is up on Once upon a Quarantine
read by Heather Bleasdale
Lots of other stories by famous authors and read by famous actors. So that’s our Carrie famous too now!
You can buy Departures and all other Arachne books from our webshop, we will post them out to you.
Preorder No Spider Harmed… – out 8th August for our eighth anniversary!
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To celebrate the launch of Emma Lee‘s new poetry collection The Significance of a Dress, we are holding an event at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 9BD on the actual day SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 2pm.
Emma will be joined by Jenny Mitchell (Time and Tide, whose idea it was). Michelle Penn (Dusk, Noon, Time and Tide), Shamini Sriskandarajah (Story Cities), Claire Booker (Time and Tide), Laila Sumpton (Dusk, Noon) and Sarah Lawson (The Other Side of Sleep, Vindication, Departures), and there will be an open mic session, and very possibly cake.
The notional theme is women on the move, but this is being widely interpreted.
If you would like to take part in the open mic with on-theme poetry or flash fiction, please contact us, or sign up on arrival, there are a maximum of 6 500-word-limit slots.
Tickets by donation to cover travel expenses for the readers.
Meant to upload these ages ago, but preparing for Solstice Shorts got in the way!
Here is the second half of the launch of Departures, with readings from
Gloria Sanders reads poems that link beautifully to the theme
Helen Morris teases withthe first page of her extraordinary take on departures – The Change
Liam Hogan a ‘chance’ meeting in the departures lounge, set by fate…
and Barbara Renel with her flash piece inspired by a painting.
Thanks once again to Brockley Brewery for hosting, much appreciated!
On Wednesday 11th December at 6.30, you are invited to City Writes Autumn 2019, at City125 Suite, 26-38 Whiskin Street EC1R 0JD (access via Rhind Building on St John’s Street)
Arachne Press editors Cherry Potts and Rosamund Davies will be reading alongside other Story Cities authors, Evleen Towey, Jayne Buxton and Máire Owens and there will be readings from the winners of this term’s flash writing contest Harriet Atkinson, Kathrine Bancroft, Helen Ferguson, Bren Gosling, Shabnam Grewal, Andrea Holck, Revati Kumar, Shibani Lal, Natasha Mirzoian and Angus Whitty.
More readings from the Storytelling Chair, in the skittles alley, under the Painted Hall, in the Old Royal Naval College, in Greenwich. That sounds a bit like we are sending you on a treasure hunt…
Rosamund Davies introducing the book
And reading from Steven Wingate‘s story You Stand in the Secret Place
full audio later…
Story Cities writers were invited to read from the Storytelling Chair made by Matt Nicholls, at the launch of London Design Festival at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich last night. Here are recordings of our stories read there. (We are back on Sunday! see below)
Shamini Sriskandarajah reads Coffee
Cherry Potts reads Foundation Myth
Annabel Banks reads Other Signals
Evleen Towey reads School Bus
Roland Denning reads Seeing in the Dark
Nic Vine reads Tech Down
Rosamund Davies reads Today’s Arrivals and Departures
The Story Cities book is for sale in the bookshop under the Painted Hall, and in the visitor centre for the duration of the festival which includes next weekend Open House festival so you can get in and see everything free!
Or you can buy it from us, or any really good bookshop.
UNESCO world heritage site, the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, joins London Design Festival for the first time this year with a free exhibition showcasing local artists and makers.
What does that have to do with books, I hear you mutter.
We’ve had a bit to do with ORNC via Greenwich University and the Greenwich Book Festival, which are both on their site, and it turns out someone from ORNC came to our GBF session on Story Cities and enjoyed it so much she asked us to get involved in their event for London Design Festival.
Inside the Painted Hall (open to ticket-holders Adults £12, Kids under 16 free, includes a free tour of the Old Royal Naval College. https://ornc.digitickets.co.uk/tickets) in the Victorian Skittle Alley, is The Storytelling Chair made by Matt Nicholls Designs from recycled wood.
You can see where this is going.
We will be making use of the storytelling chair during the festival, with a couple of pop-up sessions. The first session is this Friday and is an invitation only event, where Annabel Banks, Evleen Towey, Nic Vine, Shamini Sriskandarajah, Roland Denning, Rosamund Davies and Cherry Potts are reading but…
On Sunday 15th September at 3pm we’ll be popping up again, for about 15 minutes, with Nic Vine, Rosamund Davies, Matthew Pountney and Cherry Potts and maybe Shamini Sriskandarajah reading our own and other stories from Story Cities in or beside the chair. It is very brief, so if you want to catch it, allow time to find us! (dont forget you need a painted hall ticket) The book will be on sale in the Painted Hall bookshop (no ticket required) throughout the festival, which runs 14th-22nd September.
First of the videos from the launch of Mamiaith at Canolfan Ucheldre in Holyhead.
On the night the Eisteddfod packed up early because the weather was so bad, the hardy folk of Ynys Môn shrugged on their coats, and very possibly sou’westers and wellies, and came out to celebrate Ness Owen’s lovely book.
I don’t normally include my wittering on in the videos, but there were some important things to report in this introduction, so it’s included.
And here’s author Ness Owen reading her title poem, Mamiaith.
Jeremy Dixon likes to travel and he is off to Edinburgh for Book Fringe
Lunchtime at Lighthouse: These start at 1pm and run for 30 minutes.
Evenings at Golden Hare: These start at 6.30pm and run for 1 hour.
ALL events are FREE: no tickets, no ticket booking!