POET. inter-disciplinary artist. LUMINARY. mentor

Upcoming Events​


15 + 22 June

WIGAN The Galleries WN1 1AR

The Fire Within

Louise Fazackerley presents special guests Sunshine Writers, Ink Inc. Wigan Young Writers and 5 min live literature open mic slots for work based on the exhibition available on Sat 22nd.


FREE. Just turn up.




LIVERPOOL Quaker Meeting House

L1 3BT

George Wallace. US Beat Poet Laureate and Walt Whitman Writer-In-Residence

Support from  Louise Fazackerley

and exciting Mersey poets.


£5 in advance/ £7 on the door

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November Performances
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October Workshops
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November and December Workshops

Exciting thing NUMBER 1:  THE SNOW (ish) QUEEN

I'm very lucky to mentoring, dramaturg-ing and directing the shiny star that is HELENA ASCOUGH.  Helena is an emerging spoken word artist and we have been commissioned by Frontline Arts Festival (thanks ACE and Unlimited) to make a short solo spoken word show. Helena is exploring The Snow Queen story from the perspective of an artist who is albino and visually impaired.  

Thank you to Garry Cook at Lancashire Fringe Festival for supporting Helena's first show, and asking me to run the Performance Poetry CPD workshop where I got to meet Helena.

Photo credit: Jeff Ascough.  Design: Pete Kennedy (it's me who chopped the 'The' off by accident)

Exciting thing NUMBER 2: Associate Artist at Wigan STEAM

I've hooked up with Wigan STEAM to provide a base for Ink Inc. which is a new group in Wigan for writers aged 12-18.  STEAM is the perfect base because we get to network with other artists and I'm looking forwards to making some interdisciplinary projects where our young people get to make films and animations and graphic design their work.  


First session on Mon September 9th! 

Ink Inc. logo design: Zak Bretherton

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