Chapbook Release Day! – ‘Keepsakes of Hope and Despair’ by Lauren M. Hancock

I am excited to announce the release of my first chapbook today, ‘Keepsakes of Hope and Despair’, published by Ginninderra Press, in the Picaro Poets series. Many thanks to series editor, Brenda Eldridge, and publisher Stephen Matthews OAM for giving me this wonderful opportunity to have my work made available in print. I am very grateful to have had my work accepted by Ginninderra Press.

This is my second publication. My first book ‘Our Whimsical World: Illustrated Stories’ was self-published in 2019.

I wrote my chapbook ‘Keepsakes of Hope and Despair’ during a lengthly COVID-lockdown last year, and it was a cathartic experience for me to deal with some often painful, but also some hopeful memories and experiences of my past while in this lockdown.

It was a means of expelling and coming to terms with some things that had been lingering in the back of my mind for some years.

‘Keepsakes of Hope and Despair’ is available for purchase at Ginninderra Press to Australian residents only. International copies can be purchased through me personally.


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