I had a chat with David Turner from Lunar Poetry Podcasts and read some poems. There’s also a transcript available for this podcast, which features Matt Abbott as well. Lunar Poetry Podcasts do loads of good interviews, so you should keep up with them.
About six months ago, my friend Louise Evans and I decided to “do a book”. She sent me five pictures, which I responded to with a poem, and I sent her the same amount of poems, which she illustrated. We called the end result Exchange.
We’ve printing them, binding them by hand, and having a super cool launch party at The Feminist Library on 13th September, as part of their Salon series.
They’ll be copies of Exchange to buy, and readings from me, Johanne Haugue, and Tracy Mathewson. Tracy will also be playing some accordion music, and they’ll be refreshments, and the library’s amazing book shop will have a stall.
Entry is by donation, with £3 as a suggestion.
I’m really excited to be reading at this event on Thursday as part of week of events at The Talbot in Brockley/Lewisham.
On Saturday I’ll be reading at WORD IS POWER, a benefit gig for South London Solidarity Federation (http://www.solfed.org.uk/local/south-london) and the Anti-Raids Network (https://network23.org/antiraids/).
Here’s the info:
Then on Sunday, in Hastings, I’ll be reading at this event:
Please come along!
I’ll be reading at this Open Mic night tomorrow, at The Feminist Library. Have a look at the FB page for more information.
Something really exciting is happening!
From Saturday 25th- Sunday 26th August there’s going to be fundraising events for The Feminist Library which if you don’t know is an amazing archive collection of literature from the Women’s Liberation Movement. The Library is run entirely run by volunteers and is in serious need of more funding to save it from closure.
The weekend will start off with Girls Get Busy Zine Fest at The Shacklewell Arms (Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB)
On the Sunday there will be a fête at the library itself (5 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7XW, Near Elephant and Castle and Waterloo) and I will be doing a poetry reading with Rachael Allen:( http://selectedpoems.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/selected-poet-4-rachael-allen-new-work/ http://clinicpresents.com/) which I’m really excited about. We’re also going to do a poetry workshop together which should be interesting.
Other events on Sunday are as follows:
* Agit Prop
* Food and cake stalls
* Tea, coffee and bar
* Kids’ Space with Activities and face-painting
* Film Screenings:
5pm – Persepolis
9pm – Women Without Men
Girls Get Busy Zine
More events and activities TBC
For a more succinct description of the event have a look at the Facebook Page .