december, 2021

05dec7:30 pm9:00 pmBook Launch: I'm Hans Christian Andersen by Rachel Rose Reid


Event Details

On 5 December, join Rachel Rose Reid [host of Sofa Story Club] and her special guests to celebrate Burning Eye Books’ publication of I’m Hans Christian Andersen, her grown up fairy tale which strips the sugarcoat from the famous teller of fairy tales, and grapples with our own love affairs with happily ever after. With tender humour, Reid weaves together themes of hope, heartbreak, and the possibility of making beautiful stories from our broken pieces. Book Launch guest performers include storytellers Mara Menzies and Sally Pomme Clayton, musicians Cynefin and Gecko, with more to be announced soon!

On the radio they said that Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Little Mermaid whilst he was avoiding the wedding of the person he loved. I thought ‘that doesn’t sound like a story that involves singing lobsters.’ So I picked a book from my shelf, I sat down at the table, and I began to read. And as I read the stories, I remembered where I first heard them. You know how that is? You open one memory and a thousand more pour out.’ 

‘Rachel Rose Reid is an entrancing, extraordinary storyteller and artist. This book is filled with a love for the art of weaving magic threads and spinning words like gold.

I’m Hans Christian Andersen is mesmerising, nourishing and good for your heart and soul.’ – Salena Godden, Mrs Death Misses Death


(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm





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