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The Republic of Motherhood: poetry from Liz Berry and Ann Gray FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

I crossed the border into the Republic of Motherhood                                                                              and found it a queendom, a wild queendom

Liz Berry will be reading from her new collection The Republic of Motherhood or, rather, singing the body electric, from the joy and anguish of becoming a new mother to the darkest hours and brightest days. She will also be reprising her earlier collection Black Country.

This pamphlet length work was this year’s Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem

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Liz is one of the best readers of poetry in the Midlands

Liz will be joined by Ann Gray, winner of the Smith/Doorstep pamphlet competition for I Wish I Had More Mothers.

Would having more mothers make the loss of one less painful?  Following her mother on her dementia journey, Ann Gray shows us that in the chaos there can also be tenderness, humour and love.

Admission: £3 including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk