Statues ruffle feathers – video

Another video from the Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed launch, Liam Hogan reads Feathers

You can BUY a COPY here

or catch more readings from Liam (and friends) on the tour

Wednesday 12/04/2017 7pm for 7.30pm Basildon Library The Basildon Centre, St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, SS14 1EE (free)
Thursday 20/4/17 6pm North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ with Louisa Gummer reading one of the stories. (free)
Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30 Burley Fisher bookshop, 400 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, E8 4AA with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Albion Beatnik Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)
Wednesday 03/05/17 Teashop Tales Queenswood Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JP (£5 on the door)
Thursday  04/05/2017 8pm West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN with Lisa Rose reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday  17/05/2017 7pm The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE with Annalie Wilson reading one of the stories. (free)

 

Outcome heads north again: Sheffield Exhibition in May

Sheffield here we come!

The lovely people at Sheffield Hallam University/Sheffield Institute of Arts and Signal, Sheffield Hallam’s LGBT Staff forum are hosting OUTCOME for just under a fortnight in the run up to IDAHOT (we couldn’t manage the actual date, I think we’re in Harrow again that day… and SIA have another exhibition booked)

The Atrium
Cantor Building
Sheffield Hallam University
153 Arundel Street
Sheffield
S1 2NU

Tom will be hanging the exhibition on 2nd May, and the official launch is 3rd May 6pm.  Expect readings from Lesbian Poets Kate Foley (who is in Outcome) and Joy Howard, and songs from Sheffield’s own brilliant LGBT choir, Out Aloud.

We finish up with a studio day on the 12th May, when Tom will take photos of people who want to join the portfolio of fabulous LGBT people already featured in the project, and be part of the exhibition on it’s next outing. If you want to book a slot contact Tom @OutcomeLGBT tom_dingley@hotmail.co.uk.

Happy Launch Guaranteed

Carrie Cohen helping out with ‘To Be A Hero’, and ‘The Painted Platform’… a good choice to read at height.

‘Unaccustomed as I am to pulpit speaking…’

The queue for a signed copy

They may not be great photos but we had a lot of fun launching Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who came and bought books in large numbers, even the local cat came in to check it out, though he was let off buying a book.

Liam reading The Giant, Snow White

Join us at Basildon Library 7pm on Wednesday 12th April for more live readings from Liam.

It’s Publication Day!

Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed, is now available from bookshops. Go and get a copy!

To celebrate there has been cake making. Apple, obviously.

Pictured, as getting it to the venue in one piece NOT Guaranteed – the chocolate writing won’t STAY on the rice paper – Why NOT!?

Hopefully tastes alright. Despite testing the recipe it came out different, owing to forgetting the baking powder in the test version. I think it worked better without!

 

With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan Launch videos

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Tour continues:

Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

Foraging: the complete launch party videos

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We don’t let Doris get in our way

Well, we try not to anyway, what’s a storm when you have books to launch? Our audience was a little diminished for the launch of Foraging and With Paper for Feet, announced by a flurry of text and emails saying that various modes of transport were curtailed, delayed or unavailable.

We had a good time nonetheless. Here’s a couple of videos from the launch at The Nightingale Room at Keats House Library.

Joy Howard reading A Perfect Hexagon from Foraging

and Jennifer A McGowan reading Icarus from With Paper for Feet

You can catch Jennifer reading from With Paper for Feet next on

Friday 03/03/2017 7.30
Albion Beatnik 34 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6AA
£2 on the door

Saturday 04/03/2017 2pm
North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove London W11 1PZ
free but please book via EventBrite

It’s poetry publication day!

Today we publish two poetry books: With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan

with paper for feet

and Foraging by Joy Howard

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Available from excellent bookshops everywhere, and online from us and our lovely sales partners Inpress, and the usual suspects.

If you haven’t yet RSVPed for the launch party tonight, please do let us know if you are coming! Otherwise there may not be enough vino to go round, and that would be truly terrible.

We’ve already had a review for each book!

 

Crowd funding – Invitation to a Launch

Pledge £100 or more here for Invitation to a launch and support our book tours and exhibition tour and new books which help us support new writers.

Invitation to the launch of our next books:

With Paper for Feet and Foraging,

Nightingale Room 10 Keats Grove NW3 2RP

23rd February

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Liberty Tales launch recordings and Human Rights Day

Our next reading event for Liberty Tales is at North Kensington Library, appropriately on Human Rights Day, Saturday 10th December at 2pm.

To get you in the mood, here are some snippets of recordings from the LAUNCH of Liberty Tales (I know, everything out of order.)

Alison Lock Dog’s Life

Anna Fodorova Fruit of the Sea read by Carrie Cohen

David Guy The King and the Light read by Cliff Chapman

Bernie Howley The Privilege of Departure or Dover Bound but Delayed

Cherry Potts Knitting for Demons

Carolyn Eden Free White Towel

Jeremy Dixon Flax, San Francisco and Pearls Over Shanghai

Katy Darby Character Study