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Disaffected Middle-aged Women

A book and a performance of poetry from halfway through life's journey.

About Disaffected Middle-aged Women

Submitted by Janine on 06 March 2018 at 10:28

Disaffected youth have long been the folk devils of society: feral, angry and disobedient; and simultaneously neglected, mistreated and alienated. The conservative establishment fears their rebelliousness crashing into its comfortable political world. 
But is there another demographic which that same establishment would be well-advised to fear? Enter the Disaffected Middle-aged Women. Underpaid, pushed around, stressed out - and fighting back!
Janine Booth’s new collection brings together forty-something poems from the midst of maturity. They tell life stories and cautionary tales. They invite you to look at well-known stories from a different point of view. They watch television, stroll along the river, listen to music, work night shifts and ponder life’s scars. They take on issues including climate change, overbearing advertising, terror attacks, violence against women, the Grenfell Tower fire and the rise of the right. 
Many of these poems rhyme, some don’t. Some are formal – including a sonnet, a villanelle and a sestina – but most have a rhythm and style of their own. 
Janine Booth writes to amuse, to provoke thought, and to cheer on important struggles. Now, with the Disaffected Middle-aged Women, she is raising an army – and entertaining the troops.

See the show! Disaffected Middle-aged Women

Submitted by Janine on 09 July 2018 at 11:21

Performances booked so far. Click for details - and keep checking back for updates!:

If you are interesting in booking Janine to perform Disaffected Middle-aged Women, email Janine.

CANCELLED: DMWs at Loose Muse Winchester

Submitted by Janine on 04 April 2018 at 21:30
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE ORGANISER'S ILLNESS (BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY!). Janine will appear at Loose Muse Winchester later this year.

Janine will be one of the featured performers at this monthly women writers' evening.

Venue: the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB

Entrance: £5