September 28th, 2016

Spa writer to launch latest poetry collection

Spa writer to launch latest poetry collection Spa writer to launch latest poetry collection

A SPA writer will launch her latest book at Salt Fest with an evening of festival poetry.

The event tomorrow (Saturday) will mark the publication of award-winning poet Sarah Leavesley’s fourth collection ‘plenty-fish’, which includes a poem written for the National Trust’s Hanbury Hall website as part of a project with Droitwich Arts Network.

The readings tomorrow will be themed around ‘endurance’ in keeping with the town’s festival and plenty-fish’s exploration of parenthood, landscape and influences.

Mrs Leavesley, who writes under the name Sarah James, will be joined by other regional poets for the reading at the Park’s Cafe, Victoria Square from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Among them will be Worcestershire Poet Emeritus Maggie Doyle and last year’s Worcestershire Poet Laureate Fergus McGonigal, along with Mike Alma, Kathy Gee, Ian Glass, Holly Magill, Ruth Stacey and Claire Walker.

Mrs Leavesley will also be answering questions about plenty-fish and the writing process.

Earlier in the day, at 3.15pm in Saltberrow Market, Mrs Leavesley will be MCing a special ‘Poetry Half-Hour’ with fellow Worcestershire poets Ruth Stacey and Claire Walker, sharing poems of myth, history and endurance, as well as a book-signing.

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