ALL THAT LIVES, CSI:POETRY OF SEX, DEATH AND PATHOLOGY, NOW ON KINDLE! find it here http://bit.ly/ATLivesUK in UK, and here http://bit.ly/ATLivesUS in the US. POETRY COLLECTION ‘ALL THAT LIVES’ (paperback Red Squirrel Press), has won several awards and prizes, fab reviews.
My related acclaimed SLICING THE BRAIN animated poetry installation: 'Almost unbearably moving', The Lancet. 'heartfelt without seeming overly sentimental...witty without being irreverent' The Economist, exhibited in London, Newcastle, Berlin and now Swansea, of animated poetry from ALL THAT LIVES, is now on youtube for viewing. Please set to full screen and use the highest viewing resolution to get sharp text. http://bit.ly/STBrain
ON TOUR: Readings all over UK, Ireland, New York, Egypt... soon at
in May... IRON PRESS 40th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL, CULLERCOATS, events on 16th & 18th. Also, BEESTON POETS, BEESTON LIBRARY, NOTTS, 24th May, with Char March, as OPHELIA'S SISTAS as we return to Notts after our wonderful reception at Southwell Poetry Festival.
in June... 4th, Hartlepool Library, for Crime Fiction Month, reading from/talking about THE ROTTING SPOT skulduggery, CSI Poetry ALL THAT LIVES, and giving a sneak peek at forthcoming crime sequel, THE OPERATOR!
23rd, POETRY PERFORMANCE with AFTERNOON TEA at Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford, 5pm, with Carcanet poet Jenny Lewis.
Watch this space or contact Valerie for press release or to book a reading. Book available from bookshops, readings, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.redsquirrelpress.com
LYDIA BENNET’S OUT & ABOUT! 'Lydia Bennet's Blog: the real story of Pride & Prejudice', Valerie's eleventh book and first indie ebook, a comedy Adult/New Adult Austen inversion, told by the shameless modern teenage voice of Lydia Bennet herself. She’s Adrian Mole in a bonnet! 98p from http://amzn.to/LydBBUK and $1.55 http://amzn.to/LBBUS also from Amazon.fr and Amazon.de. Lydia is currently on a blog tour with Valerie trying to keep her in check... see Facebook, Twitter etc for links as they come up.
CSI:POETRY ON TOUR. LATEST POETRY COLLECTION ‘ALL THAT LIVES’ (Red Squirrel Press), poetry of sex, death and pathology, has won several awards and prizes, fab reviews. Readings all over UK, Ireland, New York, Egypt...
Readings include: Morden Tower Benefit, Bridge, Newcastle: CB1, Cambridge: Poetry Cafe, Betterton St, London. CSI:Poetry at Middlesbrough Festival: Southwell Festival & Ted Hughes Festival with Char March as 'Ophelia's Sistas' More to come inc Cheltenham Poetry Festival, April 2013.(Previously at Wantage Betjeman Festival, Wantage: Literary Lunch on the brain, Lit and Phil Newcastle: Durham Book Festival, with Linda Gillard: Cornelia St Cafe, New York: Winter Book Festival, Newcastle Central Library: Limerick Cuisle, Ireland.)
RELATED POETRYFILM INSTALLATION 'SLICING THE BRAIN' in Berlin, London, Newcastle... Screened at Zebra International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, October 2012, fresh from acclaimed exhibition in 'Coming of Age: the Art and Science of Ageing', at GVArt, London & at Great North Museum, Newcastle. The AV poems are shown on a 50"screen with recorded sound. One of the poems forms a sequence which echoes the process of dementia, dwindling away, changing form and meaning. Rave reviews from The Lancet, the Economist et al.
LATEST RESIDENCY: Valerie is Writer in Residence at Dilston Physic Garden, Northumberland, where she will create site-specific poetry and lead workshops in this beautiful herb garden, rich in ancient myths and modern science. Visit www.dilstonphysicgarden.com
Valerie also has current Residencies at Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, and at Gordon Museum of Pathology, London.
CRIME ON KINDLE! Valerie's crime novel, The Rotting Spot(A Bruce and Bennett Mystery) 99p http://amzn.to/RotSpot and $1.55 at http://amzn.to/RotSpotUS as well as in paperback.
'a fresh and talented new voice in crime-writing,' Ann Cleeves. 'a darkly intriguing debut,' Val McDermid.
'...opens with a bang...a suspenseful story with graphic extracts from the Skull Hunter's Blog...Laws brings her locations vibrantly to life.' Time Out
BOOK LINK: CHANGING AGE, CHANGING MINDS published by Valerie's Residency at Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health, challenging attitudes to ageing, from university webstore on http://www.ncl.ac.uk/iah/ageing/publications.htm
VALERIE'S LATEST STAGE PLAY: THE MAN AND THE DONKEY: today South Shields, tomorrow Australia?!
First World War heroism, action, and friendship at Gallipolli, linking Australia and north east England, through the story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick, born in South Shields, still Australia's most loved war hero, who saved countless lives and took none. This play's got battles, controversy, comedy, tragedy and donkeys! Went down a storm at Customs House South Shields, hope one day it reaches Australia!
RANDOM POETRY ON BBC2 TV! One of Valerie's public art/science/ new forms of poetry projects.
Valerie featured in WHY POETRY MATTERS, a documentary by Griff Rhys Jones, activating a new random haiku in Hackney Lido, on inflatable beach balls. She is keen to try this on a bigger, oceanic even, scale. Valerie specialises in public art/science/poetry projects and commissions, site-specific, using new forms of moving, changing, visual poetry in which form fits meaning and location. (see Quantum Sheep). This haiku was also activated live at Royal Festival Hall, London.
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