Book launch for MAKEOVER by Laurie Bolger

15 February
Book launch for MAKEOVER by Laurie Bolger

Join us to celebrate the launch of Laurie Bolger’s Makeover alongside very special guests Laurie Ogden and Johnny Fluffypunk. Laurie will share some readings, we’ll hear about the stories behind her poems, and finish up with a Q&A session.

You can order a copy of the Makeover here.
Book your free ticket to the online launch (7pm UK time / Thursday 15 February) here.


From the book’s blurb:

Makeover is a book dripping with nostalgia, cigarette ash and sour cream dip. Lit by too-close TV screens and too-bright calorie counters, Bolger’s poems explore growing up, differing bodies and societal expectations.

Writing in praise of mums, nans and sisterhood, this is a work bursting with strength, anger, love and, ultimately, hope. In a celebration of girls shaped by swimming baths and Working Men’s Clubs, friendship and family, Makeover contends with what we inherit and what we ought to pass on.

‘Intimate, warm, and with teeth clenching wit, Bolger turns the domestic into an epic.’ ~ Joelle Taylor

‘Laurie Bolger’s writing is a best friend, a memory, a picnic, a hug and a punch. “I want to live without weighing things” is maybe my favourite line of poetry this year, and definitely my new life motto. Stunning.’ ~ Hollie McNish

Cover by Amy Louise Evans.

Event details

Date: 15 February 2024.
Time: 19:00
Adress: Zoom Webinar
Event Type: Book launch
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