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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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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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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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International World Poetry Day -23rd March

I am delighted to say I have been approached as a writer and poet to be part of an event to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd March. The event will reflect UNESCO themes around linguistic diversity and how words/poetry can touch people at grass-roots level

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Sharena Lee Satti Book launch event

Pleased to be able to join Sharena to celebrate the publication of her poetry collection SHE tonight and to be able to ‘zoom meet’ many other local poets to hear Sharena read and to also share each other’s poetry

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Open Mic events

Last night I had the privilege of being able to share some of my poems at the indomitable Runcible Spoon Zoom night hosted by Kathleen Stafford. 15 or 16 brilliant open micers interspersed with four headline poets. The sensual words of Sue Hubbard, star quality from Oz Hardwick, the amazingly funny Matt Panesh and the Otley folklore king Matthew Hedley Stoppard.
Tonight is another Gingerlicious night with David Driver. Looking forward to it.

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Book Signing – Update

My visit to W H Smith in Huddersfield (scheduled for Saturday 15th August) has had to be postponed. However, I am doing a live Q&A with my publisher on YouTube at 6pm on Monday 17th August – a kind of virtual book signing event – as an alternative.
Due to technical difficulties we have had to reschedule the live Q&A. This will now be available on the 27th August.

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Book Cover Reveal

The Book Cover for Show me the Way to Santiago will be revealed through my publisher on the 31st March. A picture of the cover will also be posted here on that day.

Book Sleeve
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The LeedsLitFest event (From Darkness into Light) at the Adelphi pub in Leeds in two days time, is sold out. My monologue about living with my dead mother-in-law for sixteen years will be performed, along with ten other short (5 minute) pieces. Good luck to all the other performers and writers. If the night is as good as last year it will be a memorable one for the ninety people who will witness all the performances.

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Leeds Pub Theatre update

Happy to announce that thanks to my fellow IWG writer and friend David Windle, Stan Haywood is going to perform the monologue at the Adelphi in Leeds on the 5th March. Looking forward to joining David and Stan in Hull very soon to start rehearsals.

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