Get a Taste for Happy Endings

One of the joys of touring an Arachne book is getting an actor or two involved.

Our most regular contributor this season has been Carrie Cohen reading her own work (she writes as Carolyn Eden) and that of Sarah Evans and of course, Liam Hogan.

Here is a snapshot of Carrie & author Liam Hogan reading from Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed at the launch.

Carrie is joining Liam again for

Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG (free)
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30 Burley Fisher bookshop, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA (free)

ValCon… the convention you weren’t expecting – video

You think you’ve been paid to impersonate a Valkyrie for the computer nerds who think they are heroes, because you are blonde, muscular and really tall – and then you discover there is rather more to the gig than you thought. Is that – actually – Odin?

Louisa Gummer reads an extract from ValCon, one of the stories in Liam Hogan’s debut fantasy short story collection, Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed.

Next Dates on the Tour

Lewisham Lewisham Library on
Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm , Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)

Haggerston, Burley Fisher books on
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)

Oxford: Albion Beatnik on
Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)

The Painted Platform – video

Actor Carrie Cohen reads from Liam Hogan‘s Short Story The Painted Platform at the launch of his debut collection Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

When you are in danger and don’t know what to do, keep walking until you find a woman who does.

Carrie is joining Liam again for readings at Lewisham Library on 25th April

and Burley Fisher Books on 26th April.

Your next chance to catch Liam reading (in company with Louisa Gummer) is TONIGHT! 20th April at North Kensington Library 6pm

To Be A Hero – video

The magnificent Carrie Cohen get’s her cackle on for To Be A Hero

Why would you want your child to be a hero… especially when there’s all that sacrifice involved?

Videoed at the launch of Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed by Liam Hogan, at the Old Church, Stoke Newington.

Carrie is joining Liam again for readings at Lewisham Library on 25th April

and Burley Fisher Books on 26th April.

Your next chance to catch Liam reading (in company with Louisa Gummer) is 20th April at North Kensington Library 6pm

 

 

Bad Day… for some

another video from the launch of Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed. Liam Hogan reads

BAD DAY

 

You can BUY a COPY here

or catch more readings from Liam (and friends) on the tour

Wednesday 12/04/2017 7pm for 7.30pm Basildon Library The Basildon Centre, St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, SS14 1EE (free)
Thursday 20/4/17 6pm North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ with Louisa Gummer reading one of the stories. (free)
Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30 Burley Fisher bookshop, 400 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, E8 4AA with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Albion Beatnik Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)
Wednesday 03/05/17 Teashop Tales Queenswood Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JP (£5 on the door)
Thursday  04/05/2017 8pm West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN with Lisa Rose reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday  17/05/2017 7pm The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE with Annalie Wilson reading one of the stories. (free)

Statues ruffle feathers – video

Another video from the Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed launch, Liam Hogan reads Feathers

You can BUY a COPY here

or catch more readings from Liam (and friends) on the tour

Wednesday 12/04/2017 7pm for 7.30pm Basildon Library The Basildon Centre, St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, SS14 1EE (free)
Thursday 20/4/17 6pm North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ with Louisa Gummer reading one of the stories. (free)
Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30 Burley Fisher bookshop, 400 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, E8 4AA with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Albion Beatnik Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)
Wednesday 03/05/17 Teashop Tales Queenswood Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JP (£5 on the door)
Thursday  04/05/2017 8pm West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN with Lisa Rose reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday  17/05/2017 7pm The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE with Annalie Wilson reading one of the stories. (free)

 

Happy Launch Guaranteed

Carrie Cohen helping out with ‘To Be A Hero’, and ‘The Painted Platform’… a good choice to read at height.

‘Unaccustomed as I am to pulpit speaking…’

The queue for a signed copy

They may not be great photos but we had a lot of fun launching Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who came and bought books in large numbers, even the local cat came in to check it out, though he was let off buying a book.

Liam reading The Giant, Snow White

Join us at Basildon Library 7pm on Wednesday 12th April for more live readings from Liam.

With Paper for Feet at Words and Ears

Jennifer A McGowan was one of the guest poets at Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon last week. here are the videos – this was the penultimate date in the With Paper for Feet tour, final outing is Cheltenham’s Buzzwords, on 30th April, I won’t be there to video so these are the final records of what has been a brilliant tour.

Another Witch

Bloody Corner

Lot’s Wife Considers Reincarnation

Cinderella’s Mother

A Sort of Love Story

Mr Fox

Mara Speaks

Something About Love

The Witch Box

Lillith Dreams Again of the End of the World

The Story Sessions: Retelling Tales – poems – audio

The poems not caught on camera…

Joy Howard‘s Melangell and the Hare,

Olympus Inc  and Living to Tell the Tale (explicit language warning!)

All these and more available in Foraging

and Zoe Brigley Thompson‘s Letter to Leda on Getting Married

all read by Cherry Potts

The Story Sessions- Retelling Tales- Jennifer A McGowan

Jennifer A  McGowan retells tales pretty much non-stop in her poetry. Here are her takes on Fairy Tales, the Bible, Shakespeare, Nigerian Folk Tales and Greek Mythology. These and more are available in With Paper for Feet

Jennifer is reading at Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon on 30th March, and Buzzwords in Cheltenham on 30th April.