Wild Hope: in Conversation with Donna Ashworth - 14th January
We're thrilled to announce that we'll be joined this January at East Linton's Community Hall by poet Donna Ashworth, author of the Sunday Times bestseller I Wish I Knew.
Donna Ashworth will be joining us on Sunday, 14th January at 3.30 pm for a Q&A and readings from her new poetry collection Wild Hope: Healing Words to Find Light on Dark Days, followed by a book signing.
Purchase a copy of Wild Hope from Night Owl Books (RRP £12.99) for free entrance to the event (admits one) - while spaces last!
Please select 'local pick up' at the checkout if you would like to collect your copy from Night Owl Books, or we can post your copy to you.
Alternatively, you can select a 'ticket only' option (admits one) - with £5 redeemable against book purchases at the event, including other works by Donna Ashworth.
Event: 15:30 - 16:30, followed by signing.
East Linton Community Hall, 73 High Street, East Linton, EH40 3BQ.
About the book:
Wild Hope is Donna Ashworth's powerful new collection of wisdom to help us find hope, peace, self-acceptance and inspiration on the days we feel worn down, helpless or sad.
Written with love and understanding, Donna - who is also the bestselling author of I Wish I Knew - reminds us that amidst our daily struggles and constant outpourings of bad news we have so much to hope for, and that every one of us can play a part, big or small, in making the world a better place.
With poems such as 'Surrounded by Treasure', 'That Thing You Do', 'Through the Wringer' and 'Rope Ladder', Donna helps us to remember that most people in this world are good, and that acts of kindness and love within our individual spheres of influence, however small, all contribute to a better future. She also gently guides us, no matter how busy or overburdened we may be, to practice better self-care and self-acceptance. Hope exists when nothing else can.
On the darkest of days Wild Hope will help you find more light.
Hardback, 320 pages, published 26th September 2023.
About Donna Ashworth:
Donna lives in the hills of Scotland with her husband, her two sons, Brian & Dave (the dogs) and a bearded dragon named Benny. Donna started her social media accounts in 2018 in a bid to create a safe social space for women to come together and connect, but her love of all things wordy quickly became the focus, and a past love for poetry was reignited.
Donna’s first big viral hit came during the pandemic in 2020 with a poem called 'History Will Remember When the World Stopped', which was shared around the world and performed by Michael Sheen, Griff Rhys Jones and Vicky McClure as they honoured Welsh heroes.
Donna is the UK's no.1 bestselling selling poetry author. Now, with seven books and 1.2 million followers, Donna is delighted daily with her mission to shower the world with words and bring poetry back into focus. She says: ‘My head is a constant fizz of emotions, poetry and prose, so it's a delight to be able to release those bath-bombs into the world and watch the bubbles travel. I believe the right words, at the right time, hold so much power, can bring huge comfort and are vital in these troubled times.’
- I'd like to attend with a friend/partner and share a copy of the book- is it possible to get a ticket without the book?
No problem - please select the 'ticket only' option at the checkout, of which £5 will be redeemable against book purchases during the event.
- Will I be sent an e-ticket before the event?
Please note that we will have a guest list on the door on the night of the event, and you will not be sent an e-ticket for it - simply let us know your name/the name of the person who booked your ticket when you arrive, and we'll check you in!
A note on Covid precautions: if you feel unwell on the day, please err on the side of caution, and please take a lateral flow test before attending, if you can.