Monday 12 September 2022

Autumn dates and news...

Hello my dears, 

How are you? I hope you are ok.  

I hope you are finding some calm and kindness in all this chaos and turbulence. I hope you are finding time to take a breath and to dream a little dream. Just a quick blog post this morning to share a handful of autumn delights, some lovely gigs and some links to some new work. I'm trying not to do much touring and performing this autumn and winter. I can feel myself getting ready to hibernate and feeling the need to write and hide away a bit.  I have some really exciting announcements on the way, big things happening, but I cannot share any of that yet ... so I've been getting back into my routine, my 4am early starts, drinking tea, writing, watching the dark morning light, the September sun rising later and later as the weeks pass. Feeling the changing weather, changing season, changing tides, changing world, changing energies. Feeling every thing shifting, changing, inevitably, irrevocably. Feeling all the feelings, feeling all the changes. 

Scroll down for some shows and new work, I hope to see you out and about...

Take care of your big, bold and beautiful hearts,

Sending love and solidarity, 




September 24 - Walthamstow Weekender 

Performance with Amber Marks plus solo reading 

Rose and Crown, Walthamstow, London

September 26 - 'What Remains?'  

Exciting book launch with Ru Callender & Bill Drummond

The Social, London 

October 3 - Under The Covers 

with Louisa Young & host Ella Berthoud 

The House of St Barnabus, Soho, London

October 11 - Verve Poetry Night

with Repeat Beat Poet, Elizabeth McGeown, Priyanka Joshi 

& host Sam J Grudgings, The Glee Club, Birmingham

October 15 - Writers Rebel - Festival of Resistance 

4pm, the Tate Modern, London


Caught By The River Review: 

'What Remains?' by Ru Callender

"Published later this month by Chelsea Green, Ru Callender’s ‘What Remains? Life, Death and the Human Art of Undertaking’ is our Book of the Month for September. Salena Godden reviews, finding a great work of craft and beauty, humanity, heart and soul, which is both deeply loving and revolutionary in spirit."

Read all about it here:

Poem 'tomorrow's roses' published at Wilderness


Artist Lina Iris Viktor X Author Salena Godden

New podcast hosted by Chrystal Genesis 

#IntheBlackFantastic at The Hayward Gallery

Tune in here:

'Mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living'

Podcast Radio Hour with
Laura Grimshaw and Salena Godden

Join us! 

Saturday October 15 - Tate Modern

Festival of Resistance

... Mrs Death tells her story in Salena Godden’s 
intoxicating and life-affirming debut novel 
published by Canongate Books ... 

Salena Godden FRSL is an award-winning author, memoirist, essayist, poet and broadcaster of Jamaican heritage based in London.  Mrs Death Misses Death is winner of The Indie Book Awards and The Peoples Book Prize 2022, also shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and The British Book Awards

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