Win the only complete, hand-written copy of ‘Bugs’, Antony Dunn’s third collection of poems

Win the only complete, hand-written copy of ‘Bugs’, Antony Dunn’s third collection of poems 

 

 

Antony has written, in his own fair hand, a complete and unique copy of his third collection of poems, Bugs, in a classic black Moleskine sketchbook, using a series of .38mm black Muji gel-pens. It will also contain one or two new poems, which are not included in the printed version of Bugs

 

The hand-written copy of Bugs will be auctioned both online and ‘live’ on Fri 9 Oct at Friargate Theatre, York. It will be signed, dated and dedicated to the winning bidder. 

 

The auction is being held to raise funds for Riding Lights Theatre Company, where Antony worked as Marketing Manager from 1997 – 2007, and which will receive every penny of the winner’s payment. 

 

The money will contribute to Riding Lights’ The Sky’s The Limit fundraising campaign, designed to establish a production fund over and above the regular income which it needs to keep its doors open. More details can be found at www.ridinglights.org/stl 

We know that many people will want to bid on this item, even if they can’t attend the book launch in person. We have therefore put the book onto eBay so that it is possible to enter your bid whether you’re in York or Yemen. To make things even more exciting, the eBay auction will close during the book launch at Friargate and all live bids will be put onto eBay so that as the closing time approaches you can still have a chance of winning. Just follow this link to the eBay page: 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH THE EBAY PAGE SUGGESTS THAT THE AUCTION WILL END ON 10 OCTOBER, IT WILL ACTUALLY END AT 8.30pm BRITISH SUMMER TIME ON FRIDAY 9th OCTOBER, WITH THE WINNER BEING THE HIGHEST CURRENT BIDDER AT THAT TIME.

The ‘live’ auctioneer here at Friargate will be poet and founder member of Riding Lights, Nigel Forde.

Please note: the reserve price is £100. 

 

You are also very welcome to come along to the launch at which Antony will read from Bugs for around half an hour, and will be available to sign ordinary copies of the book, which will be on sale for £9.00. The bar will be open throughout, and you’re warmly invited to stay around for as long as you like. 

 

Fri 9 Oct, 7.30pm
Friargate Theatre, York
Lower Friargate, YO1 9SL
Box Office 01904 613000
Admission is FREE, but please ring to reserve your seats 

 

The event at Friargate Theatre is one of four readings to mark the publication of Bugs (Carcanet OxfordPoets):
Mon 5 Oct – London, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Fri 9 Oct – York, Friargate Theatre
Fri 16 Oct – Leeds, Yorkshire Dance
Wed 21 Oct – Oxford, Blackwells Bookshop 

 

Full tour details are available at
www.antonydunn.org

www.ridinglights.org/stl

www.justgiving.com/riding-lights