On Saturday 4 July I read from my new poetry collection, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing and from my online store Meandi Books) at the second of my summer promotional events this year. Check out my photos from the night here on my Google+ album.

Setting up

Setting up

I was lucky to have great weather, which made for fun readings in the beer garden. All in all I did 4 rounds of readings to an audience of 20 friends and a further 20+ people in the pub, alongside fellow poet Mark Kamara. I sold 15 copies and managed not to fluff my lines,

despite drinking gin and tonics throughout the evening! By the end of the night, I managed to lose my voice…a sign of a job well done!

Third round of readings later in the night.

Third round of readings later in the night.


About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.wordpress.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

4 responses »

  1. Michael Collins says:

    Interesting stuff; thanks for sharing!

  2. Leonard R says:

    Congratulations on your success. Knew you could do it! Good to know it was worth it in the end. Keep well
    Best Regards

  3. Thanks! Really good feeling to reach an audience who don’t normally engage with poetry! 🙂

  4. Mark Kamara says:

    I’m so proud we did it! thanks for inviting me to co-star with you and Robert it was a wonderful moment and hope we can perform again at some point in the future maybe Robert, himself one day? who knows! with love and gratitude from loyal fan and new friend MARK KAMARA XX

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