Join us for some picnic poetry (weather permitting) in Kelvingrove park
with Joy Howard
and Grey Hen Press poets from Scotland and the UK: A C Clarke, Margaret Christie, Joy Howard, Eleanor Livingstone, Helena Nelson, Sheila Templeton and Margaret Wood.
Wednesday 11th July, 12pm to 2pm
(free but booking essential)
Joy Howard founded Grey Hen Press to celebrate the wit and wisdom of women, particularly older women. Since then her much-praised anthologies, including, A Twist of Malice
, Cracking On
and Get Me Out of Here! have won big audiences with their tough, tender, ‘laugh-out-loud funny’ take on modern life.
Joy herself has been widely published, and her new collection, Refurbishment
, came out in 2011.
The readings from Joy and other Grey Hen authors will take place on the back green of An Clachan cafe in Kelvingrove Park (or we also have an indoor location as back up). Bring or buy a sandwich and enjoy a unique and inspiring lunch experience with some positive perspectives on growing older or “Cracking On”
“Seriously good poetry…the fruit of long-life experience – brave writing, full of love and subversive wit and lyricism.” R V Bailey (re Cracking On)
‘Nothing mimsy about these poems by older women. Fierce, funny, disturbing and fairly vicious. Lovely’. Michele Hanson (re A Twist of Malice)
‘An A–Z of women poets whose formidable eye and instinct for pithy observation make this required reading for all ages but especially for the young-and-grumpy-in-heart.’ Penelope Shuttle (re Get Me Out of Here!)
This is a free event but we do need people to book in advance. Visit our website
or give us a call to book your free place: 0141 248 9969