And because I need some treats to look forward to, here is a yummy looking PEN event:
Date for your Diary…
Booking is now open for our Valentine’s event on February 12 when Jackie Kay, James Fenton, and Josephine Hart will be discussing the history of the love poem in ‘How do I Love Thee?’.
The love poem was once an indispensable weapon in the armoury of any young lover. Has the era of the Hallmark card made troubadours of us all or merely stripped the language of love of any artistry and true feeling? James Fenton, editor of The New Faber Book of Love Poems, and Jackie Kay, acclaimed poet and novelist, ask whether we can still be seduced by verse. Chaired by Josephine Hart, author of Damage.
Venue: Guardian Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Time: 7pm talk; 8:30pm drinks – please arrive promptly
Tickets: £5 members; £7.50 non-members
How to Book: www.englishpen.org/events; or call 020 7713 0023.
All tickets include a complimentary glass of wine after the talk, courtesy of Waitrose Wine
And my writing prompt for today is .... Why not...?