GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL
Venue: The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH
Date: Monday 4th October 2021 Time: 19.00 - 20.00
Price: Full price £10.00, Students/Job Seekers £9
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When Covid-19 swept across the world, it took everyone by surprise. Debilitating illness, unprecedented lockdowns and tragic deaths soon followed. Poet Alwyn Marriage caught the disease early on and this is where her moving collection of poems begins. In real time she tracked the course of her illness and recovery, the death of her brother and the gradual dawning of new hope. Above all, she asks what we have learnt from this pandemic, and whether the world will ever be the same again. This is poetry that grips you, may make you cry, but will also warm your heart.
Biography: Alwyn Marriage, is an acclaimed poet, writer and lecturer, who gives poetry readings all over Britain and abroad. She is also a Research Fellow in the School of English and Languages of the University of Surrey.