I enjoyed my final reading of the year, at York Explore last week. For almost ten years I used to come to York often, to facilitate on the accredited EMDR trainings, running at either the Bar Convent (a “live” convent with nuns still living there) or Kings Manor. So, it felt a little strange to travel to York in a different capacity. Also reading were Nairn Kennedy, an expat Scot who’s lived in Yorkshire for many years, and Laura Potts. She is twenty-one years old, has twice been named a London Foyle Young Poet of the Year and Young Writer. This year she received a Shadow Award in the US, and became a BBC New Voice. Her first BBC radio drama Sweet the Mourning Dew will air shortly. She is definitely someone to look and listen out for!