Cherry Potts

Cherry Potts is the author of two collections of short stories: Mosaic of Air, (republished by Arachne Press in 2013, and Tales Told Before Cockcrow (currently out of print); a photographic diary of a community opera The Blackheath Onegin, and a fantasy novel, The Dowry Blade (Arachne Press 2016). Cherry has also had several stories in anthologies (including Arachne Press publications), magazines and online.  She is currently working on her next collection, a science fiction novel, and a timeslip-young-adult kinda thing.

Cherry is the Director of Arachne Press, for whom she is (c0)editor of London Lies, Lovers’  Lies, (award-winning) Weird Lies, Stations, Solstice Shorts, sixteen stories about time, Liberty Tales, Shortest Day, Longest Night, and poetry anthology The Other Side of Sleep

Interview with Andrew Blackman about setting up Arachne Press

Cherry runs workshops for writers and teaches creative writing as a visiting lecturer at City University, London.
Cherry also runs the occasional live literature event The Story Sessions in venues in South East London; and the annual short story and music festival Solstice Shorts.

Cherry’s stories in Arachne anthologies are:

Liberty Tales: Knitting for Demons
Shortest Day, Longest Night: The Midwinter Wife
The Midwinter wife read at Solstice Shorts 2015: Longest Night
London Lies, Leaving
Cherry Potts Leaving clip
Stations, A Place of Departures set in Rotherhithe


Lovers’ Lies, Mirror

Cherry’s personal website can be found here

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  2. Pingback: London Lies Readings at Clapham Books | Arachne Press

  3. Pingback: Stations Reading at Canvas and Cream | Arachne Press

  4. Pingback: Final December reading booked for Stations – Honor Oak Park | Arachne Press

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  13. Pingback: LGBT History Month reading: Ealing Library | Arachne Press

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  18. Pingback: Deptford Lounge LGBT evening – the video | Arachne Press

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  21. Pingback: Wood Green reading | Arachne Press

  22. Pingback: CityRead Harrow, Gayton Library, 30th April | Arachne Press

  23. Pingback: CityReads: Stations at Coulsdon Library | Arachne Press

  24. Pingback: Writing on the Move | Arachne Press

  25. Pingback: Writing on the Move Writing Workshop | Arachne Press

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  29. Pingback: Arachne Authors talk about the writers who influence and inspire them | Arachne Press

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  50. Pingback: Weird Lies Fantasy reading at Misty Moon | Arachne Press

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  52. Pingback: December Story Sessions: Solstice tales | Arachne Press

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  55. Pingback: Festive video from the Story Sessions | Arachne Press

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  61. Pingback: The Story Sessions: Feminist Fables and Folk Tales for International Women’s Day | Arachne Press

  62. Pingback: The Story Sessions: Feminist Fables and Folk Tales for International Women’s Day | Arachne Press

  63. Pingback: The Story Sessions are back! | Arachne Press

  64. Pingback: Other Worlds at Misty Moon | Arachne Press

  65. Pingback: Story Sessions – May 2014 – Technician’s Tales – Video | Arachne Press

  66. Pingback: Devilskein & Dearlove Trailer Goes Live | Arachne Press

  67. Pingback: Video from Other Worlds – the Real McCoy | Arachne Press

  68. Pingback: LonCon 3 – Cherry Potts on Panels | Arachne Press

  69. Pingback: Solstice Shorts Fesival – Update | Arachne Press

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  71. Pingback: Solstice Shorts Crowd Funding Rewards – Your story professionally edited | Arachne Press

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  73. Pingback: Launching the Other Side of Sleep – Time Travel | Arachne Press

  74. Pingback: Launching The Other Side of Sleep: Title Poem | Arachne Press

  75. Pingback: Celebrate LGBT History Month 2015 | Arachne Press

  76. Pingback: Arachne Goes West part 1 the north – Grange-over-Sands | Arachne Press

  77. Pingback: Arachne Goes West part 3 – Cheltenham Poetry Festival | Arachne Press

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  86. Pingback: Solstice Shorts 2015: Longest Night | ShortStops

  87. Pingback: Longest Night Photos | Arachne Press

  88. Pingback: Launching The Dowry Blade in Lewisham | Arachne Press

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  90. Pingback: LGBT History Month Launch in Lewisham | Arachne Press

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  97. Pingback: Tonight! hear about #Outcome on Resonance FM Out in South London | Arachne Press

  98. Pingback: Kate Foley & Cherry Potts reading at Gay’s the Word – Video | Arachne Press

  99. Pingback: The Story Sessions Freedom Tales | Arachne Press

  100. Pingback: Next week’s Liberty Tales Events- Newcastle and King’s Cross | Arachne Press

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