Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hello! It’s National Libraries Day on Saturday 7 February

It’s nearly National Libraries Day – we need to celebrate it like mad, support funding for libraries, the wonder of books! I’m looking forward to being at Southwater Library on the 7th…

Southwater Reads

Celebrate your library!  I look forward to meeting you at Southwater on  Saturday 7 February on National Libraries Day.  There’ll be loads going on – and you can find me there being Reader in Residence – come and say hello!

You can

  • make your own Mini Origami BookMini Origami Book
  • make an Inspired Book List to go on our Southwater Reads blog – click here to see
  • have a break and a giggle – listen to a short reading of comic poems old and new
  • or you can just drop in to talk to me whenever you like and contribute a line to a special Southwater Group Poem, which will go on display in the Library afterwards

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‘Luck’s Weight’ launched

‘Luck’s Weight’ the exhibition was launched on Saturday at beautiful Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms.  It’ll be there until 10th February.  We’re so grateful to the lovely audience (we think we counted 37) who listened and talked in all the right places.  Andrew Fusek Peters and I talked about Acton Scott Farm, and how we came to be collaborating on the project, and I read out some poems.

Luck's Weight Launch Andy & Jean bestThere is a pamphlet to accompany the exhibition, also called ‘Luck’s Weight’.  It’s available for £4.99 plus p&p £1.50.  Click here if you’d like one!
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