An Evening with Brian Bilston

Indulge your love of poetry and wordplay with bestselling poet and novelist Brian Bilston as he joins us to celebrate his latest collection Days Like These.

Days Like These contains a poem for every day of the year, each one inspired by an event associated with that day – from the invention of television to World Bee Day; from Ada Lovelace Day to the founding of the NHS; from the death of Agatha Christie to the beheading of Charles I. The collection includes poems that will take the blues out of Monday, flatten the Wednesday hump and amplify that Friday feeling, from January through to December!

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with over 200,000 followers on social media, he has become truly beloved by the online community.  Brian’s work has gained acclaim both online and off, with poetry collections including, You Took the Last Bus Home, Diary of a Somebody (which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the McKitterick Prize), Alexa, What Is There To Know About Love? and Fifty Ways to Score a Goal, a collection of poems  for children. Brian’s novel Diary of a Somebody was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

Join Brian here at Number 8 for an evening of wonderful wit, laughter, daft and joyful poetry, observations and chat. The event will conclude with a book signing with copies of Days Like These available to purchase from Coach House Books.

Thursday 1 December - 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 (plus £1 if booked online)

1hr + book signing