Category Archives: Living a creative life

Newcastle Writer’s Festival & The Press Book House

I’m so happy that the home of Starving in a Garrett was the host venue for two events for the festival. The first was on Friday evening as a lead up to the festival proper – the double launch of … Continue reading

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Hanging out with criminals

Yes, that’s what I’ll be doing at The Press Book House this Saturday from 10.30. I will be looking at photos from the police files in the marvellous book by Peter Doyle. I want to sit quietly and look at … Continue reading

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A quiet place to write

A quiet place to write. I’m an expert at finding them. Since around 2008 I haven’t been able to do any serious writing at home. (Except the other night at midnight!) Just too many distractions – housework, the internet, dogs … Continue reading

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A new session on Saturday and a new location!

I’m back after a short break (and a holiday in New Zealand) with another session of Starving in a Garret. I will be at The Press Book House https://www.facebook.com/thepressbookhouse this Saturday 30th November between 10am and approximately 11.30. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Churchkey Espresso

Only a few weeks ago I met Catherine a like minded soul who has opened a new cafe at 488 Hunter Street, Newcastle – knowledge, beans and machines. The perfect place to have a session of Starving in a Garret. … Continue reading

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A change of venue and day!

As I’m wandering around a cemetery on Saturday (yes, I know history buffs are strange people) I thought I would hold Starving in a Garret on Sunday, 4th August and for a change at the excellent Agosti’s Cafe on Darby … Continue reading

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Open for Business with a new book!

At the moment Starving in a Garret is working out of Suspension Cafe, 3 Beaumont Street Islington, or wherever I find good coffee and a place to write. I hope though to team up with Sarah Birch of Inner Vista … Continue reading

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