This Wednesday evening, 30 April, I will be participating in my first event since I’ve returned from my SE Asian book tour. And I couldn’t be more pleased.
Made in Greenwich is a gallery, arts centre and meeting place which focusses on encouraging and promoting locally produced art. Ward Wood Publishing has been asked to bring along some of its writers to read and discuss their work, and so here I go down the river (Tube strike or no) to join three of my fellow Ward Wood’ers. I’ll be reading some of my Cambodia-inspired poems as well as an excerpt from Out of the Ruins, and I’ll be joined by the poets and novelists Peter Phillips, Colin Bell and Joe Stein, as well as Adele Ward herself. We will share the stage with four local authors. And, of course, there will be books to buy and wine to drink.
I think this will be a very special evening. Do come along if you are in the neighbourhood — or even if you’re not. We begin at 7.30 pm, and tickets are £5 (£4 concession) at the door and that includes an interval drink.