Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Jayne Buxton

Another of the Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Jayne Buxton reads her flash, A Quarter Glass of Wine, which is one of our Cafe stories.

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester TODAY 27th June at 7pm, so if you are in Manchester you’ve just got time to hop on a bus! free

Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Rosamund Davies

Another of the Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Rosamund Davies reads her flash, The Right Place, which is one of our Hotel stories.

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester TODAY 27th June at 7pm, free.

Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Máire Malone

Another of the Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Máire Malone reads her flash, Walking Back to the Future, which is one of our Main Street stories.

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester this Thursday 27th June at 7pm, free but ticketed

Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Shamini Sriskandarajah

Here is another Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Shamini Sriskandarajah reads her flash, coffee, which is one of the transport stories: a relationship in micro detail.

 

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester this Thursday 27th June at 7pm, free but ticketed

Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Jasmin Kirkbride

Another of the Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Jasmin Kirkbride reads her flash, Not Every Train, which is one of the transport stories: train as safety net.

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester this Thursday 27th June at 7pm, free but ticketed

Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Evleen Towey

Another Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Evleen Towey reads her flash, School Bus, which is one of the transport stories: bus as route to a better life.

 

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester this Thursday 27th June at 7pm, free but ticketed

Video – Greenwich Launch Story Cities Annabel Banks

Here is the first of the Story Cities Greenwich launch videos, Annabel Banks reads her flash, Other Signals, which is one of the transport stories, negotiating the commute by bus.

Your next chance to catch live readings from the book is at Blackwells Manchester this Thursday 27th June at 7pm, free but ticketed

Foundation Myth – Video

This is the last of the stories read at Greenwich Book Festival – we’ll move on to those read at the Story Cities launch yesterday soon! And we’ll come back to the discussion at the festival eentually!

In the meantime here is Foundation Myth, written and read by editor, Cherry Potts

Your next chance to catch us live is in Manchester! Thursday 27th June 7pm at Blackwells. free but ticketed.

 

looking forward to Story Cities in Greenwich

Story Cities hits the shops on 13th June, but you will have to wait for the LAUNCH PARTY until… Thursday 20th June, 7pm

Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street SE10 9BD

Everyone welcome, FREE but please book a ticket so we know how many to cater for.

Launch party featuring readings of flash fictions from Jayne Buxton, Annabel Banks, Shamini Sriskandarajah,Sarah-Clare Conlon, Maja Bodenstein, Evleen Towey, Kam Rehal, Máire Malone, Roland Denning, Jasmin Kirkbride, Rosamund Davies and Cherry Potts.

There will be cake. Of course. I’m think of a little forest of gingerbread buildings stuck into something chocolately…

Just before that, editors Rosamund, Cherry and Kam will be doing a panel discussion at Greenwich Book Festival Room QA065 Queen Anne Court Greenwich University Old Naval College Greenwich SE10 9LS at 10am on Saturday 15th June FREE but you will need a ticket.

Solar Noon for Solstice Shorts Festival

Having published the long list, and while we work on the shortlist we thought it was time for a bit more info about the festival itself.

Solstice Shorts has been going since 2014 in a variety of guises including last year’s epic UK wide Dusk celebration.

There’s something about the dark time of the year that lends itself to storytelling, and because we are celebrating the shortest day of the year, short fiction is a given. We’ve always had music, and have subsequently introduced poetry (partly because the poets were feeling left out!).

So this year, Noon: the highest the sun gets, which in December, isn’t very far, depending on where you are. In Greenwich, home to Solstice Shorts and the accurate measurement of time, Noon on 21st December will be at 11.58. So I guess we’ll be starting a bit before twelve to make sure we mark it appropriately, although of course, in Aberdeen noon isn’t until 12:06, and Cork 12.31!

Our venues:

Aberdeen: Blackwells 99 High St, Aberdeen AB24 3EN

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Edinburgh: Summerhall Arts Centre Cafe 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

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Carlisle: The Old Firestation, Peter Street, Carlisle, CA3 8QP

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Ynys Mon: Ucheldre Centre Restaurant, Millbank, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, LL65 1TE

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London: The Bakehouse Theatre. Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA

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CorkO’SHO Barrack Street, Cork, Eire

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We plan to live stream again, hopefully to the right sites this year!!

Local organisers: Jane Aldous, Ness Owen & Cybi Poets, Cherry Potts (Arachne Press), Anne Bevan, Barbara Renel, Intuitive Music Aberdeen.