Founder (in 2001) and organiser of thePoetry on the Lake international Celebration, competition, and events ( on Lake Orta, in the Italian Alps, patron: the British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Editor of the annual anthologies and of Poetry on the Lake Journal. Past activities include events and seminars on community communication for the Venice Biennale, exhibitions and cultural events in Milan, Venice and Umbria. Translator. Author of guidebooks, handbooks on the use of video in communities, articles on folklore and local history, and  novels. Adjudicator of Wiltshire Libraries poetry competition, UK; Bill Winter competition, Italy, Guernsey Arts Poems on the Move, Channel Islands; TRYangle, Eastern Light, London; Hungry Hill Writers, Ireland,

Some Recent Updates

Hedgehog Pamphlet winner 2022

Poems in Empty Nests edited by Carol Ann Duffy, Picador. (UK 2022)

Sentinel poetry: Highly Commended

Plough Prize poetry: Shortlisted

Writers' Bureau 2020 - Flash Fiction: Shortlisted

Barnet 2019/20: 2 Commended poems

Bridport 2019: poem Shortlisted

Canterbury, 2018, Save As Writers: Celebrating Gothic Short Story: 1st prize

Yeovil 2017 2nd prize for Novel The Monastery of Nine Doors


Isola San Giulio

Wyverns by Giacomo Saporito