Dyslexia, Design & Debut Poetry Collection
Local Poet Lucas Launches Pre-order Campaign
Hastings poet Lucas Howard has launched a crowdfunding campaign for his debut collection Of Few Words. A veteran performer and designer by trade, Lucas’ book combines his twin passions in a stunningly illustrated coffee table book. To fund this, a pre-order campaign has been set up with Margate-based publisher Whisky & Beards Publishing, with a target of £850.
Lucas has made huge contributions to the spoken word community over the last 15 years, from organising gigs like Hastings’ Slam Dunk to offering mentorship and networking opportunities to emerging artists, but poetry has also helped him on a more personal level. Poetry hasn’t come easily to Lucas, dealing with dyslexia and the related anxiety.“I have always found it impossible to read a whole page of a book without there being a visual element of some kind. When my brain sees a body of text, it just switches off. It’s my wish to make a book of poetry for people like me,” explains Lucas.
Pre-order packages planned range from £4.99 for the e-book to £100 for a private performance with Lucas.
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