Dusk Author: Penny Pepper

A versatile writer and poet, Penny Pepper’s current work, a memoir, First in the World Somewhere, charts an extraordinary life in the 80s music scene as a disabled punk. She writes for the Guardian and guests on TV & radio. www.pennypepper.co.uk

Penny’s story for Dusk, Wolf’s Head, will be read at Nottingham

Dusk Author: Lucy Grace

Lucy Grace began writing fiction in August 2017, after resigning from her full-time job as a headteacher. Already shortlisted and the winner of a national and international writing
competitions for her short stories, Lucy is currently working on her debut novel. She
gathers material and ideas everywhere, and writes in any time she can find around her
part time job as a teacher and full-time job as a mum of two young children.

Lucy’s story for Dusk, Breadcrumbs, will be read at Inverness, Nottingham and Rossendale.

Dusk author: Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He studied at Winchester College before reading English at New College, Oxford. In 1988 he moved to Cornwall where he  still lives with his husband, the farmer and sculptor, Aidan Hicks, at Land’s End.

His novels include Little Bits of Baby (1989), The Cat Sanctuary (1990), The Facts of Life (1995), Tree Surgery for Beginners (1998), Rough Music (2000), A Sweet Obscurity (2003), Friendly Fire, Notes From an Exhibition (2007), The Whole Day Through (2009), A Perfectly Good Man (2012) and A Place Called Winter (2015). There are also two collections of short stories, Dangerous Pleasure (1996) and Gentleman’s Relish (2009).

In 2017 his Man in an Orange Shirt was screened by BBC2 as part of the Gay Britannia season, which also featured the documentary All Families Have Secrets – the Narrative Art of Patrick Gale. Patrick’s next novel, Studies for Resilience will be published in September 2018. He is currently working on a feature film adaptation of a Rose Tremain short story, and television adaptations of one of his own novels and of an early 20th century classic…

www.galewarning.org.

Patrick’s story for Dusk, Sleep Tight, a deliciously creepy story involving moths, will be performed at Ellon and Redruth on 21st December, thus topping and tailing the event. As it is already published (in Gentleman’s Relish) it won’t be in the book.

 

Dusk Author: Sherry Morris

Sherry Morris

Originally from America’s heartland, Missouri, Sherry writes monologues, short stories and flash fiction which have won prizes, placed on shortlists and been performed in London and Scotland. After almost twenty years in London, she moved to a farm in the Scottish Highlands where she watches clouds, goes for long walks and writes. Her published work can be found on www.uksherka.com or follow her @Uksherka.

Sherry’s story for Dusk, Granda’s Plan will be read at Inverness, Birmingham and Bristol on 21st December. Sherry describes it as a young boy’s attempts to save his grandfather’s soul has unforeseen consequences.

Dusk Author: Katerina Watson

Selected as one of twelve “young writers to watch” by The National Theatre, Katerina’s work was first developed under poet Inua Ellams, and performed in the NT Studio as part of Aftershocks.

Her next play, Valedictions, lead to mentorship by Toby Bruce, Development Exec at Dancing Ledge Productions. Her subsequent screenplay, The Gulf – based on her experience growing up in the Middle East during the First Gulf War – was longlisted by the BBC earlier this year.

Katerina previously trained as an actor (Arts Ed) and has performed at the Roundhouse, Arcola and Albany theatres as well as with theatre companies Shunt and Fuel.

Katerina’s story for Dusk, Threshold, will be read at Ynys Mon and Warkleigh.

Dusk: Authors already published by Arachne Press

Inevitably, when you make a call out for submissions you get a fair few from people you’ve already worked with. Here are links to the author-page for authors we have already worked with.

Rosalind Stopps One Two Three, One Two Three, Lancaster, Rossendale

Pippa Gladhill

Pippa Gladhill In-Between Dog, Inverness, Warkleigh

David

David Mathews Flick’ring Shadows, Nottingham

Math Jones Yes, Twilight, Greenwich

Rob Walton

Rob Walton Words On Paper, Carlisle

Dusk Author: Cath Bore

Cath Bore is a writer and radio presenter in Liverpool. She writes about feminism, music and fandom. She has an MA in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University.  Her fiction has been placed at York’s Festival of Writing, Writing on The Wall’s Pulp Idol, Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival’s Dragon’s Pen, and Penguin/Random House’s Write Now 2017, and been published in amongst other places, Mslexia Magazine, NFFD Anthologies, Spontaneity. She has an essay in Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class (Dead Ink Books, 2017) about feminism and how it intersects with class.

Cath’s Story for Dusk, The Dusk Runner, will be performed at Warkleigh and Ynys Mon, at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018

Dusk Author: Helen Slavin

Helen Slavin was born in Lancashire and now lives in the West Country. She has written for tv and radio including The House of Eliott and EastEnders and now concentrates on fiction. She is the author of ten novels including ‘The Extra Large Medium’ and ‘Little Lies’. Her series ‘The Witch Ways’ is published by Ipso Books. Her chief writing fuel is a mug of tea. If you want to catch up with her you can find her on twitter @helenslavinbook. Bring cake.

Helen’s story for Dusk, Sky’s Edge, will be performed at Kelston Roundhill, at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018

 

 

Dusk Author: David Hartley

David Hartley is a short story writer, performer and PhD student based in Manchester. His fiction has appeared in various thrilling places including Ambit, Structo, Black Static and The Alarmist. He is currently working on a complicated fantasy novel about autism and ghosts.

David’s story/script for Dusk, daylight Savings, will be performed at Lancaster and Redruth, at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018

Dusk Author: Jackie Taylor

Jackie Taylor is originally from London but has  lived and worked in rural Cornwall for the past 20 years. She has several jobs  and writes when she can, mainly short stories and poetry. Her short stories have appeared in various publications, most recently in Mslexia and the Stories For Homes 2 anthology.

Jackie’s story for Dusk, Cape Cornwall, will be performed at Warkleigh at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018