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Beloved: a Word Banquet online launch event today!

By August 1, 2020 No Comments

It’s a big weekend here in Amy land- we had the last day of our physical bookshop yesterday, moving online as Minerva’s Books & Ideas, ‘selling books, and producing creative media about the lives of books and the ideas they illuminate’- exciting! You can follow along here.

And today is the online book launch of Beloved: a Word Banquet! This is a bittersweet one, a posthumous collaboration with the dear Susie Surtees, and a tribute to the event I helped her run in 2018 at the BMI called Word Banquet. Each month a theme would guide the gatherings, where books, poetry, song lyrics, travel, love, life would be discussed and celebrated. I wrote a poem each month in response to the theme¬† and these are gathered together in the book, matched with photographs by Susie, chosen by her beloved daughter Jane. The book also features a piece of Susie’s writing and a foreword by Julian Potter. You can read a review here.¬†The book has now sold out, thanks to all who got their copy.

The event today will include readings, music, merry making, and remembering. Please join us.

Click the image below to go to the live YouTube stream, starting at 2pm. Grab the drinks and snacks of your choice, sit back and enjoy! :