#12NOW (part 2), @WomenAloudNI & @TemplarPoetry Launches at @BelfastBookFest

Belfast Book Festival – what an extended fortune of literary talent, both from here and incoming! Big congratulations to Keith Acheson and all at Crescent Arts Centre for the programme.

Life conspired to keep me at a distance last week but from Thursday of this week, I am in full festival mode! Too many good things but I’ll do what I can. Find the full programme HERE.

I’m delighted to let you know about three events that I’ll be reading as part of:

Thurs – 15 June, 6.30pm @Cresent Arts Centre

Lagan Online presents 12Now: New Original Writers Night 2: I’ll be in the company of  lovely current 12Now-ers Peter Adair, Patricia Devlin-Hill, Paul Doran, David Mitchell and Claire Savage.  A mix of poetry and fiction – and exciting voices. I understand Night 1 was great – so we look forward to continuing in the same spirit. (£4 – book online HERE)

Saturday – 17 June, 2-4pm @Crescent Arts Centre

Women Aloud NI Readathon and Mass Simultaneous Reading: The mighty and growing collective of wonderful women writers ‘Women Aloud NI’ are in full session on Saturday afternoon – with the trademark rapid-fire reading and simultaneous reading. It’s a great way of getting a glimpse of a wide range of writers in a range of genres. (£6/£4 – book online HERE)

Saturday – 17 June, 5pm @Crescent Arts Centre

Templar Poets: The day is fast approaching. A lovely rematch to be launching with Paul Maddern who is showcasing his eagerly awaited latest publication ‘Pilgrimage’ – a complete privilege to be reading with him. I can’t wait to hear the new work! I’m still finding it hard to believe that ‘Night Divers’ is actually really out there. So thrilled to be launching it as part of the Belfast Book Festival.  (FREE – book online HERE). Copies of Night Divers will be available at the launch or available online now at Templar Poetry

Enjoy the Festival – and hope to catch up one way or another!

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