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Jane Aldous launches Let Out the Djinn

Saturday, Oct 12 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Jane Aldous
location: Bookshop

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Jane Aldous writes spell-binding poems about the nooks and crannies of history and myth, the crossing points of memory and imagination, where our lives happen.’ - CHRIS POWICI

We’re thrilled to be working with Arachne Press - terrific Lesbian owned, award winning micro publisher- for the launch of Let Out the Djinn by Edinburgh based poet Jane Aldous!

For Jane, poetry is all about listening, and she invites us to listen to the imagined worlds of hunter-gatherers, star-gazers, mythical beings, wild creatures, the living and the dead, and the real world of a gay woman growing up in the 70s. Let Out the Djinn explores themes of landscapes, archaeology and astronomy, and the relationship between time and space.

In this absorbing debut collection we are taken on a voyage that starts with a search for identity and goes on to speak movingly of love and loss.’ - JOY HOWARD

Jane Aldous has lived in Edinburgh for thirty years. In 2012, she won the Wigtown Poetry Competition (Main Prize), has had poems commended in The Baker Prize, the Manchester Writing for Children Poetry Prize, the Norman MacCaig Centenary Poetry Competition and Buzzwords Poetry Competition 2016. She’s had poems published in Northwords Now, Southlight, poetandgeek and The Eildon Tree.

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As ever we have 15 free tickets available for this event! These are intended to make the evening accesible to those who are unwaged/ on benefits/ might not otherwise be able to attend - If you can afford a £3 ticket please book one as this supports the bookshop and allows us to save free places for those who can’t, thanks!

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