The English River reading, East Coker

Virginia Astley will recite poems from her new book The English River accompanied by Florence Astley on the harp. Her first book-length collection, The English River combines both photographs and poems to paint a vivid picture of the river Thames … Read More

The English River reading, Sea Change Festival

Virginia Astley will recite poems from her new book The English River accompanied by Florence Astley on the harp. Her first book-length collection, The English River combines both photographs and poems to paint a vivid picture of the river Thames … Read More

The English River reading, Beaminster

Virginia Astley will recite poems from her new book The English River accompanied by Florence Astley on the harp. Her first book-length collection, The English River combines both photographs and poems to paint a vivid picture of the river Thames … Read More

New ‘English River’ Readings

Virginia has some new readings scheduled for 2019 in which she will recite poems from her book The English River. Her first book-length collection, The English River combines both photographs and poems to paint a vivid picture of the river … Read More

2018 In Review

Exploring a year of writing and performance 2018 proved to be a very busy year for Virginia Astley. It was a year which saw the publication of her book The English River, as well as a select number of performances … Read More

Virginia Astley at Rough Trade

Tales From The English River… With the publication of The English River, Virginia Astley has reached a milestone in a writing career that’s slowly evolved over recent years. It’s also a book that marks a personal journey that touches on … Read More

Virginia & Florence at Sevenoaks Literary Festival

A reminder that on 4th October – National Poetry Day – Virginia Astley will be performing with her daughter Florence at the Sevenoaks Literary Festival. Reading from her recent publication The English River, Virginia will be accompanied by Florence on … Read More

Virginia In Conversation at Rough Trade East.

Virginia will be appearing at Rough Trade East in London this August to discuss and read from her new book The English River. Virginia will be in conversation with poet Will Burns, who is also Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The … Read More

Literature Works Interview

Literature Works is a regional literature development agency which focusses on south west England. As part of the ongoing promotional work for The English River, Virginia recently spoke to them about the inspirations behind the book, the influence of Thomas … Read More

The English River: Caught By The River Review

Writer Richard King has penned a glowing review for The English River on the Caught By The River website. Author of How Soon Is Now? and the forthcoming Original Rockers. The Lark Ascending, Richard offers an intriguing combination of review … Read More

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