Monday, 2 December 2019

Amanda Steel - live at the Nothing Book Launch at the Anthony Burgess Centre on 29 November 2019

Another video, this time from Amanda reading at the Nothing Book launch published by Hic Dragones at the Anthony Burgess Centre on 29 November 2019.

Amanda is reading a extract from her short story 'The Empty People'

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Cancellation of Spoken Label Christmas album

** Announcement ** A few of you will have noticed I have been talking about doing a Charity Christmas album Viva Spoken Label on poetry.( Unfortunately, owning to a family illness I am going to have to pull this project for this year. Hopefully we will be able to attempt this project next year. Sorry to everybody who has set submissions in or are considering sending them in. Releases for Spoken Label will carry on for a steady rate for the rest of the year as they have on the whole being already recorded and will hopefully carry on in the new year.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Run away with me in seven words - a new review

Some kind words of Head of Write Out Loud Stockport's John Keane about my and Amanda Steel's new book 'Run away with me in seven words'

"Continuing in this spirit of experiment, AndyN and Amanda did a clever duet composed of alternating seven word poems entitled ‘Run Away with Me’. Some great lines: ‘Spreading across the earth where everything connected’; ‘Instead, I’ve always been lost at sea’; ‘You know I would if I could’… and all rounded off with a poignant ending"

The book can be bought from


to name but two places

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Amanda Steel and other videos - live That's what she said (Manchester) November 2019

Spoken Label is a Podcast series as I am sure you all know but I have shot a few videos from last thursday at Manchester's that what she said, first up my good lady Amanda Steel with a really well liked set which I was as proud watching as well as recording

Other videos recorded included:

(Juliette Van Molen)

(Saara Culleno)

(Lisa O'Hare)

(Roz Weaver)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday Poetry Reading Video footage

For Remembrance Sunday, I got asked to read out my poem (Percy) about my late uncle who was killed in action in the second world war at Hulme's Sunday Assembly which is well worth your time attending.
The video for it can be seen here
(Thanks to Amanda and Jeffarama!)
and the original poem from some years ago can be read here

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