Paolozzi in the pulpit

What would Paolozzi have said?
I was somewhat bemused to find a flyer for my book, 
Paolozzi Revealed stuck on the pulpit in our local church.
Well, there happens to be a good, if convoluted, explanation.
A group of us known as Font of Art artists exhibit in St Saviours church as part of Forth Valley Open Studios.  Traditionally, I have used the pulpit to show video but this year I ran out of time what with other commitments.
So I was somewhat intrigued to go into the church this afternoon to look at the current exhibition and find a flyer for my book attached to the pulpit.
It’s as if I am still there ….in spirit at least.
The official book launch takes place next week on June 19 and it is being hosted by &Collective, a new contemporary art gallery in Bridge of Allan.
Today they sent out invitations and now I am adding my own personal list. It’s a bit like going through your Christmas card address book: who get an invite and who doesn’t.
Gone are the days of glitzy publishing launches unless you are a very well known and established writer, and I am not.
In this new era of niche publishing and print on demand a lot of work is now left to the writer and that includes organising a launch.
So I am more than grateful for the  &Collective gallery offering to do this for me.
Paolozzi Reviealed, by Ann Shaw published by Kennedy & Boyd, price £12.99 is available on Amazon.

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