Amanda Bonnick would be thrilled to see you join her for the launch of ‘Solace in the Silence’ a celebration of her year as Poet in Residence at Worcester Cathedral. Amanda says ‘The launch will take place in the magnificent and atmospheric Undercroft at the Cathedral, with 10 actors voicing the two main series of poems in the book (Philip Leach, Philip Ward, Susan Davidson, Leah Adkins, Alan Davidson, Ruth Stacey, Jenny Hope, Steve Quick , Matthew Brockington and myself). I cannot wait to experience this event and would love to share it with you!’
The doors will open for sales at 6.30pm Tuesday 9 November 2021 with the event starting at 7pm – a delightful mix of poetry and prose written during her time as Poet in Residence at Worcester Cathedral.
The event will take place as a live event in the Undercroft at Worcester Cathedral and also online – the online link will appear here on the day or you may apply for it by clicking here.
Amanda Bonnick’s unusual, uplifting and imaginative collection of sixty poems, in a diary covering mid-2019 to Easter 2021, is the outcome of her period as Poet in Residence at Worcester Cathedral. It is a highly personal reflection on her experiences during that time, a ‘pilgrimage’.
The poems cover her profound faith, her interviews with the groups making up the Cathedral community…and her love for the building itself, which she describes as ‘a place of solace and refuge and beauty’. They tell their stories straightforwardly, without self-indulgence or overstatement, and relate not only to the Bible but to today’s everyday life…
Details to pre-order the book will appear here in due course.