To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day I’ll be discussing the extraordinary range of poetry nominated for ‘Tell Me the Truth About Life’ alongside former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Thursday 3rd October at 6.30pm. Setting contemporary works by the likes of Yrsa Daley-Ward, Warsan Shire and Kei Miller alongside classics by W.H Auden, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas and more, Morpurgo and I will open up on the selection of some of this year’s poems in an evening of readings and discussions about their power and relevance. Tell Me The Truth About Life is a poetry collection I curated with Forward Poetry from poems nominated by poets, public figures and members of the public for their insight into truth. The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
|With a Spotify playlist ready for each country: poems, proverbs,|
curiosities and some very surprising aspects of world history, ‘Where the Wild Cooks Go’ is a folk-cook book and timely for it.
“A joyous treasure trove” is how Michael Morpurgo describes it.
Tom Jones: ” A delight”.
Pages are brim full of generations old nuggets of wisdom, as well as
stories about Catatonia touring days and other escapades, plus over a
hundred recipes and cocktail ideas from 15 countries:
Easy haggis, vegan haggis, jambalaya, cawl, traditional and vegan Welsh
cakes, tequila prawns, chocolate and Guinness fondants, thousand hole
pancakes, pineapple and chilli, potato, chickpea and coconut curry, dahl
and hedgerow salad are just some of delicious, sustainable and fuss free
ideas served in this beautiful book.
Like my book, the festival is a voyage of discovery, I’ll see you there to talk curiosities, food history, recipes, cocktails, poems and music from all over the world:
Saturday 14th September @ 1pm | Main Stage at The Good Life Experience, Hawarden ( near Chester). Buy tickets here:
I’d love to see you on my book tour – please come along.