Inspire Poetry Festival 2019 – Saturday September 28, 2019 12.30-1.30, Southwell library.

Following on from last year’s successful reading, I have been asked back to Southwell.  This year I will be reading poems from my new collection, From Chocolate to Opera, about getting older.  Booking advised, small venue! £3.

or ring 01623 677200.


Mug Without a Handle, Life after loss of a long-term partner – THE BOOK!

Now available from this website, see buythebook to place orders.


Lowdham Book Festival 2019 – Saturday June 29, 3.30-4.30

I will be reading from my Mug collection in the Village Hall committee room.


House readings

I have given two readings so far this year to groups of friends assembled in one person’s house, raising money for charity.  If you would like to host a reading, please contact me on


Inspire Poetry Festival 2018 – Thursday, September 27th, 10.30 till 12, Southwell Library

I will be giving a reading from my Mug Without a Handle collection.  The programme describes it as “a poetic observation of life after losing a partner”.

Small venue, only 24 places. I look forward to sharing my poems with you in person!



My poems are being published every quarter in Transactional Analyst, the magazine of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis, reaching therapists. 


Exploration of Poetry from the mid 80s

I am currently rediscovering the c300 poems written in my 30s, about finding myself, being in relationship, family, friendship, Greenham Common even!  Hoping they will filter through into this website, readings and books. Some were published by Your Own Stuff Press in 1988, in One Woman’s Voice, a collection of just my work, and in Breaking the Silence and Guilty Secrets, anthologies in the Scarlet Women series put together by my women’s writing group.