Monday 1 July 2019

NEW BBC RADIO | Salena Godden on BBC Radio 4 Extra 'Telling Tales' broadcast July 9th 2019

For those of you that like my BBC radio pieces - I’m reading poetry and talking about courage and resistance on Telling Tales on BBC 4 Extra next Tuesday. We take a look back at the last 25 years of my career and adventures so far and chat about my latest projects. 

The show will feature clips from my BBC radio play ‘A Valentine at Waterloo’ and also the 2018 BBC documentary about my debut novel and work in progress Mrs Death Misses Death. It’s an hour show and will be aired on #BBCRadio4Extra #TellingTales broadcast July 9th, 11am + 12pm. I really enjoyed making this special radio programme, hope you like it too... 


NEW! No.6 in the 'Pessimism is for Lightweights' series from Byline Festival's own Poet Laureate Salena Godden for the Byline Times - This week a look at the aspirations of young poets in schools and a look at the language of toxic masculinity used in the race to win ITV's Love Island and the race to win No.10. 

This column is available online and also available in print. Subscribe. Order copies today. This is a new independent news source which separates fact from comment and tries to cover stories other media outlets ignore, Byline Times relies on your subscriptions. I will be there writing mostly about poetry and books and art and culture and reasons to be hopeful. 


What is Masculinity? Why does it matter? And other BIG questions 

A highly topical look at the subject of masculinity. Edited and curated by Darren Chetty and Jeffrey Boakye. Aimed at 8-13 year olds. With contributions from Dr Andy Williams, Salena Godden, Breanainn Lambkin, Iesha Small, Dave Pickering and Dr Fen Coles of Letterbox Library

This important and timely book looks at the big questions surrounding definitions of masculinity, and discusses where ideas of masculinity have come from and the effects of gender stereotyping. Published by Hachette Childrens group and out now! 


August 3rd - CHEPSTOW Green Gathering

August 17 - EDINBURGH Book Festival 

August 23-25 - SUSSEX Byline Festival

August 31 - HASTINGS Hastings Lit Fest

September 13-15 - WALES Good Life Experience

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Amazing time performing at The Roundhouse,
Last Word Festival, Thank you xx



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