Author, poet and songwriter Adrian May’s latest book, Boot Sale Harvest, describes a year of going to boot sales with a wide and witty range of musings and purchases. The book takes you on a seasonal journey round the fields of what Grayson Perry recently described as being like ‘a very casual museum’.
Join Adrian for a stroll around Colchester Car Boot Sale and buy an unexpected item of your choice. Select carefully as the item will be used as inspiration for your writing at a workshop with Adrian and fellow poet Elelia Ferro which will take place just down the road at Cuckoo Farm Studios.
About the book
Boot Sale Harvest describes a year of going to boot sales with author, poet and songwriter Adrian May. With an introduction by social historian Ken Worpole and a wide and witty range of musings and purchases, the book takes you on a seasonal journey round the fields of what Grayson Perry recently described as being like ‘a very casual museum’.
‘Delightfully engaging and suitably eclectic in style, Boot Sale Harvest is a welcome celebration of the wonders of rummaging, of seeking treasures on a Sunday morning. Generously warm in tone, this is a must-have book for all who love the joy of picking among the bric-a-brac. Glorious.’
– James Canton, Director of Wild Writing at the University of Essex, and author of The Oak Papers and Grounded.
… writer of songs, poems, non-fiction and speaker/ performer. Adrian May has a long career in folk music, has published six collections of poems and songs, a trilogy of books on creative writing and is an associate in the Centre for Creative Writing at Essex University. He is a member of Face Furniture, Potiphar’s Apprentices and other acoustic bands. He is old, and a folkie – but defiantly so.