About Cherry Potts

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.

Mamiaith Launch – Pictures

A quick touch-base on the launch while I edit the videos…

Thanks to everyone for reading and singing and helping and turning out on a wild and woolly night, we had a GREAT time.

Story Cities Editors talk about flash fiction at Greenwich Book Festival

Editors Rosamund Davies, Cherry Potts and Kam Rehal talk about what flash is all about and why we chose it for Story Cities, at Greenwich Book Festival.

Story Cities Editors discuss the publishing process

From first meeting through call out and chosing the stories, to collaborative working. if you’ve ever wondered what getting your book published is like this is for you – though whether it’s typical is another matter.

Rosamund Davies, Cherry Potts and Kam Rehal talk about working together on Story Cities.

Story Cities Editors discuss Design at Greenwich Book Festival

Kam Rehal talks about the ideas and process (including cutting up a toy belonging to his son!) behind the design of Story Cities.

Editors discuss Story Cities Concept at Greenwich Book Festival

Editing these video files has been a bit of a challenge!

Here is the first of the discussions from the Greenwich Book Festival, with editors Rosamund Davies, Kam Rehal and Cherry Potts talking about the concept behind Story Cities.

 

Time and Tide Shortlisted Poetry Films, and Songs

The last bit of the shortlisting for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019 Time and Tide is done.

Our singer/songwriters are

Kevan Taplin
Chip Wilson
Kathy Hopewell
Fiona and Gorwel Owen
Nicola Reed
John Chambers

We’ve got some really lovely material to choose from here.

Our poetry/film writer/directors are
Julie Laing
Philip Hewitson and Susan Cartwight-Smith

Musicians, if chosen, will perform at their closest venue, films may, potentially, be shown anywhere, provided we can work out the logistics.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for your patience.

The what how and why of Story Cities

At the launch of Story Cities, editors Rosamund Davies, Kam Rehal and Cherry Potts talk about the What, How and Why of bringing the book to fruition.

 

Intrigued? you can order a copy direct from us at our webshop

Fiction Shortlist for Time and Tide

Here we go!

the fiction shortlist for this years Solstice Shorts Festival ,Time and Tide is

(drum roll)

Barbara Renel
Cathy Lennon
CB Droege
Cindy George
Diana Powell
Elizabeth Hopkinson
Emily Bullock
Eoghan Hughes
Holland Magee
Juliet Humphreys
Kilmeny MacMichael
Linda McMullen
Maria Kyle
Matthew Keeley
Neil Lawrence
Paul Foy
Pauline Walker
Rob Walton
Roppotucha Greenberg
Sheila Lockhart

Congratulations everyone.

Mamiaith gets a mention and Jeremy travels

Actually a bit more than just a mention, on Poetry Book Society blog on Translation.

head over and see!

In other Wales related news, Jeremy Dixon is heading over the bridge a couple of times this month…

Queer Words with Queer Poets

  • LIGHTHOUSE – Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop (map)

spoken word with AR Crow, Jeremy Dixon + Freddie Alexander

 

and then

Thursday 15 August, 6.30-7.30pm
Arnolfini Bookshop, Bristol
reading from IN RETAIL, plus some new poems! FREE EVENT!

POETRY Shortlist for Time And Tide

Congratulations to shortlisted Poets:

Alison Lock
Angel Warwick
Carl Alexandersson
Christine Ritchie
Claire Booker
Elinor Brooks
Eliot Hudson
Emma Lee
Holly Blades
Iain Jaeger
Ian Macartney
Ivonne Piper
Jane Aldous
Jenny Mitchell
Jn Nucifera
Jo Gale
John Richardson
Joy Howard
Julie Laing
Juliette Sebock
Kate Foley
Laura Potts
Lizzie Parker
Lynn White
Mandy Macdonald
Math Jones
Melissa Davies
Michelle Penn
Ness Owen
Nick Westerman
Olivia Dawson
Reshma Ruia
Sara Elgerot
Sarah Tait
Savanna Evans
Simon Whitfield
Steven Jackson
Terry Conway
Thomas Osatchoff
Thomas Tyrrell
Valerie Bence
Vivien Jones

It’s still quite a long list! but we do have several sites to accommodate. If you sent more than one poem we will be in touch individually to let you know which has been shortlisted.

We are still working on the stories, and hope to have them shortlisted by the weekend.

The next stage is for the individual organisers to choose which pieces they want performed at their site, across 4 countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Portugal.