Cherry Potts is a publisher/editor. fiction writer and teacher, event organiser, photographer, book designer, NLP master practitioner, life coach and trainer. She sings for fun.
Through Arachne Press she publishes fiction and non fiction and runs spoken word events and cross-arts workshops for writers at interesting venues. Always interested in new opportunites to perform, write or explore writing.
AND SOME NEWS: Kickstarter have given us one of their ‘projects we love’ badges. Isn’t that lovely!
Now then, back to business. Books. Of Course. But not just any books – these are Solstice books – obsessed with time, the turning of the earth, and the changing of the seasons. Stories and poems for the dark time of year.
Support our crowdfund for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Time and Tide by buying one of the previous anthologies:
2014 – Solstice Shorts: Sixteen stories about TIME
Ticketing an event that happens in four countries, seven towns and at different times of day and length of event, in a wild variety of venues… is quite a challenge. So we have decided to make all audience contributions voluntary, with a suggested £3 guide price. This won’t cover the costs, but it will help, and leave people enough cash to buy a book or three.
As part of the crowdfund you can buy yourself a ticket, or buy one for a stranger.
We have a straightforward £3 ticket for you, a pay it forward £3 ticket for a stranger, or a £6 supporter ticket which buys you a ticket, and buys a ticket for a stranger. When we get that far, we’ll ask you which venue your ticket is for.
Size UK 5 1/2. Decorated by shell enthusiast, author, and Time and Tide organiser (Hastings) Joan Taylor-Rowan, these shoes match the dazzling mermaid crown we posted about earlier – so if, like Cinderella your foot fits, you could get both! (I particularly like the seaglass on the right foot.) FRAGILE – for fancy dress parties and dressing up boxes only! These sandals have been worn, by Joan, at just such a party, so are priced extremely competitively.
I can’t stress how important it is that we get this crowdfund to fruition. Without 10% minimum match funding our Arts Council application will fail, and we wil be royally up the creek without paddle, sail or swan to pull us along.
We’ve tried to be imaginative and to tickle your fancy with our crowdfund rewards. Our organisers, in particular, have been very generous with their time and skills. Here’s another one!
Pledge for a Kevin Threlfall print, and support Time and Tide.
One of three unique prints on canvas by our cover artist (Weird Lies, With Paper for Feet, Erratics, Departures, Happy Ending Not Guaranteed) Kevin Threlfall, printed especially for us. 60x40cm. UK only as postage costs would be prohibitive elsewhere. If you are outside the UK and really really keen get in touch and we’ll work something out!
Poet and maker of hand-made books, Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press) made us a handmade 20 page (Incl cover) A5 notebook, into which many of our writers wrote their top writing tip or exercise. Handwritten, scanned and then printed by Jeremy in his own inimitable fashion. Classy, useful and unique!
There ARE only 3 left
Never be intimidated by a blank page again – we’ll have scrawled on it already! £20