Arachne will be trundling about this month – founder Cherry Potts is speaking at St Leonard’s Salon on 20th July (That’s St Leonard’s near Hastings) south coast friends, and anyone who’d like a trip to the seaside, it would be lovely to see you! Alix Adams will be there too, helping to read extracts from various books.
On the 26th we are at Bookwood pop-up book fair along with lots of other small indie publishers, at Netil Market in Westwood Street E8 (Near Broadway Market). It’s handy for the Overground, so we are hoping for fine weather and are in discussion as to whether there is somewhere practical for Stations authors Bartle Sawbridge, Rosalind Stopps and Wendy Gill to read to you. We hope so, as it will be very close to Arachne’s 3rd birthday, and we like to celebrate in style! Come along for special birthday offers, and signed copies.
Saturday: It’s sunny in Faversham, and the peaceful rather lovely market town is doing it’s thing, having a market, (excellent russian street food) and round the corner in the Alexander Centre there are writers and publishers at TLW LEXiCON talking about writing and publishing and marketing and … making friends, reading their work (aloud! Including Arachne Authors Katy Darby and Bartle Sawbridge) selling books and generally having a good time.
Bartle Sawbridge reading at LEXiCON
Katy Darby reading at LEXiCON
Sunday: we’re still here, doing the writery stuff. So if you live in North Kent, or even South East London, it’s a lovely day, come down to Faversham, enjoy the pubs and cafes, walk along the creek and drop into the Alexander Centre to meet the lovely people. We’re talking about writing across genres at 10, and Cherry Potts is reading a story of YOUR choice (so long as she wrote it, and you are there to ask) at around 12 (the schedule has been a little fluid).
Cherry and Richard Smyth will be reading Mirror and This Isn’t Heat from Lovers’ Liesat 10:30 and Louise Swingler will be reading Morning, Sunshine, from Stations at 5pm. We will have a stall, and be available to sign books for Leeds based readers.
A few events to look forward to and to liven up a dull wet Friday.
Tomorrow, Saturday 30th June 11-6 we will have a stall at Crystal Palace Overground Festival, Westow Park SE19. We will be selling books, and signing them if anyone wants us to, and – depending on the ambient noise – maybe an impromptu reading…
On the same day, 13th July, earlier in the afternoon, Arachne author Liam Hogan will be reading at the OxJam Dalston Takeover launch party. The Party goes from 2pm -7pm but Liam is on at 4-4.15pm (so make sure you are there in plenty of time!) – that’s all happening at the Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road N16 7XN
There will be lots of stalls with local artists and crafts people selling their wares, workshops (including for children) and a stage with an hourly turn round of acts, (Music, dancers, singers…) and on the Saturday, at 6pmArachne Press authors/actors will perform 3 stories. Don’t know who or which stories yet as we’ve only just met with SAF, but watch this space!
And in other news, just under 48 hours left to contribute to our Weird Lies funding drive over on Kickstarter. If we don’t get all the money we don’t get any of it! There are still some awesome rewards available, including, for the writers out there, detailed assessment of your work by Katy Darby (Novels) or Cherry Potts (Short Stories); there’s original art from Richard Smyth, and strictly for Londoners, there is cake (!) from the kitchen of Katy Darby. Anyone who has been to one of our caked up readings will know this is a prize beyond rubies.