Events 2019
Launch 3: My Darling Derry  May 21, 2019, 8.00-10.00 and Open Mic at Jurnets Bar, Wensum Lodge, King St, Norwich with Peter Wallis in HEAD LINES Launch 4: My Darling Derry,  Wells-next-the-sea Library Word with Wine, Thursday, September 12, 6.30-8  £5.00 entry Launch 5: My Darling Derry, In Peter Piers Room, Poetry Aldeburgh November 8, 2019 at 2.00 pm. with Peter Wallis and Jenny Whitworth Launch 6: My Darling Derry, Norwich’s National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, King Street, NR1 1QE. Free Entry. November 12, 8-10.00 pm. My Darling Derry, Reading for Mental Health Foundation, November 21, 6-9.000 pm, IET, 2 Savoy Place, WC2R 0BC 2018 Thursday 28, June, Head Lines for Finding the Words: York Explore Library, 6.45-7.45  £3 entry Saturday 12th May, Sally’s poems and an Open Mic. on the theme of North Norfolk in the Maltings at Wells Literary Festival Friday, 16 February, 1-2.00 pm  From Stone to Story An illustrated Talk with readings from Font In the Green Room, The Archive Centre, Norfolk Record Office, Norwich Friday 3 November with ‘4x4’ at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival a reading with music and images in the cinema Tuesday 24 October, 7.30 pm From Stone to Story Talk with slides and readings from Font for Wells Men’s Discussion Group in Wells Quaker Meeting House Thursday 12 October, 6.00 pm. Celebrating the Burnhams Talk with slides and readings from Font with Carl Suter on his lute St Mary’s Church, Burnham Deepdale Saturday 15 July, 1-2 pm.  Reading with ‘4x4’ with music and images
Two prizewinning poets, Sally Festingand Peter Wallis, present poems about the head, both in its physical and mental aspects.     How can the effects of something like schizophrenia, bear on future generations? Family history and a cache of intimate letters suggest answers. Similarly, how does repeated brain surgery impact on families? What if the patient has an identical twin? The answers come, in Andrew McMillan’s words, in poems that see “life as something tentative as well as tender”.
Launch: My Darling Derry May 10, 2019, 5.00pm at Sea Fever Literary Festival: Wells-next-the-Sea with Peter Wallis in HEAD LINES
We enjoy rapport with audiences, and welcome discussion at half time and at the end of our readings.
Launch 2
My Darling Derry May 14, 2019 for Women’s Probus  The Sports Centre, Fakenham