Events in 2022

wildfire words presents free international Zoom events to launch new books for Autumn 2022. Places can be booked in advance, and the Zoom link to each event will be emailed to ticketholders in the 24 hours before the starting time.

Saturday 1 October, 7 pm London Time

Katherine Parsons launches Little Intimacy

As a winner of the New Voices First Pamphlet Award, Katherine reads from her debut book, Little Intimacy, an exploration of love in all its colours and shapes.
Anna Saunders describes Katherine’s book as “a startling and clear-eyed collection from a promising poet who knows how to make music from it all; from the prosaic, romantic, the starry sky and the kitchen sink.” To read or hear some of Katherine’s poetry, click here.

Katherine will be supported by readings from Angela France, who also MC’s the event; her fellow award winner, Bethan Manley; and New Voices lead judge Marilyn Timms, who selected the award winners.

You can book a ticket for the launch event here.

Saturday 8 October, 7 pm London Time

Every Breath Winners Celebration & Anthology Launch

All of the prizewinning and shortlisted poets in Frosted Fire’s third annual single-poem contest will read at this event. Also reading are Lead Judge Ben Ray who selected the prizewinners and shortlist, and the Triage Judges Janet Lees and Samantha DeFlitch who read all the entries and selected the longlist of candidates for awards.
The poetry of all the longlisted poets, winners, and judges is collected for Every Breath Anthology 2022, which launches with these readings and will be on sale from the date of the reading.

You can book a ticket for the launch event here.

Saturday 22 October, 7 pm London Time

Bethan Manley launches Goodnight Cariad

As a winner of the New Voices First Pamphlet Award, Bethan reads from her moving book, Goodnight Cariad, looking back to October, 1966, the Aberfan disaster.
Bethan Manley shows us the tragedy, grief, and guilt of the Aberfan disaster through this sequence of finely crafted poems.” (Angela France)
This collection is created from voices . . . silenced when slurry from a colliery waste tip slid into Aberfan, combined with voices that are still calling out in grief, guilt and anger. These are poems of compassionate imagination.” (Ann Drysdale) To read or hear some of Bethan’s poetry, click here.

Bethan will be supported by readings from Angela France, who also MC’s the event; her fellow award winner, Katherine Parsons; and New Voices lead judge Marilyn Timms, who selected the award winners.

You can book a ticket to the Goodnight Cariad launch here.

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