Thanks to those friends who donated today to JustGiving. I’m raising £1000 for the Samaritans by writing poetry. Reached 21% today – £213 – thank you. £10 sponsors a line of poetry so now have 21 lines to write. Here’s the link if you’d like to donate.
Live launch of my new collection The Conversation, Edward Thomas Literary Festival, Petersfield Museum. September 30th, 6.30 for 7. 7-9 pm with solo cellist Laura Ritchie. Links for booking open soon.
October 1st Edward Thomas Literary Festival – Roads
I’ll be reading a newly commissioned poem responding to the poem Roads by Edward Thomas at Petersfield Museum on October 1st together with Aviva Dautch, Sasha Dugdale and Jessica Mookherjee, also reading commissioned responses to Thomas’ poem. The evening ends with a reading by renowned poet Gillian Clarke honouring her poetic connection to Thomas. There will be music! Links for booking available soon.
A CELEBRATION OF POETRY ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY October 7th 2021
Enjoy a delightful mix of poetry and music with a complimentary glass of wine as South Downs poets Stephanie Norgate and Barry Smith team up with classical guitarist Linda Kelsall-Barnett to launch their brand new books. Stephanie will read from her new Bloodaxe collection The Conversation, while Barry will read from his new Waterloo Press collection, Performance Rites. Plus open mic. Celebrate poetry in the historic setting of the Novium, overlooking the Roman ruins. Booking link below.