On Saturday 4 July I read from my new poetry collection, A Model Archaeologist, 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 an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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
    Leonard

  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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