A highlight every month is to go along to a fabulous workshop run by my friend John Irving Clarke. It’s informal and held in St Helens Vicarage with the kind permission and support of Rupert and Sally Martin, who are great supporters of the Red Shed Readings. Basically, we sit and talk about poetry, John sets us writing exercises and go away minds opened to new stuff. There’s no grades, no performance, just thinking about writing and analysing poetry. Wonderful.