This week, I’m excited to be traveling in Northumberland, visiting my friend and colleague Oonah Joslin and her husband Noel. I’m in Northumberland to support Oonah at her Newcastle book launch of her new poetry book, Three Pounds of Cells, published by The Linnet’s Wings Press. The book event will be at The STANZA, a Third Thursday Poetry and Spoken Word Event at Beldons at The Exchange on Howard Street in North Shields, on the evening of Thursday, November 17. Several poets, me included, will be reading along with Oonah and it promises to be a fun evening. The STANZA’s Facebook event page has more information.
Besides the book launch, Oonah has promised a visit to Alnwick Train Station to see Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand book stores in the U.K. And she’s promised to make haggis. Apparently, there’s whiskey involved and she thought of me! And she has some other things up her sleeve, but that’s all for another blog.
This week, I’m just going to enjoy the journey and be grateful for friends in faraway places.