Tymes goe by Turnes Crowdfund reward: Supporter T-shirt

There will only ever be as many of these T-shirts as there are people ordering them. The more people order, the more money we make per T-shirt that can go towards the festival. This design is the cover of the anthology, as designed by Kevin Threlfall.

We will get them printed after the end of the campaign, so they should be available by 1st Dec 2020

Unisex, short sleeves, sizes tend to be a bit small, so you might want to order a size larger than normal.

Select reward £25 or more

Tymes Goe By Turnes T Shirt

 

Tymes goe by Turnes Crowdfund reward: Supporter T-shirt

Tshirt design for websiteThere will only ever be as many of these T-shirts as there are people ordering them. The more people order, the more money we make per T-shirt that can go towards the festival. This design is unique to these shirts, we don’t use it for the official merchandise for the festival, so when you wear it, you will be instantly identifiable as the special, generous person that you are! We are aiming at 20, but will definitely not make more than 50. We will get them printed after the end of the campaign, so they should be available by 1st Dec 2020

Unisex, short sleeves, sizes tend to be a bit small, so you might want to order a size larger than normal.

Select reward £25 or more

Solstice Shorts Supporter T Shirt

 

Women on the Move: Poetry and Flash for International Women’s Day

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.

Hidden Corners for Brockley Max

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

bartle saf

Cherry and Julian small

Arachne’s Fifth Birthday coming up – how shall we celebrate?

I have had it drawn to my attention that Arachne will be five at the end of July, so we should celebrate – but how?

I think it would be appropriate to do a little more than blow up balloons, fun though that is… make suggestions!

The Story Sessions Freedom Tales recordings

The first of our new season of The Story Sessions – Freedom Tales

The headliners:

Sarah Lawson: Animal Liberation

David Steward The Last Goodnight

Annalie Wilson reading The Branded Hand by Brian Johnstone

And Liberty by Andrew McCallum

Jim Cogan Lag

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

Test Bed: Cherry Potts Simple Girls (extract)

Flash from the Floor

David

Annalie (read by Cherry)

Music

Annalie Wilson is our Actor/Singer in residence for this season of The Story Sessions

Annalie singing We Will Be Heard, a song written to celebrate Emily Wilding Davison

and Save Me

If you’ve enjoyed these recordings, come along next time, 18th January 7.30 at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE for Winter Tales, with a stories from Rosalind Stopps and probably that Liam Hogan, poems from Nancy Charley, Megan E Freeman, Karina Lutz and whatever we choose from the responses to the call out after the deadline which is…Tomorrow!!!. So if you are a writer, especially if you can GET to the event, send us your wintery offerings of under 2000 words NOW.

The Story Sessions- Coming Up: Winter Tales

gate-burton-frostWe 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 Stopps Deliver Me
Math Jones Skadhi’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.

Get Writing! The Story Sessions Needs YOU!

The deadline for submissions to The Story Sessions  Winter Session (in winter, theme  Winter!) fast approaches. Send us your stories (2000 words or LESS) with a winter theme by 4th January – via SUBMITTABLE please. People who can read their work at the event on Wednesday 18th January at The Brockley Deli will be given priority, but we do have our resident actor, Annalie Wilson if we get something we can’t resist by someone who can’t make it. Poems also acceptable, but we prefer stories, given the name.

julian in ruff

Need inspiration? There’s an event coming up that could help.

The Solstice Shorts Festival Write Through the Night event in Greenwich on 21st December 10pm – midnight… write in darkness… or as dark as it gets in London.

last minute type? If you miss the deadline you can still come along on the night and pen 100 words (no more!) on theme on the bus on the way there, or in the interval for the Flash from the Floor session.

 

We are Thunderclapping Solstice Shorts

Do what?

We are asking friends, supporters, family, authors, authors’ friends, supporters, family (and so on) to sign up to our thunderclap: it’s very simple: to make any impression on the white noise of social media we need  a lot of people to say the same thing at the same time, in this case 19th December, a couple of days before Solstice Shorts.

All you need to do is go to ThunderClap and click on a couple of buttons – Twitter and/or Facebook and/or Tumblr depending on which you use. Then our message will be stored by Thunderclap and released from everyone’s accounts onto an unsuspecting world all at the same time. Think of it as like Crowdfunding, but CrowdShouting instead.

BUT!! We need at LEAST 100 people to do it, or it doesn’t happen at all, so please spread the word!

(By the way ‘liking’ the link on Facebook, whilst lovely, doesn’t DO anything, you do need to go to the Thunderclap site and click something!)

The Press Release for Solstice Shorts should go out today too. so hopefully there will be articles and interviews blossoming onto websites and newspapers near you soon!

CroftMass on Saturday

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!

Lots more info on facebook