AN AWARD-WINNING Droitwich author will hold a special launch of her latest books at a ‘Live Lit’ charity evening.
Sarah Leavesley, a poet and fiction writer, will launch her new poetry pamphlet ‘How to Grow Matches’ and her new novella ‘Always Another Twist’ in a double celebration at Park’s Café in Victoria Square at 7pm on May 19.
The poetry pamphlet cerebrates strong women’s lives and voices and the novella features a young woman triumphing over adversity in a tale of lust, loss and love, betrayal and psychological intrigue.
The mum-of-two organised the free event in aid of St Paul’s Hostel in Worcester after working with the organisation’s creative group in poetry workshops.
Sarah grew up in Hagley and has lived in Droitwich for 15 years.
She is the author of four poetry collections, three poetry pamphlets, a touring poetry-play and two novellas, with poems published in various publications.
She also runs the local Poetry Society Worcestershire Stanza and was secretary of Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) for four years.
“I owe a lot to friends on the Worcestershire poetry and writing scene for their support over their years through various local writing groups, spoken word nights, Worcestershire Litfest, Worcester Cathedral Poets, DAN and as fellow authors.
“I also really enjoyed working with the creative group at St Paul’s Hostel.
“Rather than a typical book launch, I decided I wanted the event to be a general celebration of local and regional live lit, a thank you for support over the years, and to raise funds for an important local charity.”
The prize open mic is up to eight slots of two minutes maximum per person, anyone interested in one of these should sign up on the night with MC Charley Barnes.