On Saturday 4 July I read from my new poetry collection, A Model Archaeologist (back issues available from online store Meandi Books) at the second of my summer promotional events this year. 

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 novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). 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 and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

6 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

  5. Mark Kamara says:

    Mark Kamara wishing all the best in the world. Thanks for that opportunity I’m still in publishing, performing, writing and gigging in 2018 and beyond! with love Markxx

  6. Mark Kamara says:

    Thank you for the memories we made as artists of our trade. It was a pleasure and I’m still doing what doing since that moment on. With love Mark Kamara xxx!

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