Open Eye Gallery: Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

Open Eye Gallery: Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

Open Eye Gallery: Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Date(s): 19.10.23
Time(s): 18:00 - 20:00



Join us for the launch of Crow Dark Dawn, a new publication by David Greygoose.

Crow Dark Dawn completes the Brunt Boggart trilogy of wyrd-folk tales. The evening features extracts from all three books with film by First Take and NBE. All three books will be available to purchase during the evening.


David Greygoose: Crow Dark Dawn

In a city of wind-swept wharfs and winding alleyways, stagnant

canals and cold dank cellars, Crow Dark Dawn interweaves the

stories of Morrow, Ghresselle, Fenya and Binnory: vulnerable,

complex and cunning.


Longing and loneliness, hunger and disease live cheek by jowl

with dancing and revelry, fiddle-playing and puppetry – while

the haunting memory of a far-off village lingers on in the

ancient fable of a flower which bursts into flames, but never



Published by Hawkwood Books
Cover art Alice Lenkiewicz

“Beautiful stories and such evocative writing”
Paul Molloy, The Coral

“Step into a world of fantasy and imagination… be transported to another realm.”
Dana Gillespie, International Blues Diva


David Ward was born in Northampton. He is co-founder of The Windows Project, running creative writing workshops in community venues on Merseyside since 1976; and editor of Smoke magazine. He has toured to Singapore, Hong Kong and Harbin (Northern China) and broadcast on BBC TV and radio. Poems in over 200 magazines and anthologies, including Poetry Review, Abridged, Ambit and Poetry Wales.

Tracts and On the Edge of Rain (Headland).
Jambo (Riot Stories Ltd and Impact)
Inside Pale Eyes (Hawkwood)
Leechcraft (due Hawkwood 2024)

Visiting Writer-in-Residence Nanyang University, Singapore.
Honorary Fellow in Creative Writing, Liverpool Hope University.

Writing as David Greygoose:
folkloric tales Brunt Boggart (Hawkwood 2015; Pushkin 2018),
Mandrake Petals and Scattered Feathers (Hawkwood 2021),
Crow Dark Dawn (Hawkwood 2023).