STEYNING POETS CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY DAY

STEYNING POETS CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY DAY

Come down to the bookshop on the evening of Thursday 4th October, and celebrate National Poetry Day with local poets Simon Zec, Marilyn Martin, and Judy Krolick.

Sit amongst the book-lined shelves, sip a glass or two of wine, and enjoy verses read by Simon, Marilyn and Judy, interspersed with musical accompaniment.

Simon Zec recently published his debut volume of poetry ‘Death of the Suburb’, which will be on sale on the night, alongside our special Poetry Day offer of 15% off all poetry books.

We would love audience members to bring along a favourite poem to share, too.

Tickets are £4, to include wine /soft drink and nibbles. Start time is 7.30pm.

 

 

Death of the Suburb Book Launch

Death of the Suburb Book Launch

‘Death of the Suburb” LAUNCH PARTY!
Come and join us for an evening of poetry, wine and song, as local performance poet Simon Zec launches his debut book of poetry, ‘Death of the Suburb’. By turns angry, tender, hilarious, and nostalgic, Simon’s verses capture the the complexities and contradictions of modern life and encroaching middle age.
The evening will feature some readings by Simon, some strummings and singings from local Razz-up musicians, and wine, soft drinks and nibbles.
Copies of  ‘Death of the Suburb’ will be on sale at £8.99.
Entry is FREE but please, if you’d like to come RSVP to The Steyning Bookshop on 01903 812062, or by email to info@steyningbookshop.co.uk
More info on the book at www.therealpress.co.uk

Ben Again – The Inspirational Story of a Brain Injury Survivor with Ben Clench

Ben Again – The Inspirational Story of a Brain Injury Survivor with Ben Clench

Please join us for an intimate event at the bookshop on Tuesday 10th October at 7.30pm, with Ben Clench and his father, Hugh. Ben is the author of ‘Ben Again’, the moving and inspiring memoir of his recovery from a terrible head injury.

Ben was only 27 when he and his girlfriend Jazz were hit by a car while on holiday in the Dominican republic. Tragically, Jazz was killed instantly, while Ben suffered a traumatic brain injury and was rushed to hospital in a coma.

Ben was airlifted to the UK, where he eventually emerged from his coma with no memory and little physical control or ability.
Expectations for his recovery were low, yet Ben, with the help of his family and friends, defied medical opinion and, within a few short months was out of hospital and embarking on an intensive self-directed rehabilitation programme.
Key milestones included going to the Glastonbury Festival six months after leaving intensive care, studying for a Master’s degree, and running a half-marathon. Throughout the recovery process Ben was striving to regain his cognitive abilities with a view to resuming his career in international development.
His powerful memoir weaves his own story with the recollections of his family and friends, and Ben will be jointly giving his presentation with his father, Hugh, who was instrumental in his recovery.