Sunday, 29 November 2015

Nuala Fagan Not All Birdsong launch, Photographs



Nuala Fagan's Not All Birdsong launched at The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, on November the 18th 2015. I was honoured to introduce the event, where along with three carefully crafted readings from Nuala herself, we were joined by a trio of multiple award-wining poets - Gaia Holmes, Victoria Gatehouse, and John Foggin.  With thanks to Andy Smith for these photographs.
 
Nuala Fagan:
Keeping everything on course - editorial and technical maestro Bob Horne rallies the troops (L-R: Bob Horne, John Foggin, poets Joy Edwards and Ross Kightly): 



Introducing the event amid the beautiful ambience of The Blind Pig:

 


Many great poets were in the audience, including Puzzle Poets Live co-organizer Freda Davis - pictured here with Nuala, and an ominously positioned pint:
 
 
It was a great honour to host three wonderful guest poets 
 
 
 
 
2011 Ilkley Poetry Festival Competition winner, Ripponden's Victoria Gatehouse: 

 
 
 
 
 
Gaia Holmes, without whose writing workshops I would never have met Nuala, and the collection would not have been published: 
 


And Puzzle Poet compere John Foggin:
 



Nuala Fagan reads:

 
 
 
Bob Horne listens:
 
 
 
 
Basking in the glow of Nuala Fagan's poetry - with Bob Horne:
 
 
 
 
 
 Nuala Fagan - a joy to work with, a privilege to publish:









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