The first was Words and Biscuits featuring Irene, Jan, Anthea, Jane, Dilys and Elizabeth. As usual this was an excellent selection of prose (humorous from Irene, prize-winning from Jan, a rather wonderful piece about a childish visitor from Anthea, Jane read out some of her evocative poems about the view from her window, Dilys told us some fascinating childhood reminiscences, while Elizabeth read out her highly entertaining poetry about thanking people.
After a story-telling session it was the turn of Chester Writers, which I introduced. I'd spent some time assembling the programme so it alternated prose and poetry, and I'm pleased to say the readings went very well indeed.
Tomorrow I have the Manchester Literature Festival - discussing the use of 'place' in fiction with authors Nicholas Royle and Jenn Ashworth, so I have to find a suitable reading from my book. This may take some time.