So delighted to be in Paris reading poems, talking books and drinking coffee with the wonderful folks at Shakespeare and Co. It’s on Tuesday 15 March at 10am, there’s limited space, it’s going to be an amazing way to start your morning. Hope to see you there.

Join us for a morning of coffee and poetry with Ryan Van Winkle who will be reading from his recent collection The Good Dark, winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year 2015.

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The Good Dark is the place we go to remember. The Good Dark is the place we go to take account. In his atmospheric second collection, Ryan Van Winkle charts what is found when love is lost. A lyric voice that is both familiar and strangely different leads us through the shifting forests of memory and towards a grim acknowledgement of the need to get up, to be careful, to move. The Good Dark includes poems from Van Winkle’s acclaimed one-on-one poetry performance Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel (Edinburgh Fringe 2012) and cements his reputation as one of the most evocative poets writing today.

Less formal than our evening readings, coffee mornings are a chance for readers to chat with authors about their books and their craft. The café will be open as usual, with coffee and breakfast on sale throughout. We recommend you arrive early to try and get a seat as there is limited space.