Launch events for The Dowry Blade


The Dowry Blade bookmark cropPublication day for The Dowry Blade approaches, and pre-publication copies are already available from Arachne Press’ web shop, where there is also a special offer of £25 (free postage in the UK) for combining TDB with Mosaic of Air (normal combined price £27.98) for the first 20 people to get there.

I have 4 launch events lined up (it is a BIG book, it needs several events).

If anyone has further suggestions or indeed offers as to other places to read, get in touch. Will consider anywhere within easy reach of London, plus near Sheffield, Bath, Durham and Newark where friends and family might be prevailed upon for a bed for the night.

Follow the links for full details, and I hope to see you for at least one!

The Dowry Blade Launch, Lewisham Library Wednesday 24th February 6.30-8pm.

The Dowry Blade Launch, Clapham Books Thursday 25th February 7.30-9pm.

The Dowry Blade Launch, The Beckenham Bookshop Thursday 3rd March 7-8.30

Readings from The Dowry Blade, Cherry Potts and The Don’t Touch Garden, Kate Foley; Gay’s the Word Thursday 24th March 7-8.30

LGBT History Month events


LGBT History month is keeping me busy this year. As well as Lewisham Library, I am also involved in events all over London, mainly reading from Mosaic of Air, but also from new work.

The Story Sessions, Queer Tales, 19th February 7.45 at the Ivy House SE15 3BE – Me, Cath Blackfeather, Anny Knight, Rebecca Idris and Clare Summerskill (Voluntary contributions welcomed)

North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, W11 1PZ
(11th February 18:30) is me on my own, reading from Mosaic of Air and some newer work, and discussing how things have changed since MoA was first published. Free. See the videos

Walthamstow Library, High Street Walthamstow, E17 7JN 12th February 19:00 is me and actor Sarah Feathers, reading from Mosaic of Air and from Lovers’ Lies in an event called Holding a Mirror up to the 80’s, Lesbian Short Stories now and then, so more historical observation! This is a ticketed event but still free.

LGBT history month: in company with Alix Adams, local author Cherry Potts reads from her short story collection Mosaic of Air, grief, old age, spiders and song, all from a lesbian perspective. Free. 7pm Friday 21st February Crofton Park Library 375 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2AG.

Literary-2014-A6A late addition: Wednesday 26th February, at Cafe of Good Hope,
Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT. Wednesday 23rd February. 7pm. Tickets £3
Cherry Potts, Rebecca Idris, V.A. Fearon, Catherine Blackfeather.