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Author: Peter Kay

Book Launch Tomorrow

The Bingley Gallery, 29b Park Road, Bingley from 6pm to 8pm tomorrow will host the launch of A Very Alternative Coast to Coast.  Book readings, a Q&A, book signings, an opportunity to browse and purchase artwork, Spanish tapas, wine, soft drinks. What better way to spend the early part of a Wednesday evening after being confined indoors by a heatwave!

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Tuesday Afternoons

The poetry pamphlet TUESDAY AFTERNOONS featuring five poets including myself, with six poems from each has now arrived. I shall be taking it with me to future Open mics and poetry slots and reading from it. It is available via Amazon, priced £5. A big thankyou to Jenny and Kevin for all their help in getting it into print.

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A VERY ALTERNATIVE COAST TO COAST

AVAC2C is available from Amazon and a number of other bookstores. If you want a signed copy please contact me via Facebook and I will post one out to you. The book retails at £10.99. Signed copies from me are £9.50 plus postage.

All my royalties (profits) from book sales will go to support Refugees (Ukranian refugees in the first instance). For each book I sell at £9.50, a £3 donation will go  towards  supporting refugees.

A Very Alternative Coast to Coast
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Tuesday Afternoons

Pleased to announce that the Poetry Pamphlet, TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, featuring 6 poems from five poets, including myself is now available via Amazon. Click on the link below to read one of my poems that features in the book.

Chatka

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AVAC2C Publication

A Very Alternative Coast to Coast will be published on 20th June. Copies should be available through Amazon and some bookshops priced £10.99.

As with Show Me The Way To Santiago,  I will be purchasing a number of copies myself and will be able to offer signed copies for £9.50 (plus p&p). Profits from sales through whatever medium will go to support refugees (currently Ukranian refugees).

There will be a book launch event at The BINGLEY GALLERY on Wednesday 20th July 6pm to 8pm. Wine and refreshments available.

 

 

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Poetry on The Moor

Thrilled to be asked to headline the first anniversary PotM  event today and to be able to promote my books. I chose to share amongst other things a poem inspired by the Spanish poet Leon Fillipe, who was one of my fathers favourite poets. Fillipe was born in Tabara and fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War and died in exile. As a great coincidence I was in Tabara on the 18th April 2016, during my waling of the Via de La PLata. The 18th April was my father’s birthday.

I am walking in your footsteps

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Anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of the publication of Show Me The Way To Santiago, and my father’s birthday.  He would have been 102 today. Despite not being able to hold any launch events due to COVID/Lockdowns, 170 copies have been sold and almost £900 raised for the MNDA.

Next month will see the launch of my latest book – A Very Alternative Coast To Coast, and the opportunity to hold in person events to mark its publication. Whilst AVAC2C will of course take pride of place, I will use opportunities to promote SMTWTS, as well.

I had hoped by today to have sold 200 copies  of SMTWTS and raised £1,000. Those are still targets I hope to pass during the coming year.

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AVAC2C nearing publication

All the online editing has been done and the cover designs created and agreed. All that remains is a hard copy edit, before a publication date is agreed. Watch this space for more information and for details of launch events

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AVAC2C

Hope to have front cover resolved this week. Moving ever closer to a publication date

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WINTER

A blackbird sings plangent as the sun rises and day breaks pinky-orange.

Yesterday it was after nine before light penetrated the subfusc of morning

Frost forms lacy patterns on trampled ferns, pinnae fronds beneath my feet.

Today, they will outlast daylight, unmoved by watery rays from far away.

Resident robin greets, where days before I had planted, gifting him lunch.

He’ll make do with scattered seeds, new life can’t pierce winter’s solid earth.

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SMTWTS Update

26 copies of Show Me The Way To Santiago were sold across all platforms last month and the total raised for MNDA is now approaching £900.

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Coniston

Coniston is my favourite place in all The Lakes, but for a painful achilles, I would have been running my fifteenth Coniston 14 earlier this month. Tomorrow we are off for a short break to a cottage overlooking the lake. I have built into the itinery a day of writing. Here is a poem I wrote recently

Coniston

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Publisher’s launch

Last Saturday night saw the launch of my publisher Curious Cat Books company at Waterstones in bradford. It coincided with Waterstones 25th anniversary. I was finally able to get to read some extracts from SMTWTS in person. Great night with fellow Authors and invited guests

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Poetry on the Moor

Poetry on The Moor (6) is due to take place on Sunday 3rd October. Already has the numbers to make it a potential rival for the very first POTM.

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Poetry Events coming up

On Sunday Poetry-on-the-Moor (2) will be taking place on Baildon Moor. On Monday and Tuesday I will be involved in Poetry Zoom events hosted in Leeds and Milton Keynes respectively. I have two other live (in person) events later this month. Poetry’s coming home!

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