I’ve just got back from having a lovely afternoon cup of tea with Gary Longden. Although we have had email communications for quite some time we have never met, so it was lovely to be able to spend some time chatting about poetry, Mysteries and arts related stuff in general. Gary writes poetry, performs poetry and is very passionate about the power of words. He’s a leading light in the Lichfield Poets and also writes arts reviews for several blogs, newspapers etc. A while ago, Gary did some excellent workshops at Swinfen HMP&YOI for the Mysteries and he and Mal Dewhirst will be the practitioners for our Changes creative writing project (which will hopefully be underway in the not too distant future).