"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
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
a little poetry present up for grabs
Last week, Carol Ann Duffy did a poetry reading in Norwich and, at this event, very pretty cardboard booklets were given out to the audience. These booklets contained two poems - one poem by me and one by Catherine Benson. I was very chuffed to have a poem of mine in such close proximity to our fab Poet Laureate.
So, two things:
1. I am going to give away two of these booklets. All you have to do for the chance to win one is reply to this post telling me who your favourite poet, or what your favourite poem, is. I'll pick the winners on the 10th June by pulling names out of a hat [I'm happy to post worldwide].
2. My poetry collection, 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is going to be published in July by The Rialto [hurray!]. If you'd like to help me spread the word about the collection when it's released then that would be fab and I'd love you forever. I'm up for doing blog interviews, guest posts etc etc. If you'd like me to invade your blog, then drop me an email and we can chat. :)
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.