The Ledbury Reporter's Gary Bills-Geddes has been asked to judge a creative writing competition for the Poetry on the Lake festival in Italy.

He has also been asked to be the festival's fiction edition, and will cast his eye over Poetry on the Lake publications, as and when required.

Gary has published one novel, A Letter for Alice, and a collection of short stories, Bizarre Fables, both with an American-based publisher.

His most recent poetry collection was, Laws for Honey (erbacce press).

Copies of the new collection are available from Ledbury Books and Maps in the High Street.