Poetry Pharmacy with William Sieghart – 7th October
Saturday 7th October, From 3pm
(Appointments £12 with a copy of the book)
William Sieghart brings his Poetry Pharmacy to L&R to mark Bookshop Day and the publication of the new anthology The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul. Make an appointment to be prescribed the perfect poem for your situation.
In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time.
Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all.
This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.
William Sieghart has had a distinguished career in publishing and the arts. He established the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 1992, and founded National Poetry Day in 1994. He is a former chairman of the Arts Council Lottery Panel, and current chairman of both the Somerset House Trust and Forward Thinking, a charity seeking peace in the Middle East and acceptance of British Muslims.
Please note there are very limited places for this, so do book early!
Date: October 07, 2017
Start time: 15:00
End time: 16:00
Venue: Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop
Phone: 020 7229 1010