Handmade book – Crowd fund reward for Time and Tide

This is one for the writers.

Support our crowd fund to support Solstice Shorts Time and Tide receive…

LIMITED EDITION Handmade book

Poet and maker of hand-made books, Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press)  made us a handmade 20 page (Incl cover) A5 notebook, into which many of our writers wrote their top writing tip or exercise. Handwritten, scanned and then printed by Jeremy in his own inimitable fashion. Classy, useful and unique!

 There ARE only  3 left

Never be intimidated by a blank page again – we’ll have scrawled on it already! £20

…in a very tactile cover.

Happy Publication day, Jane Aldous

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Happy Publication day, to Jane Aldous, as her debut poetry collection, Let out the Djinn hits the streets.

See you at Lighthouse Radical Bookshop in Edinburgh at 5pm on Saturday

for the launch!

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Cake in preparation

Order your copy direct

Announcing LAUNCH of Departures

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clever cover by Kevin Threlfall

We are in the countdown to Departures lift off! We almost have the books (at the printers, preorder a copy here). We have the venue. We have the invitations!

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We have readings from Carolyn Eden, Nicolas Ridley, David Mathews, Barbara Renel, Liam Hogan Joan Taylor-Rowan, and Gloria Sanders, and maybe more.

Join us to celebrate at Brockley Brewery, 31 Harcourt Road, Brockley, SE4 2AJ

Nearest station Brockley. Buses 171, 172 stop almost on the corner.

21st November 2019, 7 for 7.30. There will be cake, and beer. Everything free (apart from the beer.) Everyone welcome, please RSVP so that we know who is coming.

All the Writers for Time and Tide

Alison Lock, Sisterhood Of The Seas: Holyhead, Maryport
Angel Warwick, We Dig The Pig: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport
Carl Alexandersson, Tulpaner Och Liljekonvaljer: Maryport
Christine Ritchie, Clearance: Clydebank, Holyhead, Peterhead
Claire Booker, Fisherman’s Daughter: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport; and How Women Came to Tristan da Cunha: Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport, Peterhead
Elinor Brooks, Woman from North India on Bostadh Beach: Maryport, Peterhead
Elizabeth Parker, Overlord With Declan: Greenwich; and The Watchers: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Emma Lee, Casting A Daughter A Drift: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Holyhead; and When You Regret Wishing For Something Thrilling: Greenwich, Lisbon
Holly Blades, Delivery: Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon
Ian Macartney, Mother Fish: Clydebank; and Ovčice, Croatia: Peterhead
Ivonne Piper, No Tearaways: Holyhead
Jane Aldous, In The Shadows, On The Shore, Leith: Maryport, Peterhead
Jenny Mitchell, Church Mary Sounds The Sea, Clydebank, Greenwich,
JN Nucifera, City Of Water: Greenwich, Lisbon,
John Richardson, False Light: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Joy Howard, When Will We See The Sea: Peterhead
Julie Laing, Modality (Film): Clydebank, Greenwich
Kate Foley, Verticals: Hastings
Laura Potts, First Light: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead,
Lynn White, Paddling: Maryport,
Mandy Macdonald, Frocks Of Passage: Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead; and Half A Dozen Oranges: Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon
Math Jones, The nth Wave, Maryport,
Melissa Davies, Bird Wife: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport; Halibut: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport; Lookout Men: Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport; Seaweed: Maryport; Værøy: Greenwich, Maryport
Michelle Penn, The Sinking Of Mrs Margaret Brown: Greenwich, Maryport
Ness Owen, Sea Lessons: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon, Maryport
Nick Westerman, Napoleon: Greenwich, Maryport
Olivia Dawson Points of Interest: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Maryport, Peterhead
Philip Hewitson And Susan Cartwright-Smith, Open Water (Film): Greenwich, Maryport
Reshma Ruia, Crossing the Black Water: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon
Sarah Tait, Bosun’s Locker: Maryport; and Hawser: Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Savanna Evans, On A Day Like This: Greenwich, Maryport
Simon Whitfield, A Conjuring Poem: Peterhead
Thomas Tyrrell, Of Grainne Mhaol: Greenwich
Valerie Bence, Arrival: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport
Vivien Jones, I Nearly Drownded, Daddy: Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport

Stories
Elizabeth Hopkinson, A Madras Crossing: Greenwich
Diana Powell, Ballast: Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon, Maryport; and Sea Change, Greenwich, Holyhead
Cathy Lennon, Casting The Stones: Lisbon
Neil Lawrence, Diaspora: Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon
Juliet Humphreys, Fisherfolk: Greenwich,
Holly Magee, Granmama’s Paradise: Lisbon
Linda McMullen, The Fisherman’s Wife: Clydebank, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport, Peterhead
Eoghan Hughes, Herr Dressler: Hastings, Maryport,
Pauline Walker, Hingland: Greenwich
Roppotucha Greenberg, Listen, Noah’s Wife: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead, Peterhead
Emily Bullock, Man Overboard: Lisbon
CB Droege, Metharme: Lisbon, Maryport
Kilmeny Macmichael, Remittance: Greenwich
Barbara Renel, The Professor’s Daughter: Hastings, Maryport
Paul Foy, The Answer, My Friend: Hastings, Lisbon, Peterhead
Rob Walton, The Dowager Duchess Of Berwick-Upon-Tweed: Lisbon, Maryport
Maria Kyle, The Surgeon’s Mate: Greenwich, Hastings
Cindy George, The Wreck Of The Kyllikki: Greenwich
Sheila Lockhart, Turquoise: Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon

Songs
Kevan Taplin, Migrants: Greenwich
Chip Wilson/London Sea Shanty Collective, Scarborough Street: Greenwich
Hopewell Ink, At Sea: Holyhead
Fiona & Gorwel Owen, Across: Holyhead
Nicola Reed, Salina’s Harbour: Maryport
John Chambers, Here and Gone: Maryport

 

Sunday in the Storytelling Chair

More readings from the Storytelling Chair, in the skittles alley, under the Painted Hall, in the Old Royal Naval College, in Greenwich. That sounds a bit like we are sending you on a treasure hunt…

Rosamund Davies introducing the book

And reading from Steven Wingate‘s story You Stand in the Secret Place

Shamini Sriskandarajah reading Coffee Nic Vine reading Tech Down

full audio later…

Story Cities at Old Royal Naval College

Story Cities writers were invited to read from the Storytelling Chair made by Matt Nicholls, at the launch of London Design Festival at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich last night. Here are recordings of our stories read there. (We are back on Sunday! see below)

Shamini Sriskandarajah reads Coffee

Cherry Potts reads Foundation Myth

Annabel Banks reads Other Signals

Evleen Towey reads School Bus

Roland Denning reads Seeing in the Dark

Nic Vine reads Tech Down

Rosamund Davies reads Today’s Arrivals and Departures

You can catch more (some different) stories on Sunday, When Cherry, Nic and Rosamund will be reading their own stories, and others by Steven Wingate, David Mathews, Rob Walton and Catherine Jones.

The Story Cities book is for sale in the bookshop under the Painted Hall, and in the visitor centre for the duration of the festival which includes next weekend Open House festival so you can get in and see everything free!

Or you can buy it from us, or any really good bookshop.

 

London Design Festival

UNESCO world heritage site, the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, joins London Design Festival for the first time this year with a free exhibition showcasing local artists and makers.

What does that have to do with books, I hear you mutter.

We’ve had a bit to do with ORNC via Greenwich University and the Greenwich Book Festival, which are both on their site, and it turns out someone from ORNC came to our GBF session on Story Cities and enjoyed it so much she asked us to get involved in their event for London Design Festival.

Inside the Painted Hall (open to ticket-holders Adults £12, Kids under 16  free, includes a free tour of the Old Royal Naval College. https://ornc.digitickets.co.uk/tickets) in the Victorian Skittle Alley, is The Storytelling Chair made by Matt Nicholls Designs from recycled wood.

You can see where this is going.

We will be making use of the storytelling chair during the festival, with a couple of pop-up sessions. The first session is this Friday and is an invitation only event, where Annabel Banks, Evleen Towey, Nic Vine, Shamini Sriskandarajah, Roland Denning, Rosamund Davies and Cherry Potts are reading but…

On Sunday 15th September at 3pm we’ll be popping up again, for about 15 minutes, with Nic Vine, Rosamund Davies, Matthew Pountney and Cherry Potts and maybe Shamini Sriskandarajah reading our own and other stories from Story Cities in or beside the chair. It is very brief, so if you want to catch it, allow time to find us! (dont forget you need a painted hall ticket) The book will be on sale in the Painted Hall bookshop (no ticket required) throughout the festival, which runs 14th-22nd September.

more info about the greenwich part of the festival

more info about the festival in general

Mamiaith Book Launch videos part 4

Final videos of the launch of Mamiaith by Ness Owen, held at Canolfan Ucheldre in Holyhead.

Ness reads a pair of political poems in her second set – a bit of history, and a brilliant metaphor for the silencing of women, in Welsh and English.

and some of the musical interlude from Caine and ‘Caine’s dad’-

 

 

You can buy Mamiaith direct from our webshop or ask your local bookshop to stock it!

Caine and Aled Jones-Williams perform Titrwm Tatrwm, an ancient Ynys Môn folk song.

 

Mamiaith Book Launch videos part 3

Videos of the launch of Mamiaith by Ness Owen, held at Canolfan Ucheldre in Holyhead.

Ness reads a couple of more personal poems in her second set – her grandmother cooking, and her auntie’s feet!

 

You can buy Mamiaith direct from our webshop or ask your local bookshop to stock it!

Mamiaith Book Launch videos part 2

Videos of the launch of Mamiaith by Ness Owen, held at Canolfan Ucheldre in Holyhead.

This is where Ness’s friends got involved, reading some of the poems on Ness’s behalf…

Karen Ankers and Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain read #10 ways to say No (to Radioactive Mud)

 

Fiona Owen reads Laboon

 

Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain reads March

 

Anne Phillips reads One Name – Cymru

many thanks to all for getting involved.

You can buy Mamiaith direct from our webshop or ask your local bookshop to stock it!