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.
Tonight, Friday 7th June, Arachne Press authors, Bartle Sawbridge and Cherry Potts are taking part in Hidden Corners, the WooA event for Brockley Max at the Talbot pub, corner of Tyrwhitt Road and Lewisham Way.
Two stories each, and a silly writing game after the interval. 7.30pm
We run The Story Sessions to showcase whatever we’ve published most recently, and to give authors a chance to experiment, show off and promote their work, whether published by us or not. There are three different ways of doing that: through applying to headline (see the end of this post) bringing something that is brand new, or not quite working, to the test bed to get audience opinion, or joining in with 100 words in Flash from the Floor
We have the line up for The Story Sessions for 18th January, Winter Tales
We are not entirely sure which authors/poets are reading their own work, but the material is chosen… Headlining: Rosalind StoppsDeliver Me Math JonesSkadhi’s Laughter Megan E Freeman On Winter Days in Northern Norway, read by Annalie Wilson Karina Lutz New Kinds of Weather read by Annalie Wilson
Cath Blackfeather Winter Tale Anne Macaulay It’s January Where We Are Now Testbed:
Michael Carey Regeneration
Plus, music from Annalie, and, we hope, plenty of Flash from the Floor from the audience!
Join us at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE at 7.30 on Wednesday 18th January for music, murder, myth, laughter, and all kinds of weather.
If you are coming to our Singing workshop with Lester Simpson, (there are 8 places left by the way!) it would be worth dropping round the corner to CroftFest’s CroftMass on your way. It starts at 12 and there are food stalls and markets and Santa’s Grotto (If you don’t feel too old for that!). So just nice time to grab your lunch from the ‘famous vegetarian food stall’ at Jays, or get your face painted at the Estate Agents!
A plethora of events coming up. Thanks to the Arts Council support, from the 16th November on we are out and about with Liberty Tales, and The Story Sessions season at The Brockley Deli kicks off too! Meet authors, listen to stories and poems, (sometime read by actors) and, at The Story Sessions, join in!
WRITERS AND MUSICIANS: you have until 23:59 tomorrow to submit your story, poem or music on the theme of Shortest Night, for This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival to be held on 21st December 2016.
EVERYBODY especially Shakespeare enthusiasts: Tomorrow is our free Midsummer Night in the Garden event. It looks like the weather will be fine so book you place via the library on 0208 314 7794 bring a picnic blanket and some insect repellant! We will be selling books, strawberries and cake, and there will be alcohol available for a donation.
Because it’s a leap year the Solstice is actually today. looking at the torrential rain I’m glad we went with the day people think is Midsummer even though it isn’t. quite.
Last month: LGBT History, this month International women’s Month – that’s a whole 1/6th of the year dedicated to me!
Seriously though, we are still looking for more women from the lesbian, bi and trans communities to get involved in Outcome. I am determined that the book will be properly representative or the people around me. Tom has a deadline of 1st April to get the balance right (conveniently at the end of International Women’s Month) I’ve been hijacking my own book launch events for The Dowry Blade to go on about Outcome, and I think I’ve sent an email or a Facebook or Twitter hint to every single one of my lesbian friends suggesting immortality is a click of the shutter away, but if I missed someone I’m sorry! Stand up with your sisters… Contact me!
This isn’t about celebrity, or some weird media construct of beauty, okay? It’s about who we really are, and it’s important! Every one of us is unique and amazing and has a story to tell. A number of people have said – but I don’t have a picture of myself as a child. Initially that stalled us, but we’ve thought it through – If there is a story behind that, tell it, we still want you involved.
The Crowd fund has only 2 days to run, expiring around 2pm this Thursday, and we are still getting a steady drip of pledges through. Feel free to help out! Pre-order a copy of the book, invite yourself to the launch in October, or get yourself a badge or a set of postcards, every little helps and is appreciated.
Here are just a few of the magnificent lesbians who are already involved.
With ten days to go on our crowd fund for Outcome, our first non fiction title, and our first photographic book, we are at 87% of our target. If you would like to back the crowd find you can do so on Kickstarter please spread the word, we still need £304. It’s an all or nothing crowd fund, so if we don’t meet the target we won’t get any of the money and there will be no book.
We’ll be doing a round-up of where we are with the photographs later in the week, Tom had a pop up studio at the Ku bar in Leicester Square on Friday and is planning another this Friday,probably at the same place, so if you are interested and have yet to be photographed, get in touch! Although we are aiming at 100 photos of which 80 will be int he book, the more we have the more we can choose from, and the more flexible we can be in providing tailored versions of the exhibition to galleries, libraries, museums, community centres, schools and colleges. If you run one of these and would be interested in hosting the exhibition, please get in touch.