AS IF I CARED - Poems and other Parts of a Life Online Book Launch Monday 7th December 2020 CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO WATCH BACK ONLINE

DAMIAN GORMAN, who was resident artist at the Playhouse for almost a year, launches his new book, coming out with local community and peacebuilding organisation The Junction.

AS IF I CARED - Poems and other Parts of a Life is the first comprehensive selection of his best-known poems, and also contains passages of memoir touching on a young man's growing up in the late 70s and 80s.

Renowned for his readings, both live and filmed, Damian has tried to carry the energy of a live reading into book-form here. And on this evening in The Playhouse - where his performance of "ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN" premiered in September - will livestream an online reading to launch the book as part of our ongoing digital programme of events.

Described as "a great book for these times, and a superb gift for Christmas", AS IF I CARED is available in Little Acorns Bookstore from December 7th, and can also be ordered directly from the Junction by emailing


This event was broadcast here at and across our social channels @PlayhouseDerry.


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