Scores of Friends, Poetry lovers, academic and well-wishers gathered at the Grosvenor

Gallery, Manor Park on Saturday, February 29, 2020, for the launch of Joan French’s ‘Living The Shadow’ collection of short prose and poems.

Dubbed ‘A spirited engagement about the experience of aging, the launch was a powerful, intimate affair,

with those in attendance having a chance to participle in a conversation rap session and hear reading from the author herself and other guests.

We share some pictorial highlights from the occasion.