Listen to Cherry Potts, Laila Sumpton, Michelle Penn, Katerina Watson Math Jones and Grace Cookey-Gam talking about and reading from work that will be performed in tomorrow’s Solstice Shorts Festival together with two of the songs – Anna Kissell’s Oh, the Dark (Bristol) and 3 Bucket Jones Light Another Candle for You
The first of our new season of The Story Sessions – Freedom Tales
Sarah Lawson: Animal Liberation
David Steward The Last Goodnight
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
Annalie (read by Cherry)
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.
We had a great night in Bath, with our join Liberty Tales/Shortest Day, Longest Night outing,with a very enthusiastic crowd, and readings from, in particular, Nick Rawlinson who not only read his own Into the Blue (Liberty Tales), but helped out Pippa Gladhill with Mercury and tackled David Mathews‘ Mouse. Nick felt the story was so intense it didn’t need the distraction of him performing and sat with his back to the camera! And Jill Sharp (On Reflection), was not happy to be filmed so we just have sound for each of these.
Also reading from Shortest Day, Longest Night and very happy to be filmed, was Cherry Potts (The Midwinter Wife)
Buy the book: Shortest Day, Longest Night
catch the tour:
Wednesday 7pm 18/01/2017 Brockley Deli The Story Sessions: Winter Tales Poems from Karina Lutz and Megan E Freeman (read by Annalie Wilson) Stories from Rosalind Stopps, plus other non-Arachne authors.
The Liberty Tales section of the Bath event will be posted later, watch this space.
Some recordings from our Liberty Tales event at Housmans
Katy Darby reads from Character Study
Carolyn Eden (Aka Carrie Cohen) reads from Free White Towel
Cassandra Passarelli reads from Girl in a Suitcase
Liam Hogan reads from The King’s Computer
You can hear more at our touring events – Bath 10th Jan and Colchester 25th Jan. see the events page for details
Our main character, Brede, arrives in the city, and finds it a threatening place
The obligatory scene in a tavern, which in the writing, which was done entirely for entertainment, discovered something important about a relatively minor character, and changed the course of the book…
An emotionally tense scene on a roof at night.
Thanks to Clapham Books for hosting. We may post some of the Q&A with a very chatty audience later, it’ll take a bit of editing!