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Sat 22 Oct 2022

Brian Bilston Book Launch Event; Days Like These

Tickets Available Here

The Poetry Bookshop is delighted to be welcoming bestselling poet Brian Bilston to The Globe at Hay to celebrate the release of his new book Day Like These - a brilliant new way to mark and celebrate every single day of the year.

About the book:

Days Like These contains a poem for every day of the year, each one inspired by an event associated with that day; from Open an Umbrella Indoors Day to the day on which New York banned public flirting; from the launch of the Rubik's Cube to the first appearance of the phrase, 'the best thing since sliced bread'.

Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with friends, Days Like These: An alternative guide to the year in 366 poems will take the blues out of Monday, flatten the Wednesday hump, and amplify that Friday feeling. A brilliant way to enliven every day of the year.

About the author:

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with over 200,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community. His first collection of poetry, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published by Unbound. Diary of a Somebody (Picador) was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the McKitterick Prize. Alexa, What Is There To Know About Love?, his last collection, was described by one reviewer as 'the funniest collection of humorous verse I have seen in a long time'. Fifty Ways to Score a Goal, a collection of poems about football for children, was published last year.

Doors: 14.30, event starts: 15.00

Tickets are £5.00 (event only) or £20.00 (event plus a copy of the book)

DAYS LIKE THESE will also be available to purchase at the event and Brian will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 01497 821812 or email tickets@poetrybookshop.co.uk and we can arrange this for you.

 

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