All the Writers for Time and Tide

Alison Lock, Sisterhood Of The Seas: Holyhead, Maryport
Angel Warwick, We Dig The Pig: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport
Carl Alexandersson, Tulpaner Och Liljekonvaljer: Maryport
Christine Ritchie, Clearance: Clydebank, Holyhead, Peterhead
Claire Booker, Fisherman’s Daughter: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport; and How Women Came to Tristan da Cunha: Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport, Peterhead
Elinor Brooks, Woman from North India on Bostadh Beach: Maryport, Peterhead
Elizabeth Parker, Overlord With Declan: Greenwich; and The Watchers: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Emma Lee, Casting A Daughter A Drift: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Holyhead; and When You Regret Wishing For Something Thrilling: Greenwich, Lisbon
Holly Blades, Delivery: Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon
Ian Macartney, Mother Fish: Clydebank; and Ovčice, Croatia: Peterhead
Ivonne Piper, No Tearaways: Holyhead
Jane Aldous, In The Shadows, On The Shore, Leith: Maryport, Peterhead
Jenny Mitchell, Church Mary Sounds The Sea, Clydebank, Greenwich,
JN Nucifera, City Of Water: Greenwich, Lisbon,
John Richardson, False Light: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Joy Howard, When Will We See The Sea: Peterhead
Julie Laing, Modality (Film): Clydebank, Greenwich
Kate Foley, Verticals: Hastings
Laura Potts, First Light: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead,
Lynn White, Paddling: Maryport,
Mandy Macdonald, Frocks Of Passage: Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead; and Half A Dozen Oranges: Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon
Math Jones, The nth Wave, Maryport,
Melissa Davies, Bird Wife: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport; Halibut: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport; Lookout Men: Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport; Seaweed: Maryport; Værøy: Greenwich, Maryport
Michelle Penn, The Sinking Of Mrs Margaret Brown: Greenwich, Maryport
Ness Owen, Sea Lessons: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon, Maryport
Nick Westerman, Napoleon: Greenwich, Maryport
Olivia Dawson Points of Interest: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Maryport, Peterhead
Philip Hewitson And Susan Cartwright-Smith, Open Water (Film): Greenwich, Maryport
Reshma Ruia, Crossing the Black Water: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon
Sarah Tait, Bosun’s Locker: Maryport; and Hawser: Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Savanna Evans, On A Day Like This: Greenwich, Maryport
Simon Whitfield, A Conjuring Poem: Peterhead
Thomas Tyrrell, Of Grainne Mhaol: Greenwich
Valerie Bence, Arrival: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport
Vivien Jones, I Nearly Drownded, Daddy: Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport

Stories
Elizabeth Hopkinson, A Madras Crossing: Greenwich
Diana Powell, Ballast: Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon, Maryport; and Sea Change, Greenwich, Holyhead
Cathy Lennon, Casting The Stones: Lisbon
Neil Lawrence, Diaspora: Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon
Juliet Humphreys, Fisherfolk: Greenwich,
Holly Magee, Granmama’s Paradise: Lisbon
Linda McMullen, The Fisherman’s Wife: Clydebank, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport, Peterhead
Eoghan Hughes, Herr Dressler: Hastings, Maryport,
Pauline Walker, Hingland: Greenwich
Roppotucha Greenberg, Listen, Noah’s Wife: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead, Peterhead
Emily Bullock, Man Overboard: Lisbon
CB Droege, Metharme: Lisbon, Maryport
Kilmeny Macmichael, Remittance: Greenwich
Barbara Renel, The Professor’s Daughter: Hastings, Maryport
Paul Foy, The Answer, My Friend: Hastings, Lisbon, Peterhead
Rob Walton, The Dowager Duchess Of Berwick-Upon-Tweed: Lisbon, Maryport
Maria Kyle, The Surgeon’s Mate: Greenwich, Hastings
Cindy George, The Wreck Of The Kyllikki: Greenwich
Sheila Lockhart, Turquoise: Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon

Songs
Kevan Taplin, Migrants: Greenwich
Chip Wilson/London Sea Shanty Collective, Scarborough Street: Greenwich
Hopewell Ink, At Sea: Holyhead
Fiona & Gorwel Owen, Across: Holyhead
Nicola Reed, Salina’s Harbour: Maryport
John Chambers, Here and Gone: Maryport

 

ANNOUNCING the line-up for Time and Tide

This is it! the final selection. It’s a complex process involving a lot of people making decisions, and there’s a way to go yet as we need to secure funding, but! here they are – congratualtions to all our poets, singers, authors and film-makers.

How do tides affect our lives? How has that changed through history?

Making a living on or by the sea – fishermen and pirates, wreckers and dockers – making a new life across the sea – escaping pograms and wars, and the endlessly travelling – to paddlers and wild swimmers.

Follow the links to individual venues for each lineup.

Clydebank

Greenwich

Hastings

Holyhead

Lisbon

Maryport

Peterhead

All performances take place on 21st December 2019, and anything physically written down will be published in the anthology Time and Tide

Time and Tide Shortlisted Poetry Films, and Songs

The last bit of the shortlisting for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019 Time and Tide is done.

Our singer/songwriters are

Kevan Taplin
Chip Wilson
Kathy Hopewell
Fiona and Gorwel Owen
Nicola Reed
John Chambers

We’ve got some really lovely material to choose from here.

Our poetry/film writer/directors are
Julie Laing
Philip Hewitson and Susan Cartwight-Smith

Musicians, if chosen, will perform at their closest venue, films may, potentially, be shown anywhere, provided we can work out the logistics.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for your patience.

Fiction Shortlist for Time and Tide

Here we go!

the fiction shortlist for this years Solstice Shorts Festival ,Time and Tide is

(drum roll)

Barbara Renel
Cathy Lennon
CB Droege
Cindy George
Diana Powell
Elizabeth Hopkinson
Emily Bullock
Eoghan Hughes
Holland Magee
Juliet Humphreys
Kilmeny MacMichael
Linda McMullen
Maria Kyle
Matthew Keeley
Neil Lawrence
Paul Foy
Pauline Walker
Rob Walton
Roppotucha Greenberg
Sheila Lockhart

Congratulations everyone.

POETRY Shortlist for Time And Tide

Congratulations to shortlisted Poets:

Alison Lock
Angel Warwick
Carl Alexandersson
Christine Ritchie
Claire Booker
Elinor Brooks
Eliot Hudson
Emma Lee
Holly Blades
Iain Jaeger
Ian Macartney
Ivonne Piper
Jane Aldous
Jenny Mitchell
Jn Nucifera
Jo Gale
John Richardson
Joy Howard
Julie Laing
Juliette Sebock
Kate Foley
Laura Potts
Lizzie Parker
Lynn White
Mandy Macdonald
Math Jones
Melissa Davies
Michelle Penn
Ness Owen
Nick Westerman
Olivia Dawson
Reshma Ruia
Sara Elgerot
Sarah Tait
Savanna Evans
Simon Whitfield
Steven Jackson
Terry Conway
Thomas Osatchoff
Thomas Tyrrell
Valerie Bence
Vivien Jones

It’s still quite a long list! but we do have several sites to accommodate. If you sent more than one poem we will be in touch individually to let you know which has been shortlisted.

We are still working on the stories, and hope to have them shortlisted by the weekend.

The next stage is for the individual organisers to choose which pieces they want performed at their site, across 4 countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Portugal.

 

Longlist for Time and Tide

It’s a LONG Longlist, and it contains…

Adrienne Silcock

Alison Lock

Amanda Oosthuizen

Amelia Kyazze

Angel Warwick

Ann Reed

Anthony Hamilton

Ash Lim

Barbara Renel

Bernard Briggs

Carl Alexandersson

Carol Shea

Carolyn Robertson

Cathy Lennon

CB Droege

Chip Wilson

Christine Ritchie

Cindy George

Claire Booker

Clare Burgess

David Bausor

David Douce

David Mathews

David McVey

Diana Powell

Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain

Elinor Brooks

Eliot Hudson

Elizabeth Hopkinson

Emily Bullock

Emma Lee

Eoghan Hughes

Fernanda Borges

Helen Chambers

Holland Magee

Holly Blades

Iain Jaeger

Ian Macartney

Jane Aldous

Jennifer Thomas

Jenny Mitchell

JN Nucifera

Jo Gale

Joanne Williams

John Chambers

John Richardson

Joshua Plack

Joy Howard

Julie Laing

Juliet Humphreys

Juliette Sebock

Karen Ankers

Karina Lutz

Kate Foley

Kathy Hopewell

Katy Darby

Kelly Davis

Kevan Taplin

Kilmeny MacMichael

Laura Besley

Laura Potts

Lesley Curwen

Linda McMullen

Lindsay Adam

Lizzie Parker

Louise Swingler

Lucy Grace

Lynn White

Malina Douglas

Mandy Macdonald

Mantz Yorke

Maria Kyle

Marka Rifat

Math Jones

Matt Barnard

Matthew Keeley

Megan McCaffrey

Melissa Davies

Michelle Penn

Moira Quinn

My Ly

Myrto Lida Zafeiridi

Natalie Gasper

Neil Brosnan

Neil Lawrence

Nerina Burke

Nick Westerman

Nicola Reed

Olivia Dawson

Paul Foy

Pauline Walker

Peter Kennedy

Peter Rafferty

Philip Hewitson

RESHMA RUIA

Richard Westcott

Rob Walton

Roppotucha Greenberg

Rosie Anderson

Ruth Aylett

Sara Elgerot

Sarah Evans

Sarah Tait

Savanna Evans

Sheila Lockhart

Simon Whitfield

Steven Jackson

Susan Cartwright-Smith

Terry Conway

Thomas Osatchoff

Thomas Tyrrell

Valerie Bence

Vanessa Owen

Vivien Jones

Congratulations everyone.

Solstice Shorts Time and Tide…

Submissions closed at midnight on Friday! Thank you  for the 192 entries. Let the long-listing commence…

time and tide posterised

Solstice Shorts – be quick

Here’s Marika Josef reading her poem, Still No Name from last year’s Solstice Shorts Anthology, Noon. As you can see, there is a book, and there are events, nearly six months after the festival. It’s not just about the shortest day of the year.

If you haven’t already sent us something there are only days left to submit… 21st June 23:59 BST.

MAX 2000 words, and make sure it’s to theme. (Time and Tide – historical, set by the sea, strong female characters)

Shuffle over to Submittable to get all the gen. You too might be reading in a brewery come this time next year.

The Tide is ebbing

Submissions for Time & Tide close on Friday. We’ve been going on about this for a week or so, and are getting tired of the sound of our own voices, so we aren’t going to remind you  (not here, anyway) again. Get your oar in the water and start paddling.

Historical, marine and riverine (is that a word?) theme, with strong female characters.

Stories and poems, ESPECIALLY stories, we’ve had a lot of poetry in: 2000 word limit, original, unpublished and in English, BSL, Portuguese, Scots Gaelic, Doric, or Welsh – with an English version for anything not in English.

Songs to theme in any language, send us a translation though, 5  min maximum, Original or Traditional – nothing that is someone else’s copyright. You, or someone you’ve organised to do it, needs to be able to perform at one of the venues: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Maryport, Holyhead, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon and possibly Brighton.

https://arachnepress.submittable.com/submit

 

To get you in the mood here’s video of Michelle Penn reading Ian Grosz’s poem Autumn Noon, from last year’s festival, Noon; performed at Brockley Max Festival at Brockley Brewery.

 

 

 

For NFFD Brockley Max does Solstice Shorts Stories

Today is National Flash Fiction Day, so we’re sharing some of our latest live flash fiction with you… scrooooll down!

Also several of Arachne’s authors are taking part in FlashFlood today

And we kick off our launch events for Story Cities (max 500 word flash stories about cities) at 10am this morning with a panel discussion from the editors all about getting the book together. Early birds, join us, it’s free (tickets)

The deadline for submitting to Time & Tide is nearly on us – get a move on! Music, Stories and Poetry set on or beside the coast or tidal rivers, with an historical slant. Yes we accept Flash!
via submittable by 23:59 BST on 21st June.

Ok, made you wait long enough…
Here are those flash fiction pieces from Noon that were read at Brockley Max this month, hosted by the very welcoming Brockley Brewery.

Marika Josef reads Toast Crumbs by Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier

 

A Vampire at Noon, by Patience Mackarness, also read by Marika

Up on the Roof, by Lily Peters read by Cherry Potts

Under the L, by Liam Hogan