and performed by Sarah Passingham and Nadenh Poan. Performed at Dundee Science Festival 2019 and Norwich Science Festival 2019. Available for booking currently online or in venues from 2021.
Libretto for Julian - Mystical Revelations, oratorio composed by Roger Mayor. First public performance in Norwich Cathedral, 13 November 2005 with Sue Kent, soprano, and the Viva Voce Choir. Recorded on CD by SRS Music, 2002
‘Ironing It Better’, dramatised and broadcast by BBC Radio Norfolk as part of the ‘This Norfolk Life’ season, May 2005
The Planets of Bethlehem, a community play for the Millennium, performed in St Mary’s Church, Rockland St. Mary, Norfolk, by a cast from eleven parishes, 24 December 1999