issue 7 of the purple breakfast review - launch event, 22nd february 2019

For almost as long as its been running, Wordsmith_HQ has published great writers and poets in The Purple Breakfast Review. For the launch event in February, we brought together the fabulous contributors to Issue 7, ‘Waiting’, along with their families, friends, and the local writing community. We had a blast hearing them read their pieces aloud! We also enjoyed the wine and nibbles, too!


On Friday 22nd February, we launched Issue 7 of    The Purple Breakfast Review   , themed on ‘Waiting’.

On Friday 22nd February, we launched Issue 7 of The Purple Breakfast Review, themed on ‘Waiting’.

Sophie welcomed our guests and writers to the launch event, held at Loughborough University.

Sophie welcomed our guests and writers to the launch event, held at Loughborough University.

Amy Hartley read her published piece, ‘Our Eternity’, to a captivated audience.

Amy Hartley read her published piece, ‘Our Eternity’, to a captivated audience.

Our guests were happy to welcome Rupert to the stage and thank Amy for her reading.

Our guests were happy to welcome Rupert to the stage and thank Amy for her reading.

Rupert Ibbotson read his poem, ‘Common Line Etiquette’, for our audience.

Rupert Ibbotson read his poem, ‘Common Line Etiquette’, for our audience.

We welcomed Sarah Standage from Winchester to our launch evening to read her published poem, ‘Death Says’.

We welcomed Sarah Standage from Winchester to our launch evening to read her published poem, ‘Death Says’.

Kristina Gavran, a PhD student in Storytelling at Loughborough University, read her published poem, ‘Waiting’. We love how Kristina chose to sit down and own the space for her reading!

Kristina Gavran, a PhD student in Storytelling at Loughborough University, read her published poem, ‘Waiting’. We love how Kristina chose to sit down and own the space for her reading!

Sarah shared her second piece of fiction, in which her 11-year-old character accidentally kills her neighbour’s hamster!

Sarah shared her second piece of fiction, in which her 11-year-old character accidentally kills her neighbour’s hamster!

Uh oh! Rupert’s poem is split across our publication… luckily enough, he had it printed (double-sided) on a piece of paper! Very well prepared!

Uh oh! Rupert’s poem is split across our publication… luckily enough, he had it printed (double-sided) on a piece of paper! Very well prepared!

Hayley Sleigh (also published in  Issue 6 ) was back again in Issue 7 with her piece of fiction ‘Moustache’. She read this and her recent  Dear Damsels  publication for our guests.

Hayley Sleigh (also published in Issue 6) was back again in Issue 7 with her piece of fiction ‘Moustache’. She read this and her recent Dear Damsels publication for our guests.

Next, we welcomed Chair of  Nottingham Writers’ Studio , Sarah Hindmarsh, to read not one, not two but THREE pieces published in this issue!

Next, we welcomed Chair of Nottingham Writers’ Studio, Sarah Hindmarsh, to read not one, not two but THREE pieces published in this issue!

Last, but not least, we welcome Clare Stevens who reads her piece of fiction ‘The Longest Night’ and jokes that her story is probably the longest of the night, too!  Clare is launching her debut novel later this month, too - details on the  book launches  section of our website!

Last, but not least, we welcome Clare Stevens who reads her piece of fiction ‘The Longest Night’ and jokes that her story is probably the longest of the night, too!

Clare is launching her debut novel later this month, too - details on the book launches section of our website!

We ended the launch with a group picture of our seven published writers that were able to be here to read and to celebrate this momentous occasion with us!  From left to right: Sarah, Clare, Hayley, Sarah H, Rupert, Amy and Kristina.  With thanks to our other 16 writers published in this issue and all those who attended, supported, worked on and have purchased this issue.

We ended the launch with a group picture of our seven published writers that were able to be here to read and to celebrate this momentous occasion with us!

From left to right: Sarah, Clare, Hayley, Sarah H, Rupert, Amy and Kristina.

With thanks to our other 16 writers published in this issue and all those who attended, supported, worked on and have purchased this issue.