Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Happy Deaf Awareness Week!

A perfect time to announce the contributors to our upcoming anthology, What Meets the Eye? The Deaf Perspective…

Alison Campbell
Ayesha Gavin
Bryony Parkes
Charlie Swinbourne
Clare English
Colly Metcalfe
David Callin
Dee Cooke
Diane Dobson
DL Williams
Elizabeth Ward
Emma Lee
Hala Hashem
Janet Hatherley
Jay Caldwell
John Kefala Kerr
John Wilson
Josephine Dickinson
Julie Boden
Khando Langri
Ksenia Balabina
Liam O’Dell
Lianne Herbert
Lisa Kelly (Editor)
Lynn Buckle
Maggie Arbeid
Marilyn Longstaff
Maryam Ebrahim
Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Melanie Jayne Ashford
Raymond Antrobus (Preface)
Rodney Wood
Sahera Khan
Samantha Baines
Sarah Clarke
Sarah O Adedeji
Sophie Stone (editor)
Sophie Woolley
Terri Donovan

The book is due out in September and will be accompanied by BSL videos for every piece. All the contributors are Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing, and some of the submissions were received in BSL, so there will be translation going on in both directions.

 

BSL poem Arrival by Valerie Bence

Valerie Bence’s poem of maritime superstition and missionaries, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
Background images by Cherry Potts from the special edition of the book available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story Man Overboard by Emily Bullock

Emily Bullock‘s short story of an old sailor adrift from his life, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background image by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story The Answer My Friend… by Paul Foy

Paul Foy‘s short story of a grandmother and her story about soldiers confounded by a magical wind written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background image by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story The Surgeon’s Mate by Maria Kyle

Maria Kyle‘s dramatic short story of naval surgeons and pirates, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background images of Portsmouth by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story The Fisherman’s Wife by Linda McMullen

Linda McMullen‘s short story of entrepreneurship and failed marriage – sorry no, it’s a retelling of a traditional tale about a fish and a ring… isn’t it? written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background image by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

Remittance by Kilmeny MacMichael BSL Translation

Short story by Kilmeny MacMichael for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide, translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman.
We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival, Tymes goe by Turnes, crowdfund closes 15th October 7pm (That’s TODAY!!)

I nearly Drownded, Daddy BSL Translation

I nearly Drownded, Daddy, a poem by Vivien Jones for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide, translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman.

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival, Tymes goe by Turnes, crowdfund closes 15th October 7pm we could use your dosh! We have printers and performers and writers we’d like to pay.

Herr Dressler BSL Translation

Herr Dressler: A gentle ghost story set in Harwich from Eoghan Hughes for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide, translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman.

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival, Tymes goe by Turnes, crowdfund closes 15th October 7pm

A Madras Crossing BSL Translation

Short Story A Madras Crossing by Elizabeth Hopkinson from Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide Translated into BSL by Marcel Hirshman

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival Tymes goe by Turnes – only 34 hours left to get a stunning handmade shawl, or one of our festival books/tickets/T-shirts, or special rewards aimed at writers…