I’ve loved the readings I’ve done this year with the other ACES award writers Bernie McGill, Maureen Boyle, David Lewis, Moyra Donaldson and Sheena Wilkinson. We’ve alternated the readings between poetry and fiction and it’s worked a treat. There’s a certain alchemy that happens within the group, where without any preplanning we end up reading stories and poems that share thematic links and seem to have been born to sit side by side. I’m keen to see if that magic happens again tomorrow night, Thursday 20th October, when we read at the Belfast Festival at Queen’s. You can read a review of our most recent venture together here.