sibling (noun): ‘Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.’

Join Wordsmith_HQ for the launch of ‘adversaries/comrades’, a debut pamphlet from Gail Aldwin, published by Wordsmith_HQ. Written and submitted in response to their ‘Siblings’ competition last year, Gail’s poems explore the tenacity of siblings, from the games, jokes and confusions of childhood, to the rivalries and tensions of growing up.

Gail Aldwin is a Dorset-based writer of poetry and fiction, with work including Paisley Shirt, a short-fiction collection, and The String Games, a novel. Her writing has been performed at fringe festivals in the South West. She co-writes short plays and comedy sketches that have been staged in Bridport and Brighton. She was also the winner of the Bournemouth National Poetry Day competition 2016, with her work displayed and published across several mediums and platforms. adversaries/comrades is her first poetry pamphlet. Also joining Wordsmith_HQ at this event will be Magdalena Atkinson, who will delight guests with a musical performance.

Find them on Wednesday 27 March, 7-9pm, at Books Beyond Words

(25 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EZ)

More information and tickets available here.