Published January 31st, 2017
Anna Johnson, Editor
This anthology of poems and short stories was inspired by a writing competition Patrician Press ran in 2016.
The afterword was written by Ian Shaw who volunteered at the Calais Jungle for one year. Quotes were provided by George Szirtes and the Bishop of Barking. Robert McCrum kindly wrote the back cover review.
The collection is edited by Anna Johnson who has also written the introduction.
Donations from proceeds are being made to ‘Help Refugees’ and other refugee charities.
The book was launched at the Essex Book Festival in March 2017 at the Wivenhoe bookshop. Further events were held at Firstsite art gallery in Colchester and in Sheffield and Oxford.
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Anna Johnson is an editor, book artist and bag maker. After an English Degree, a PGCE and teaching in London secondary schools, she worked in children’s publishing, then took time out to have a family. She returned to academia to complete an MA in Book …Visit Anna Johnson, Editor‘s page
Penny Simpson is a novelist and short story writer. Her research draws on her background as a journalist, working with organisations such as the BBC and British Council, and her original training in fine art at Brighton Art College. Her publications include two novels and a collection of short stories.