"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Monday, 19 March 2012
in which I am very excited
[As the title of this post indicates] I'm a very excited person!
I'm very chuffed to say that my first poetry collection, 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' has been accepted for publication, and will be released later in the year. Hurray!
The collection will be published by The Rialto, which is run by the wonderful Michael Mackmin. 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' will appear as part of their Bridge pamphlet series. Hurrah!
I'm going to dance on the kitchen table, now. You're welcome to join me if you so wish.
[NB: I'm not quite sure what this picture has to do with this... except that it was a happy time, and it was taken at Beamish, in the north east, where I grew up and where a lot of the poems in the collection are set. So, there we go. Let's dance!]
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. Her new book, 'The Bookshop Book' is forthcoming autumn 2014, and she is currently writing her first novel.
Forthcoming autumn 2014 (click for details)
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.
Wednesday 15th October 7:30pm: Waterstones Castle Street, Norwich
Chat about 'The Bookshop Book'
Tickets are £6 or £4 for concessions and loyalty card holders, with £3 redeemable against a purchase of the new book on the night. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday 29th October
7:30pm: The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry.
Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA
Audience Q&A and signing.