Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Giveaway of a pdf of Bougainvillea Dancing

Before I took my wee blog break to visit my parents, I mentioned I would be doing a giveaway here and I haven't fogotten!

I'm giving away a pdf of my poetry pamphlet Bougainvillea Dancing plus a jpeg of the photo used on the cover. 

The giveaway is open until midnight GMT on 30 June 2014.
The giveaway is open to anyone in the world.

To enter the competition please:

a) leave a comment on this blog post, saying why you would like to read Bougainvillea Dancing

for additional entries please do any of the following:

b) tweet the link (and leave a comment (including your Twitter name) to let me know you've done that)
c) pin the link on Pinterest (and leave a comment (including your Pinterest profile) to let me know you've done that)
d) talk about this giveaway on your own blog (and leave me a comment to let me know you've done that)

(Feel free to mention the giveaway on Facebook too, but Facebook rules mean that I can't make publicity on Facebook a condition for getting an entry into a blog-hosted giveaway).

Names will be put into a woolly hat or other similar container and the winner's name will be drawn by Crafty Green Boyfriend by 7 July 2014. The winner will be announced on this blog and a link to the announcement will be posted on Twitter.

If lots of people enter there may be additional prizes. 

Please make sure you leave your email address or other way of contacting you in the comments. If I cannot contact you then the prize may pass on to someone else.

Good luck!

Background information

My first poetry pamphlet Bougainvillea Dancing, published 2002, raised money for charities working in Malawi. The original pamphlet is sold out now, but I was delighted that Chris Crittenden  reviewed it recently on Owl Who Laughs.

 Most of the poems in Bougainvillea Dancing focussed on Africa, but many of them were unrelated to that continent. I've just put together an updated version of this pamphlet, removing all the poems unrelated to Africa and adding in more poems on African topics, plus a couple of prose pieces and some photos.

Bougainvillea Dancing costs £5 to download as a pdf from Lulu or from the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. If you don't want to shop via Lulu or Etsy, you can buy the book directly from me and pay:

a) via Paypal
b) if you're in the UK, you can pay by cheque.

Please email me on juliet.m.wilsonATgmailDOTcom for details.

10% of proceeds from this publication will go to VSO for their work in Africa

VSO’s programme in Malawi concentrates on HIV and AIDS, health and social wellbeing, secure livelihoods (food security) and education in seven rural and remote districts. The districts were chosen due to their excessive poverty levels, high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, and low involvement of other international charities.


martine said...

Hi Juliet, I would love to win a copy of Bougainvillea Dancing, I so enjoyed Unthinkable Skies.

Caroline Gill said...

I read the review you linked to and was left in absolutely no doubt that I wanted to read this collection. I have great admiration for young people who take a gap year or two to immerse themselves in a totally different culture. I also love reading about the birds who pop up in your poems!

Kat Mortensen said...

I would love to have a copy of Bougainvillea Dancing because Juliet Wilson is one person who is so totally in tune with nature and this translates so well to her poetry. Her work is always an inspiration and restores my faith in the good side of this world.

Thanks Juliet! (retweeting too)

P.S. I've always puzzled over how to pronounce Bougainvillea.