Monthly Archives: March 2014

Refined Sugar

Much thanks to Sinclair from the prolific Poetical TV for the filming of this boiled down, re-processed version of my Tangled Roots memoir, Processed Sugar.

Props to Deanna & Dean and the Come Rhyme With Us fam for a most enjoyable, warm and flavoursome couple of gigs, and check the Poetical TV archive for lots more  poetry food – including the force that is Rhythm of Men. Tasty.

Tangled Roots anthology launch and performance

The Tangled Roots anthology was launched last night at Seven Arts, Leeds, accompanied by a performance of blended stories from five of the writers: Michelle Scally Clarke, Seni Seneviratne, Jane Steele, Adam Lowe, and myself.

Due to the fact that the theatre space roof had collapsed the night before, we were forced to improvise what would have been a more theatrical rehearsed piece in the café bar. We dubbed this performance, Tangled Roots: the Radio Play. It seemed to work. And with broadcaster Nick Ahad among the contributing writers perhaps a radio treatment could even be a possibility? (nudge nudge ;)).

The book itself features further writings on the subject of inter-racial Yorkshire love from Emily Midorikawa, Desiree Reynolds, Audrey Dewjee, Abiola Awojobi-Johnson, Chloë Anderson, Theeda Winter, Cassandra Henry, Eve Ahmed and project devisor/producer Katy Massey.

The book can be ordered from the website.

Happy World Book Day!

TROOTS cover