nearly here – An Outbreak of Peace

One of my favourite moments in the book production process – running sheets.

An Outbreak of Peace our response to the up coming  centenary of the end of WWI is in shops on 8th November, and launches at Housmans, London on Wednesday 14th, and Blackwells, Manchester on the 30th November, with readings, cake and liquid refreshments.

You can pre-order a copy direct from us NOW, we should have our advance copies by the end of next week, or early the following week, for those of you who can’t wait.

 

Northern Launch for An Outbreak of Peace

As our authors are spread all over the globe, we are trying to give as many of them as possible an opportunity to celebrate the launch in person. We can’t afford to jaunt off to the US and Australia, or even Germany or France, but we can manage Manchester!

Northern fans of poetry and short fiction are invited to join us at Blackwells, Manchester. on 30th November at 6.30pm

There will be readings from

Ness Owen, Sarah Tait,

Rebecca SkipwithLily Peters

Mantz Yorke, and Valerie Bence, and cake and liquid refreshment.

There’s an element of mystery about this though: will we be the very first event at the new premises at University Green, 146 Oxford Road, M13 9GP?

or will Blackwells still be in their old premises at the lovely portacabin near Arthur Lewis Building, The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL??

We don’t know and neither do they, it depends on the builders, so please note both addresses and we’ll confirm nearer the time. Either will be delightful and they are quite close, on opposite sides of Oxford Road, if you get confused!

Happy National Poetry Day 2018!

To celebrate National Poetry Day, here are some more poems from the Vindication Launch on September 26th.

(you can buy the book direct from us, or from your favourite bookshop

Carrie Cohen reading Sarah Lawson‘s Driving up to Renfrew

 

Anne Macaulay reading the title poem, Vindication

 

Carrie Cohen reading Sarah JamesWaking Woman

 

Elinor Brooks reads Consulto et Audacter

 

Jill Sharp reads Installation

 

Adrienne Silcock reads Bees

More from Vindication Launch

Jill Sharp reads Vlad the Impala

Elinor Brooks reads Mathew Trewella and the Mermaid of Zennor

Anne Macaulay reads part of Identification

Coming up: An Outbreak of Peace

The official publication date for this anthology of new short stories and poems in response to the end of WWI, An Outbreak of Peace is the 8th November, but we are having the launch party on

Wednesday 14th, at Housmans radical bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX,

with readings from Clare Owen, CB Droege, Katy Darby, Chantal Heaven (fiction); Karen Ankers, Valerie Bence, Peter Kenny, Sarah Tait (poetry). There will also be a poppy-seed cake, and other, liquid, refreshments.

£3 on the door, redeemable against purchase of the book.

There will be an event in Manchester at Blackwells on 30th November, more details on that soon.

You can preorder a copy from our webshop here

Happy Publication Day, Vindication

It’s publication day, and here are some of the readings from  last night’s launch at the Poetry Cafe

 

Jill Sharp reading The Dogs of Delhi

 

Adrienne Silcock reading Drought, Winter 1929

 

Carrie Cohen reading Sarah Lawson’s Leda

 

Anne Macaulay reading two flamenco inspired poems, Traje de Lunares and Palmas Return

 

Carrie Cohen reading Sarah James’ Ye Olde Tavern

 

Elinor Brooks What Country, Friends…

Animal Liberation – Vindication Preview

Another poem from Sarah Lawson which features in Vindication, 

the third of our #Womenvote100 books, which we are publishing NEXT WEEK

Launch info join us on Wednesday at the Poetry Cafe (RSVP) or pick a copy up tomorrow (Saturday)  at Free Verse or order a copy from our webshop

This version was recorded at The Story Sessions a while back.

Additional reader for Vindication Launch

I am pleased to announce that we have actor Carrie Cohen coming along to the launch (Next Wednesday, Poetry Cafe) to read a couple of poems apiece for Sarah Lawson and Sarah James, so that the audience gets a feel for the breadth of style in the book.

Carrie Cohen

Next Door to the Capulets – a Preview of Vindication

From our 2016 Midsummer festival, Saul Reichlin reading Sarah Lawson‘s poem, Next Door to the Capulets, which we are publishing NEXT WEEK in Vindication.

Launch info join us on Wednesday at the Poetry Cafe (RSVP)

or pick a copy up at Free Verse this saturday

or order a copy from our webshop

Launching We/She – the videos

Here they are in all their glory – videos of the readings from Thursday’s launch of We/She

Smoking Ban by Jennifer Rickard read by Carrie Cohen

A Crowing Hen by Arike Oke

Comeback Special by Katy Darby (this one is pieced together – the camera battery died…but our belts have braces so all’s well)

The Real McCoy by Cherry Potts read by Carrie Cohen

Destiny’s Children by Rosalind Stopps

Some Carpets to Remain by Carolyn Eden

Ugly Duchess by Fiona Salter

Cages by Joan L M Williams

The Dead Wives’ Club by Ilora Choudhury

One Beautiful Day by Elizabeth Stott