Here are two of the latest reviews for Heather Wastie’s Don’t Oil The Hinges:
“I’m enjoying Don’t Oil the Hinges enormously… I love the way Heather weaves introductions into the book, I’ve never seen this done before and it creates a lovely, intimate reading experience.”
Nancy Campbell, Canal Laureate
“You can’t help but warm to Heather Wastie’s enthusiasm, creativity, and zest in putting poetry at the heart of a community.”
Greg Freeman (Write Out Loud)
Heather Wastie’s marvellous journey during her year as Worcestershire Poet Laureate is recorded in these packed pages. Enjoy reading about everything from creaking doors to Tweets, and ‘Our Spake’. Launching at Park’s Cafe, 4 Victoria Square, Droitwich WR9 8DS Saturday 15 September, doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start, come along and enjoy an evening of poetry and music. Get your copy signed by Heather.
The Archers actor, Sunny Ormonde (who performs one of Heather’s poems as part of her excellent one-woman show) said:
“Needing a poem about local life for my show at Bewdley Festival I discovered Heather’s wonderfully funny poems on line. Immediately smitten, I contacted her and was over the moon when she kindly offered to write a special poem for the show and Dad was a fan of The Archers was born. Nothing could have been more perfect—it was a huge hit and continues to be so.
“Don’t Oil The Hinges is a delightful collection of poems—a pot pourri of Worcestershire life and experiences. Joyful, funny, touching, informative and vibrant. Heather is one of the finest poets around.”
Poet, singer/songwriter, keyboard/accordion player, actor, humourist and facilitator Heather Wastie was born in Cradley Heath and grew up in the Black Country. In 2006 she moved to Kidderminster where in 2013 she was Writer in Residence at the Museum of Carpet. In 2015, the year of publication of her book, ‘Weaving Yarns’ she was appointed Worcestershire Poet Laureate.