Date With The Night(s)
Wowzer. It is the week of the first launches. Can you believe it? Me neither. Wil is even flying over from the Land of Oz to join us for some of them. Magic, magic. The last few days have been spent flyering, getting people to put posters up in their shop/ bar/ launderette/ home, trying to squeeze time in to read the other BYT books and shopping for new We Have Launch Off boots and party dresses. We really will be acting up to the Bright Young People part over the coming weeks. TODAY I have the launch dates and some other dates for you. Diaries at the ready, go go go:
THE BYT 2010 LAUNCHES
THURS 16 SEPTEMBER: Waterstone’s The Hayes, Cardiff (7pm)
FRI 17 SEPTEMBER: We will be signing books at Uplands Bookshop (12 noon) andWaterstone’s, Oxford Street (3pm) before our LAUNCH PROPER at the Dylan Thomas Centre (7pm) and Afterparty at The Vault (underneath No Sign Wine Bar on Wind Street, 9.30pm). All in SWANSEA.
FRI 24 SEPTEMBER: All 4 BYTs will appear at Palas Print Pendref, Bangor(6.30pm)
SUN 26 SEPTEMBER: All 4 BYTs will appear at Vibe Bar Brick Lane, London(3.00pm readings, party continues until late)
THURS 21 OCTOBER: Tyler Keevil will be in conversation with New Welsh Revieweditor Kathryn Gray at Aberystwyth Arts Centre Bookshop (6pm)
SAT 30 OCTOBER: James, Tyler and I will be appearing at BayLit Festival.Havannah Bar, Cardiff Bay (1pm).
SUSIE ON TOUR
As well as the above glorious dates, I’m also on a mini tour and will be appearing at the following, both in BYT guise, and as Susie The Poet:
MON 20 SEPTEMBER: POEMS & PINTS, Queens Hotel, Queen St. Carmarthen (7.30 – 9.30pm)
SAT 25 SEPTEMBER: FairPlay Festival, Cardiff (3pm). Day tickets for each day of the festival will be on sale for £5 each, for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.A weekend pass for entry to all three days of the festival will also be available for £10.
THURS 7 OCTOBER: NATIONAL POETRY DAY EVENT with Susan Richardson, Mumbles, Swansea (7pm)
WED 13 OCTOBER: POEMS & PINTS, BayLit Festival, Cardiff Central Library (7.30pm). Tickets: £3.00 / £2.00
THURS 14 OCTOBER: I will be the main feature, reading extracts from The Art of Contraception at THE CRUNCH, Mozart’s Swansea (8-9pm open mic sign up. 9pm open mic. 10pm ME!). FREE.
THURS 21 OCTOBER: Bugged Anthology Launch, BIRMINGHAM (Venue TBC, 7pm)
SAT 6 NOVEMBER: ARTAWE Launch (one day festival, Swansea)
Hope to see your gorgeous faces at one or all of them. Otherwise I’ll be dancing with myself.