Join us to celebrate the launch of Small Press, the new poetry and experimental writing press that champions print poetry in Bristol!Arnolfini Bookshop6.30pmThursday 24th MayWine & poetryWe'll be celebrating the launch of Small Press and its first poetry chapbook, Thumping the Table of Mist by Ray Webber - a beautifully printed small collection that combines traditional letterpress techniques with modern digital printing.We'll also be paying tribute to Ray Webber, who passed away in November last year.Copies of Thumping the Table of Mist will be available on the night for £6 - and will be available from 25th May in Arnolfini Bookshop and directly from Tangent Books.Follow along on Instagram @smallpressbooksand on Twitter @smallpressbooks
Tangent Books is delighted to announce that we're publishing the second book by award-winning author Ira Rainey!
Ira's previous book Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon told the tale of his transformation from unfit forty-something to super fit ultrarunner.
"Far from being an elite athlete with superhuman running abilities like the ones he read about in books, Ira Rainey was an overweight and unfit slacker who felt a bit sorry for himself because he had sore feet. That was until a friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. It was to be an event that would push Ira to tackle his apathy towards life and take on the challenge of becoming an ultramarathon runner, pushing himself to go further than he had ever gone before."
His latest book Still Not Bionic: Adventures in Unremarkable Ultrarunning, focuses on the mental aspect of ultrarunning. It is an honest and moving look at how important mental state, support, and friendship are, not just to running long distances, but to life and happiness as a whole.
Still Not Bionic has been nominated for The 2017 Running Award, if you like what you read vote for Still Not Bionic here!
You can pre-order your copy now, and it'll arrive before Christmas!