An Evening of Poetry with Gaia Holmes & Tom Weir

12 Dec 2018 - 7.00PM

Poetry to lighten up the Dark December days? Yes please!

Friends of Marsden Library and The Poetry Village are delighted to welcome two of our most acclaimed contemporary poets to Marsden as part of the Northern Writers series. Both Gaia Holmes and Tom Weir will be celebrating the launch of new titles at this festive event.

Gaia’s third collection of poetry transports us to the edge of things: to remote, treeless islands, to dark, unfathomable mines, to the gaping maw of grief. With frailty and ferocity, these poems map out the strange absences left in our lives when a rupture occurs – like the sudden appearance of a sinkhole – threatening to pull everything else down with it. Where the Road Runs Out is a powerful and intimate portrait of loss, isolation, and ultimately healing. Above all, it is a paean to the landscape, and the myths, magic and mysteries that lie just beneath the surface.

Gaia Holmes is a poet and lecturer in creative writing. She has previously made a living as a busker, a cleaner, a gallery attendant, an oral historian and a lollypop lady. In 2017, she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship and shortlisted for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in the various anthologies including Milestones, I Belong Here, The Book of Love and Loss and Seductive Harmonies.

Marsden Library, Marsden Mechanics Hall, Peel Street, Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6BW

7pm (for 7:30pm start) - 8:30pm

Wednesday 12th December 2018

FREE but we suggest a £2 donation to contribute to refreshments and room hire.

Books will be available to buy on the night, or you can buy them in advance online, or why not visit the nearest independent book shop, The Book Corner, Piece Hall Halifax. You can order by email to collect at your convenience.
The Book Corner, tel 01422 414443, email