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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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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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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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Poetry on the Moor

Tomorrow will be the second Poetry on the Moor, outdoor poetry event. L:ooking forward to hearing other poets and sharing some words

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Just in – Amy’s Bookshelf Review

4 stars
Such a grand journey
Kay pens an unimaginable journey in Show Me The Way To Santiago. This is the first book of the Author’s that I’ve read. The path travelled is the route of the Via De la Plata from Seville to Santiago, a distance of 1,006 kilometres, in north west Spain. Kay tells of his journey, his adventures and those who he met, and who shared their own personal stories. It’s more than just a journey, it’s a pilgrimage, and I think it’s amazing that he had the stamina to walk all that way. It’s a very interesting read, and he wrote about his travels, wonderfully. I look forward to reading more by this Author. Show Me The Way To Santiago is a definite recommendation by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.

Thank you Amy Shannon

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Outdoor Poetry event

Looking forward to being able to share poetry for the first time in a non-zoom context, since before the pandemic began. Four weeks from today in an open space, not far from home, with a number of other local poets/writers, I shall be spouting forth!

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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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AVAC2C to be published in the Autumn

I heard today that my submission of the final draft of my Book A Very Alternative Coast to Coast has been accepted by my publisher, Curious Cat Books. We will work on finalising the book later in the year, with a publication date probably being between September and December.

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Good December for SMTWTS

26 copies of Show Me The Way To Santiago were sold during December, making it the most successful month of sales since publication. The figure includes an impressive 10 paperbacks bought in the USA. 119 copies have now been sold across all formats and the total raised for MNDA, once all payments have been received will be £577. add to this £125 from Calendar sales and the total raised for MNDA has broken £700.

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