John is currently working towards linking his City Creative Writing Group to writers at Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University. He is also looking forward to starting to engage with his role on the Review Panel of Bewildering stories magazine. His collaborative novel, Beer, Balls, and The Belgian Mafia, written with Alan Patching, with additional support from Dave Pickersgill, is close to completion. As part of his teaching work, John is working towards the launch of GANDA Magazine, which is being supported by Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, and Sheffield-based artist Pete Mckee. The project is raising money for the The Children’s Hospital Charity. He is also working closely with his Creative and Media Diploma team to finish their film on the history of the Chinese community in Sheffield.