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

Solstice Shorts Time and Tide…

Submissions closed at midnight on Friday! Thank you  for the 192 entries. Let the long-listing commence…

time and tide posterised

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.

 

Today’s Arrivals…

To usher in the launch of Story Cities tonight, here is Rosamund Davies at Greenwich Book Festival reading her flash fiction piece, Today’s Arrivals and Departures, which is in the Termini section of the book, and the first story in it.

There are still a handful of tickets for the launch tonight, but you do NEED to register via eventbrite

There’s cake.

still making it, but definitely going to be cake.

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First video of Story Cities live flash

Ahead of tomorrow’s launch, here is Slim Odds by Laura Besley, read by Kam Rehal at Greenwich Book Festival last Saturday. Lots more like this tomorrow…

Story Cities Launch Party Tomorrow

Very excited about the launch party tomorrow for Story Cities… Kam has been busy decorating the Stephen Lawrence Gallery

and I’m currently baking a cake that will NOT be big enough for 100+ people.

There are 20 tickets left for this free event, so if you were dithering, get a move on.

I forsee lots of selfies in front of that wall…

And we have lots of readings and refreshments, in fact we have so much to get through that you really need to be on time!

7pm open, 7.15 introductions

7.30 first set of readings, Annabel Banks, Evleen Towey, Jasmin Kirkbride, Shamini Sriskandarajah , Jayne Buxton, Rosamund Davies

8pm CAKE and book sales (you can buy books before then but, you know, this is the perfect opportunity);

8.30 second set of readings, Máire Malone, Roland Denning, Maja Bodenstein, Cherry Potts, Nic Vine, Miriam Sorrentino

9pm close.

The Knotsman in church

The Knotsman took up residence at St Hilda’s Church for Brockley Max at the beginning or the month.

Math Jones read about an hour’s worth of material from the book, which gave time to explore different strands, over the next few days we will be pulling together those strands in most a un-knotsman-like way, and see what happens.

Here are a couple of church related pieces

I owe that Mother Lichgate ha’f a shillin’

and

The Undoer of Knots

Story Cities Published today!

Officially Published Today! And we have a banner to prove it.

Get yourselves to a bookshop! Should it not already be in stock, (tsk, tsk) all the info you need is here: Story Cities

You can join us to celebrate at one of three FREE events, where the banner will be put to good use.

Panel discussion with the editors at Greenwich Book Festival Saturday 15th June 10am. Venue QA065, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Park Row SE10 9LS Free but ticketed
LAUNCH PARTY Thursday 20th June, 7pm with readings and cake,
Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street, SE10 9BD FREE but ticketed
more details here (people tend to think this is in the Stephen Lawrence Building – IT ISN’T. It’s the road with the Theatre in, access through the University main entrance.
Launch party Thursday 27th June 7pm with readings, (and cake, possibly) Blackwells, Manchester University Green, 146 Oxford Road, M13 9GP free but ticketed