FORAY, BORDER REIVER WOMEN
Foray, Border Reiver Women had a main Launch, and several other reading events across the Northern Region. These included the Durham Book Festival where Pippa shared a platform with the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Events also took place at Bellingham Heritage Centre where fiddler Rachel Pearson joined Pippa on the platform; The Poetry Library at Morpeth; the WORDplay Festival at Whitley Bay; and the Literary & Philosophical Society in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Launch, however, took place at the South Shields Main Library theatre where supporting entertainment was provided by Northumbrian piper Ann Sessoms, and Val McLane who sang Northumbrian ballads. The readings and music were performed against a changing cinema-screen backdrop of Northumberland landscapes by artist Christina Mingard. At the end Pippa was presented with a framed cover picture of her book.