Long-time resident of Highgate, Frances Galleymore was a professional writer all her adult life, producing novels, short stories, television scripts, screenplays and, from 2006, poetry.
In September this year, two years after her death in June 2017, she will be in print again, as a pamphlet of some of her work is published by Poetry Salzburg under the title Travelling Light, the poems selected and edited by fellow poets Isabel Galleymore – Frances’s niece – and Fred Beake.
To celebrate this occasion, a launch will be held at the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town on Saturday October 12th, between 6-8pm. Copies of the collection will be on sale, and there will be readings by Isabel, Fred and other poets of note. Frances was a member of Highgate Poets until leaving London in 2013; another Highgate Poet, Norbert Hirschhorn, describes how, with Travelling Light, “Frances … takes us by the hand through the thickets and ambushes of life with a tender lyricism, magical, sometimes even funny.”
Robert Peake declares that “In the brief time we are given, one could do far worse than to journey so lightly, yet so keenly aware, as she has done throughout these poems.”
Admission to the event is free.
All details of the event can be found here.