Our final video for Arachneversary, Jennifer A McGowan talks about her poetry collection With Paper for Feet – covering Shakespeare, myth and fairytales, 16th century witchcraft and much more, with readings.
As part of our Eighth Anniversary Celebrations (The Arachneversary) editors Rosamund Davies, Cherry Potts and Kam Rehal discuss the ideas behind Story Cities and the process for choosing the stories, with reading snippets from Rosamund and Cherry plus Annabel Banks, Nic Vine, Maja Bodenstein. We drift off into current projects and writing in lockdown too.
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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…