• David J Costello

Reading Cancellations

Updated: May 3, 2020

Today, with delivery of copies of the 1st edition of Heft expected, is a perplexing one for me. Having worked hard to secure readings across the country to accompany the launch of my first full collection of poetry I've now had to see them cancelled, one after another due to the coronavirus outbreak. Don't misunderstand me, the cancellations are utterly correct in the circumstances - but it's still hard for me to take.

For the sake of clarity I'm blogging details of the curent position with previously advertised readings and events up to the end of August:

19th March 2020 at Wallasey Central Library, Wirral EVENT CANCELLED

1st April 2020 Guest reading at Poetry & Prose, Stockport EVENT CANCELLED

2nd April 2020 Joint reading with Kemal Houghton First Thursday, Lingham's Bookshop, Heswall, Wirral EVENT CANCELLED

16th April 2020 Joint Chester launch reading of Heft with Kemal Houghton EVENT CANCELLED

22nd April 2020 Guest Poet, Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport EVENT CANCELLED

23rd April 2020 Guest Poet, Poems & Pints, Imperial Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil EVENT CANCELLED


(please check my web site for up to date information)

21st April 2020 Guest Poet, Poetry Upstairs at the Trading Post, Abergavenny

27th May 2020 Joint reading with Kemal Houghton, Verbatim, Bishop's Castle


Red Squirrel Press launch reading, Edinburgh

Red Squirrel Press launch reading, Glasgow

From Monday Heft will be available to buy throgh my web site, I'll post details on social media when this is available.

Thanks to everyone who has been supportve during the last few difficult few days.

Take care and keep well.

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