We think it is very fitting to launch our latest title Hold Still, a wonderful novel set in the art world, in the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL.
Join us on Thursday 7 November at 7pm in the October Gallery to celebrate the launch of Hold Still.
Cherry Smyth has created an enthralling picture of what must have been a remarkable woman. How did a young girl, just seventeen when she met Jim Whistler, admittedly with beautiful red hair, and a vivid personality, inspire talented painters to create wonderful paintings such as: Whistler’s Symphony in White, No.1: The White Girl and Courbet’s La Belle Irlandaise?
Cherry will read two excerpts from Hold Still and afterwards you can ask her questions. Of course you can acquire your own copy of the novel and get it signed by the author.
Cherry Smyth has published three full poetry collections, most recently Test, Orange (Pindrop Press) and her poetry, short fiction and essays have been widely published. She has been awarded a Royal Literary Fellowship for 2014. Her work as an art critic, writing for Modern Painters, Art Monthly, Art Review and Circa, informs and shapes Hold Still, her first published novel.
You can, of course, bring along guests, there will be live music and drinks are served. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one or more places.
The October Gallery is within a few minutes’ walk of Holborn and Russell Square tube stations. A very clear and useful map is available from the October Gallery’s website.
For press inquiries or review copies please contact the publisher by email or phone 07792611929