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Surrender, book launch with Cathy Grindrod

Saturday, 2nd July, 2022    
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
St Martin's Church
St Martin's Road, Bilborough, NG8 3BH


Five Leaves Publications returns to poetry with our second book by Cathy Grindrod.

We will be launching Surrender in the beautiful setting of St Martin’s Church in Bilborough, where Cathy has been teaching writing – and which is also the setting for recently recovered and renewed murals by the Nottingham artist Evelyn Gibbs – http://www.stmartinshiddentreasures.org.uk/

Free, refreshments provided

You must register to attend this event through Eventbrite or by contacting Cathy Grindrod directly.

You can order a copy of Surrender for collection or mail order when you register, or you can order the book separately from our webshop.

The poems in Surrender approach life from the viewpoint of experience – as a daughter, parent, writer, and confused human. Cathy Grindrod explores how we connect and disconnect in the ‘Great Game’ of life – with the past, place, work, nature, the animal world and ultimately, with others – in an exploration of what it means to be human.

Surrender is about what we learn as we follow our own path through gain and loss: when to fight and when to surrender, and above all, how to be ourselves, how words and writing can be used for good, and how important it is to trust our own voices, to speak out for what we most believe in and to ensure we are heard.

Cathy Grindrod is a former Derbyshire Poet Laureate. At heart a poet, she took a break from poetry to write the libretto for an oratorio, More Glass Than Wall (nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Year award); a memoir; and three plays – Just CuckoosAlways in the Afternoon and Swing, all performed in the East Midlands. She has published two pamphlets and three full collections of poetry. Her last collection, The Sky Head On, was published by Shoestring Press twelve years ago, and she has come fully back to poetry with Surrender.

St Martin’s Church, St Martin’s Road, off Strelley Road, Bilborough NG8 3BH – car parking on site, 77 bus.