Dusk author: Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He studied at Winchester College before reading English at New College, Oxford. In 1988 he moved to Cornwall where he  still lives with his husband, the farmer and sculptor, Aidan Hicks, at Land’s End.

His novels include Little Bits of Baby (1989), The Cat Sanctuary (1990), The Facts of Life (1995), Tree Surgery for Beginners (1998), Rough Music (2000), A Sweet Obscurity (2003), Friendly Fire, Notes From an Exhibition (2007), The Whole Day Through (2009), A Perfectly Good Man (2012) and A Place Called Winter (2015). There are also two collections of short stories, Dangerous Pleasure (1996) and Gentleman’s Relish (2009).

In 2017 his Man in an Orange Shirt was screened by BBC2 as part of the Gay Britannia season, which also featured the documentary All Families Have Secrets – the Narrative Art of Patrick Gale. Patrick’s next novel, Studies for Resilience will be published in September 2018. He is currently working on a feature film adaptation of a Rose Tremain short story, and television adaptations of one of his own novels and of an early 20th century classic…

www.galewarning.org.

Patrick’s story for Dusk, Sleep Tight, a deliciously creepy story involving moths, will be performed at Ellon and Redruth on 21st December, thus topping and tailing the event. As it is already published (in Gentleman’s Relish) it won’t be in the book.

 

Dusk Poet: Lindsay Reid

Lindsay Reid lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne and has a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. She has won several poetry competitions and had her work published in various poetry journals including The Cadaverine, Magma and Mslexia. Her first collection My Dark Guardians will be published by Red Squirrel Press in 2018.

Lindsay’s poem for DUSK, Summer Evening, will be read at Carlisle.

Dusk Poet: Kate Wise

Kate Wise has been published in various magazines in print and online, including The Rialto, Poems in Which, and Structo. Translations/ reworkings of Sappho and Catullus have also been published, most recently by Sidekick Books. Her poem on Urinal Blocks was a winner in the Poetry News Members’ Poems competition, and she appeared in Eyewear’s Best New British and Irish Poets 2017. Her work (both for adults and children) has appeared in several anthologies by The Emma Press, with a further two upcoming in 2018. She grew up in Cheshire, lives in London, and tweets at @kwise62.

Kate’s poem for Dusk, Tempus Erat will be performed at Greenwich on 21st December.

Dusk Author: Sherry Morris

Sherry Morris

Originally from America’s heartland, Missouri, Sherry writes monologues, short stories and flash fiction which have won prizes, placed on shortlists and been performed in London and Scotland. After almost twenty years in London, she moved to a farm in the Scottish Highlands where she watches clouds, goes for long walks and writes. Her published work can be found on www.uksherka.com or follow her @Uksherka.

Sherry’s story for Dusk, Granda’s Plan will be read at Inverness, Birmingham and Bristol on 21st December. Sherry describes it as a young boy’s attempts to save his grandfather’s soul has unforeseen consequences.

Dusk Author: Katerina Watson

Selected as one of twelve “young writers to watch” by The National Theatre, Katerina’s work was first developed under poet Inua Ellams, and performed in the NT Studio as part of Aftershocks.

Her next play, Valedictions, lead to mentorship by Toby Bruce, Development Exec at Dancing Ledge Productions. Her subsequent screenplay, The Gulf – based on her experience growing up in the Middle East during the First Gulf War – was longlisted by the BBC earlier this year.

Katerina previously trained as an actor (Arts Ed) and has performed at the Roundhouse, Arcola and Albany theatres as well as with theatre companies Shunt and Fuel.

Katerina’s story for Dusk, Threshold, will be read at Ynys Mon and Warkleigh.

Dusk Poet: Katie Evans

Katie Evans is an English Romany Gypsy, born in the North-East of England, who now lives in Carlisle. She was a runner-up in the Borderlines Poetry Competition in 2016, and has had work published as part of the ‘Mayfilmfling’ Film Festival 2017.

Katie’s poem for Dusk, 16:30 will be performed at Carlisle on 21st December.

 

Dusk Songster: James Bryce

James Bryce wears two hats. As composer/songwriter and actor.

His music emcompasses children’s songs and music for BBC Radio and Cbeebies, for radio drama, music for theatre,  orchestra, chamber groups and choirs.  He was the composer of the musical “Whisky Kisses”, Pitlochry’s showcase production in 2014. His songs, which he performs as a singer-songwriter, range from jazzish to MOR to musical hallish to rockish to folkish to just plain daft. He has released two albums.

Website:

www.jamesbryce.org.uk

reverbnation

https://www.reverbnation.com/jimbryce/songs

James’ song for Dusk, Dusk Song, will be performed at Inverness on 21st December.

 

Dusk: Poets already published by Arachne Press

Inevitably, when you make a call out for submissions you get a fair few from people you’ve already worked with. Here are links to the poet-page for poets we have already worked with. Strangely, most of them will be read at Ynys Mon.

Jeremy

Jeremy Dixon Driving To Blackpool To Visit My Sister, Ynys Mon

Carl Griffin Sea Wedding, Ynys Mon

Joy Howard Factory, Carlisle, Ellon, Lancaster

Lisa

Lisa Kelly Match Girl, Greenwich

Alison Lock Crow Haibun, Carlisle, Ellon, Rossendale

Ness Owen Female Blackbird Sings, Ynys Mon

Jill Sharp  The Dogs Of Delhi, Ynys Mon (previously published, so won’t be in the book)

 

Dusk Songster: John Chambers

John Chambers is a published poet and musician who has seen angels at Grunne Point, been held at gun point, sings for lost causes, writes because he has to, films because he wants to and holds the tattered garment of human rights across an increasingly denuded England.

John is a part of the Patchwork Opera a group of writers, musicians and visual artists who believe that the diverse is ordinary and the ordinary is magical.

John’s song for Dusk, Balcony will be performed at Carlisle on 21st December.

Dusk Author: Cath Bore

Cath Bore is a writer and radio presenter in Liverpool. She writes about feminism, music and fandom. She has an MA in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University.  Her fiction has been placed at York’s Festival of Writing, Writing on The Wall’s Pulp Idol, Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival’s Dragon’s Pen, and Penguin/Random House’s Write Now 2017, and been published in amongst other places, Mslexia Magazine, NFFD Anthologies, Spontaneity. She has an essay in Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class (Dead Ink Books, 2017) about feminism and how it intersects with class.

Cath’s Story for Dusk, The Dusk Runner, will be performed at Warkleigh and Ynys Mon, at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018