Greetings to all of you from an overcast day here in London. I wanted to share a couple of things with you, one event in particular that is happening TODAY.
I very much hope some of you will be able to attend this incredible event planned by The Poetry Exchange. It is happening this evening (UK time) and is called In the Company of Poems. It starts at 7pm UK time/2pm US East Coast time/1pm US Central time and you can book tickets here: https://www.thepoetryexchange.co.uk/events
It promises to be a very exciting event. The line-up of readers will include Hafsah Bashir, John Mcauliffe, Malika Booker, Natasha Gordon, Roy McFarlane, Tobias Menzies and William Tuckett, alongside Poetry Exchange podcast hosts, Fiona Bennett and Michael Shaeffer. They will be reading some of the world’s greatest poems, including poems by Keats, Carol Ann Duffy and Derek Walcott.
Second, I’m happy to say I’ve updated my website to include the full video of the launch of The Ministry of Flowers along with more videos of individual poems read by all of the amazing readers, including Hafsah Bashir, Fiona Bennett and Michael Shaeffer. Just go here.
Lastly, there is a brand new Goodreads Giveaway herethat just started this morning. There will be five winners of signed copies of The Ministry of Flowers, each with a hand-painted bookmark. Would love if you enter or share!
Sending lots of flowers to all of you – extra flowers for those who are being so badly affected by the winter storms in the United States. I hope you are all in places of shelter, keeping safe and warm.