Long/short list for Tymes Goe by Turnes- Solstice Shorts Festival 2020

We’ve finished reading for Solstice Shorts, Tymes Goe By Turnes, and we have a (long) shortlist, with a smattering of old hands returning, and plenty of new talent for us to choose from.

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Adrienne Silcock
Alex Reece Abbott
Amanda Bermudez
Brendan McLoughlin
Brooke Stanicki
Chloe Hearnden
Claire Booker
David M. Alper
Edward Schmidt-Zorner
Elinor Brooks
Helen Rowlands
Isobel Roach
Jackie Taylor
Jane Aldous
Jane McLaughlin
Judy Darley
Julian Bishop
Karen Ankers
Katie Hall
Keely O’Shaughnessy
Kelly Davis
Kevan Taplin
Laila Sumpton
Linda McMullen
Lisa McLoughlin
Lynn White
Mandy Macdonald
Margaret Crompton
Marka Rifat
Neil Lawrence
Ness Owen
Patience Mackarness
Pippa Gladhill
Rebecca Askew
S. B. Merrow
Sean Carney
Sharon Lazibyrd Martin
Stephen Wade

We are at the moment assuming this will be an online festival this year, with our usual date of 21st December.

At the moment funding is fairly unlikely so being on line may be an advantage. We will be doing a crowdfund as even on line there will be costs. There is the advantage that if they want to our overseas writers can get actively involved. If magically a live event on the ground is possible, we will do that as well, we are good at moving fast when we have to, but not anticipating it currently.

We aren’t sure about the book yet either, selling off the back of an online event is tricky, but we’ll know more after the launch of No Spider Harmed on the 8th August. There will be a book, it’s just whether we need to race to get it ready for the festival or not.

Heading towards the winter solstice!

Alrighty, Summer solstice over, first day of summer, the year has turned and the nights start drawing in.

Solstice Shorts submissions closed for Tymes Goe By Turnes at midnight last night, and we have 108 submitters, some with multiple submissions. I’ll be taking these out into the garden to sit under the apple tree and read. It may take a while!

Thank you submitters, speak soon.

Time and Tide Videos: Bird Wife, Greenwich

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues.

Here is Bird Wife by Melissa Davies read at Greenwich by Patsy Prince,

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be further opportunities to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now only from our webshop or from our events .

We are videoing BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in late March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book on 21st March at The Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre in Greenwich. more details soon!

 

Time and Tide Videos: Points of Interest, Greenwich

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues.

Here is Points of Interest by Olivia Dawson read at Greenwich by Patsy Prince,

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be further opportunities to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now only from our webshop or from our events .

We are videoing BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in late March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book on 21st March at The Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre in Greenwich. more details soon!

 

Time and Tide Videos: Halibut, Greenwich

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues.

Here is Halibut by Melissa Davies read at Greenwich by Carrie Cohen,

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be further opportunities to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now only from our webshop or from our events .

We are videoing BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in late March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book on 21st March at The Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre in Greenwich. more details soon!

 

Time and Tide Videos: The Sinking of Mrs Margaret Brown Greenwich

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues.

Here is The Sinking of Mrs Margaret Brown by Michelle Penn read at Greenwich by Carrie Cohen, with BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels.

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be further opportunities to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now only from our webshop or from our events .

We are videoing BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in late March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book on 21st March at The Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre in Greenwich. more details soon!

 

Time and Tide Videos: Sea Change, Holyhead

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is Sea Change by Diana Powell read by Gillian Brownson at Holyhead

Limited edition illustrated book of the festival material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: Fisherfolk, Greenwich

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues!

Here is Fisherfolk by Juliet Humphreys, read at Greenwich by Katy Darby

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: A Madra Crossing, Greenwich

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues!

Here is A Madras Crossing by Elizabeth Hopkinson, read at Greenwich by Katy Darby and Patsy Prince

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: Crossing the Black Water Greenwich & Oeiras

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is Crossing the Black Water by Reshma Ruia read by Patsy Prince; and audio from the Portuguese event in Oeiras, read by Holly Blades.

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only. (Join us at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair tomorrow, at Conway Hall to buy a copy in person!)

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.