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Big Book Weekend

William Sieghart – Poetry Pharmacy

Founder of the Forward Prize for Poetry, and instigator of National Poetry Day, William is bringing the balm for the soul that is his poetry pharmacy to Tetbury.

Sometimes only a poem will do. For countless people, the poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice from William Sieghart’s bestselling ‘Poetry Pharmacy’ have offered comfort, delight and inspiration; a space for reflection, and that precious realization – I’m not the only one who feels like this.

Stephen Fry described the book as ‘a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss’, and Jeanette Winterson says that she keeps her ‘copy with the brandy and aspirin’.

The Big Book Weekend is brought to the Goods Shed by the Yellow Lighted Book Shop and runs from Friday 3rd May through to Monday 6th May.  The full programme is available here:  https://www.yellow-lightedbookshop.co.uk/index.html


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