Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Summer 2018: Festivals, parties, gatherings and book launches...





MAY









JUNE





21 | LIVEWIRE POETS | MIDSUMMERS PARTY | CORNWALL








JULY

20 -23 | CHURCHTOWN | CORNWALL









AUGUST



17-19 | BABBLE ON | EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL

24-27 | LIVEWIRE POETS | BYLINE FESTIVAL, SUSSEX







SEPTEMBER
















Books - 2018



Pessimism Is For Lightweights - 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance 

A selection of new poems, Pessimism Is For Lightweights, pieces of courage and resistance, by Salena Godden, will be published by Rough Trade Books this summer, 2018. Rough Trade Books is an exciting new publishing venture in the mould of the pioneering record label. 


Out now! Woman poetry anthology was published last week on International woman day 2018. 16 international poets, edited by Rita Osei and Michelle Olly, 50 poems on themes of birth, growth and adolescence, available at amazon now. 


Mrs Death Misses Death is a work in progress, a fiction with a soundtrack composed by Peter Coyte. Early drafts of this book were shared at a sold out show at Last Word Festival, The Roundhouse, June 2017. This project is in development, supported by Blah, Blah, Blah at The Bristol Old Vic and The Society of Authors. There will be a performance of this work 17th June 2018 in Bristol at The Wardrobe Theatre. A BBC documentary Mrs Death Misses Death is in development and scheduled for broadcast later in winter 2018.  


New anthology successfully crowdfunded with Unbound, with all net profits going to charity. 
A collection on the theme of ‘other’ and a spectacular line up that includes work from Damian Barr, Noam Chomsky, Rishi Dastidar, Salena Godden, Colin Grant, Matt Haig, AL Kennedy, Kamila Shamsie and many other-others, edited by writer and psychologist, Charles Fernyhough, due for publication later in 2018.


The Dizziness Of Freedom 
Published by Bad Betty press. New juicy poetry anthology on the way, a myriad 50 poets on themes of mental health, this collection is gonna be amazing, launched in September 2018, Read more about it all here: badbettypress.com






PS:  Thrilled to see #pessimismisforlightweights and #courageisamuscle published in the spring issue of 'Women In Leadership' Magazine. Thank you to the inspirational founder Dr Shola Mos Shogbamimu, this is a great read, powerful stories of women of action, be inspired and have a look at the rest here > www.wilpublication.com



'Pessimism Is For Lightweights' 13 pieces of courage and resistance, will be published by Rough Trade Books soon, subscribe here > www.roughtradebooks.com