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
CANCELLATIONS PENDING BUT NOT YET CONFIRMED
(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
PENDING EVENTS DELAYED
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.