Tuesday 22 April 2014

BBC radio, gigs and new book news...

Salena Godden 2014 by Olivia Rutherford

Hope you all had wonderful Easter holidays!
I just wanted to let you all know I have lots of cool radio and gig news for you this week. I'm buzzing, my fabulous producer Rebecca Maxted and I have just returned from a cold and snowy Chicago, it was an amazing trip. We met so many wonderful jazz and blues legends, recorded some brilliant stories and live music...I loved it. 

Pictured above is a moment of madness when I got up on stage and did a blues poem with Carl Weathersby at Kingston Mines, a fantastic blues club in Chicago that is open until 4am. (note the time on the clock in this photo!) Thank you to all who took part in this programme, I hope more people discover the beautiful songs of Cornshucks after this....'Try a Little Tenderness - The Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks' will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4, May 13th at 11.30am

April 22nd
I am reading a commissioned piece for BBC World Service / Click Radio 6.30pm

April 23rd 
I'm reading poems and talking books on BBC Scotland / The Culture Show 2.30pm

April 24th 
I'm on team poetry for 'Stand Up and Slam' A hilarious evening of performance poets v's comedians at The Comedy Cafe, Rivington St, London

April 25th 
Catch me up in Edinburgh at the notorious Neu Reekie, Summerhall

And last but not least some book news....

Springfield Road
If you would still like to contribute and have your name in the book and other goodies, VIP tickets to the launch parties and all that fun stuff, the deadline for this is midnight (BST) on Thursday 24th April 2014. Please click here ‘Springfield Road’ Unbound Books

Fishing In The Aftermath / Poems 1994 - 2014 
One to watch, published by Burning Eye this summer. My wicked new poetry collection can now be found here at Waterstones, so get in early and order yours now.

See you there, hear you near, tune in and turn on...
Sending much love and thanks to all followers and subscribers to Waiting For Godden
I'm so excited about ALL of this...Buzz buzz buzz....sgxx

Salena Godden 1994 by Olivia Rutherford