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Fair Acre Press Poetry Event (zoom)


I hope you will join me on Sunday 21st March 2021 – 5pm to 6pm on zoom to celebrate the launch of Fan-peckled by Jean Atkin and Katy Alston!

The event if free – but you do need to register

Click here to go on the eventbrite page to register – or if you prefer – email me on and I will email you the zoom link



Fair Acre Press invites you to join Jean Atkin and Katy Alston ~ with Fair Acre Press poets John Sewell, Steve Griffiths and Carl Tomlinson!

Please come along for some wonderful poetry and art!

There will be wireless wine, electronically connected cake, and a simulated chat area – what more could any of us want? (don’t answer that!) The event will keep strictly to no more than an hour long.




JEAN ATKIN and KATY ALSTON have collaborated on a full-colour, generously-proportioned, pamphlet FAN-PECKLED – one of twelve old rural words of Shropshire that have inspired both their poems and pictures. Katherine Swift loves this book, saying it spells Shropshire for her and that Katy Alston’s illustrations bear comparison with Ravilious and Ardizzione. Nancy Campbell describes Jean as a wise guide to a rich Shropshire legacy, adding that every word lover will relish this beautiful book – a cornucopia of verbal ‘oddlings’ come vividly to life through a kaleidoscopic cast of characters.

JOHN SEWELL‘s collection WOODS RIVER ROAD is also hot off the press! This collection explores what it means to be in love. A journey through landscapes both metaphorical and keenly observed. John Burnside describes it as wonderfully erotic, an earthy, pagan, vital celebration of sexual love and of the land.

STEVE GRIFFITHS‘ pamphlet UPDRAFTS was brought together for 2020’s Ludlow Fringe and the poems aim to lift your flight, if you’re a bird or a reader – with just a few shadows. Nicholas Murray describes it as poetry attentive to the world, distinctive and engaged, moving but unsentimental.

CARL TOMLINSON‘s pamphlet CHANGING PLACES is described by Helen Mort as moving, musical and memorable; Charles Foster says that you’re straight in there with a jolt and a bucket of ice-water over your head; Di Slaney adds that open, wry, friendly narratives feel like murmured conversations perched on a bar stool in a country pub.

NADIA KINGSLEY of award-winning FAIR ACRE PRESS will host the event and welcome you in from the super-comfy waiting room.

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