Arachneversary – Foraging – Joy Howard

Interview with poet Joy Howard, author of Foraging, who also runs a small press, Grey Hen, so we wander off the point a bit. This is a phone conversation with added images, the sound isn’t great but we’ve included it for completeness. Only a couple of days left until the end of the Arachneversary celebrations!

You can buy Foraging from our webshop, but if you want that August discount, you need to get a move on, it expires 31st August at midnight. Use the code ARACHNEVERSARY at the checkout.

Lockdown reading: The Cormorant by Clare Owen

Collateral damage from Covid-19 has been having to delay the publication of Zed and the Cormorants, by Clare Owen. It was a tough decision but, it turns out, the right one; and next year we will be able to put together a really strong campaign to support the book.

In the meantime, here is Clare reading her short story from An Outbreak of Peace, The Cormorant which was very much a calling card for Zed, sharing, as it does, a location and character names, although not characters, unless you count the cormorant!

 

 

Lockdown reading – Gloria Sanders

Gloria Sanders was a regular at The Story Sessions, reading her own poetry and  on behalf of others. She has several poems in Departures.

Here she shares a live recording of a ‘character piece with poems’ she performed at Stand-up Tragedy.

You can buy Departures from our webshop, we will post copies out to you.

If you would prefer eBooks, they are available from your usual retailer, now VAT free! We recommend Hive for ePub.

Lockdown readings: ‘Here’

Samuel Wright reads his short story, Here.

So you all know we don’t publish horror, right? This is as close as we get. It’s fairly horrific, but the quiet way the story is told is what matters. when this file arrived I responded to Sam immediately, saying this sounds exactly like it does in my head.

Published in Dusk, (one of our Solstice Shorts anthologies) Here was performed live, in Carlisle and Rossendale, at dusk, on 21st December 2017.

You can buy Dusk from our webshop, we will post it to you.

If you would prefer eBooks, all these books are available from your usual retailer, now VAT free! We recommend Hive for ePub.

Audio File: Tymes goe by Turnes read by Math Jones

Math Jones has very kindly recorded for us the poem Tymes Goe by Turnes by Robert Southwell, which is the starting point for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival.

Math Jones - Geoff Robinson, photographer

Lovely, isn’t it!

Find out more about this call for submissions, and please tell your musician and writer friends.

 

 

 

Time and Tide Videos: Sea Change, Holyhead

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is Sea Change by Diana Powell read by Gillian Brownson at Holyhead

Limited edition illustrated book of the festival material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: Crossing the Black Water Greenwich & Oeiras

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is Crossing the Black Water by Reshma Ruia read by Patsy Prince; and audio from the Portuguese event in Oeiras, read by Holly Blades.

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only. (Join us at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair tomorrow, at Conway Hall to buy a copy in person!)

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: City of Water, Greenwich & Oeiras

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is  City of Water by J N nucifera, read by Chukwudi Onwere, BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels; and audio from the Portuguese event in Oeiras, read by Margot Walker-Dias.

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only. (Join us at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair on Saturday 22/2, at Conway Hall to buy a copy in person!)

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: Fisherman’s Daughter, Greenwich & Oeiras

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is Fisherman’s Daughter by Claire Booker read by Katy Darby; and audio from the Portuguese event in Oeiras.

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: I nearly Drownded, Daddy Greenwich & Oeiras

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is  by read by Katy Darby; and audio from the Portuguese event in Oeiras, read by Abby Blades

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.