With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan Launch videos


Tour continues:

Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

Briar Roses

Jennifer A McGowan reads her take on Sleeping Beauty, Briar Roses at Oxford’s Albion Beatnik.

More like this at The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli 7pm on Wednesday 15th March and West Greenwich Library 7.30 16th March both events free!

coming up this wednesday The Story Sessions Retelling Tales

Join us at 7pm on wednesday 15th March at

The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE

for Retelling Tales – expect anything from myth and Cinderella to Frankenstein and Jane Eyre given a new coat of imagination.

Jennifer A McGowan reads a selection of myth inspired poetry from her new collection With Paper for Feet

here’s a sample (Jennifer reading Hecuba from Troy: Seven Voices at Lewisham Library)

 Liam Hogan I, Igor (Story)

Math Jones: Frejya (poem)

Zoe Brigley: Letter to Leda on Getting Married and My Last Rochester (poems)

LMA Bauman-Milner Glass & Blood (Story)

Neil Slevin A Gaelic Chieftan (poem)

Joy Howard: Melangell and the Hare, Olympus Inc, Living to Tell the Tale (Poems)

heres a sample (Joy reading Draco at Keats House)

Taster for The Story Sessions on 15th March

Here are a couple of videos – from headliner Jennifer A McGowan, reading Lot’s Wife Considers Reincarnation at our International Women’s Day event at Lewisham Library,

and Joy Howard reading Melangell and the Hare at the joint launch for Foraging and With Paper for Feet at Keats House

Joy can’t make it on Wednesday so her poems will be read by either our resident actor Annalie Wilson or Arachne editor Cherry Potts.

Join us at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE at 7pm on Wednesday 15th March, for these and more somewhat surprising retellings of old stories.


International Women’s Day at Lewisham Library – videos

Here are a couple of video’s of Jennifer A McGowan reading and discussing her poetry from With Paper for Feet at our International Women’s Day event at Lewisham Library

Introduction to her fascination with witches

and her take on the witches from Macbeth, The Weird Sisters on the Make

You can next catch Jennifer reading her work at Retelling Tales,  The Story Sessions, 7pm Wednesday 15th March, at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE

and 7.30 Thursday 16th March at West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN


Today! Celebrate International Women’s Day

A modest celebration, but nonetheless, our own.

join us tonight at 7pm at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG where Jennifer A McGowan will read from her new collection With Paper for Feet, and Arachne owner, Cherry Potts will read from our other recent Poetry collection, Joy Howard’s Foraging.

here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer

Jennifer reading Phantom Pains in which past lives catch up

Joy reading Red Frock, Green Frock, celebrating the joys (and otherwise) of siblings.

Tomorrow Lewisham Library: With Paper for Feet


Celebrate International Women’s Day with poetry like this, from Jennifer A McGowan‘s new collection, With Paper For Feet.

Join us at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street SE13 6LG at 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday 8th March, for poetry steeped in mythology and fairy tales, in which women step into the limelight and raise their voices.

International Women’s Day at Lewisham Library

We are celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March at 7pm with Jennifer A McGowan at Lewisham Library Lewisham High Street SE13 6LG. FREE!

Expect poems about women, especially those who speak up for themselves!

With Paper for Feet on Tour week 2

Here’s a poem from With Paper For Feet read by Jennifer A McGowan at Oxford on Friday at the lovely Albion Beatnik:

A Sort of Love Story

You can hear more from Jennifer at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG this Wednesday 8th March at 7pm, free entry, and refreshments laid on by the lovely library staff. It’s International Women’s Day, so expect a lot of poetry from a female perspective.

Tomorrow: North Kensington Library With Paper for Feet

Readings galore coming up.

Tonight in Oxford: With Paper for Feet author Jennifer A McGowan is at Albion Beatnik 7.30pm and tomorrow at North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove
North Kensington, London W11 1PZ at  2pm reading from the collection of myth based poems.

Here’s a sample from the launch: White Woman Walks Across China With Paper for Feet