Back in August, my friend - celebrated poet Fiona Ritchie Walker - asked me to shoot a cover photo for her latest book, The Second Week of the Soap. It was great fun doing the shoot, especially as the best type of soap turned out to be coal tar which brought back happy childhood memories of staying at my Gran's house.

Red Squirrel Press are holding a launch for Fiona's book, along with the debut pamphlet from Matthew Griffiths, How to be Late.

Date: Monday 25th February 2013
Time: 7pm
Venue: Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
Contact details: 0191 232 0192 /
Cost: Free!

For more details about Fiona's books and to place orders, contact Red Squirrel Press on /

For more information about Fiona and her poetry, check out her website ( and follow her on Twitter @guttedherring