Happy Author with book

I had to share this picture (THANK YOU Lucinda Sieger) I don’t know when I’ve seen an author look so deliriously happy to have their very own book in their hands.

That’s Math Jones, that is, with The Knotsman. You can see Math looking very happy about his book this WEDNESDAY 10th April at The Nell of Old Drury, Catherine Street Covent Garden from 7pm where we will be celebrating publication with cake and ale as is proper for something set in the seventeenth century, and readings from Math. Free entry, free cake, but we do expect you to buy a book!

Kate Foley – President of the Suffolk Poetry Society

Well, well!

Our Kate is the new President of the Suffolk Poetry Society

Kate Foley is a longtime resident of Suffolk, now splitting her time between there and Amsterdam.

Here are some pictures from the inauguration…

Kate’s first ‘outing’ as president will be on 11th May, when she will lead a workshop, and do a reading for the SPS Festival at John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET.

She will also be reading at our Writing the Past event for Hither Green Festival at Manor House Library SE13 on May 18th (details to follow) and  the popular Fourth Friday event at The Poetry Cafe, Betterton St on May 24th.

We publish Kate in numerous anthologies plus her two collections, A Gift of Rivers and The Don’t Touch Garden (also available as an audio book)

Buy books by Kate

Happy International Women’s Day 2019

A quick name check of all our brilliant women writers, poets, short story authors and novelists.

Gosh, there are a lot of you aren’t there!

Alex Reece Abbott Alex Smith Alison Lock Alison Moore  Alison Willis  Angela Trevithick Anita Sethi Anna Fodorova A.J. Akoto Abigail Beckel Adrienne Silcock Alannah Egan Alice Tarbuck Alwyn Marriage Angela France Anne Elizabeth Bevan Anne Macaulay  Arike Oke Annabel Banks Alexandra Penland Arna Radovich Aisling Keogh Alison Gerhard  Anne Elizabeth Bevan Ash Lim

Bernie Howley Bridie Toft Bobbie Darbyshire Belinda Huang Barbara Renel

C T Kingston Cassandra Passarelli Caroline Hardman Carolyn Eden Cath Bore Catherine Sharpe Cherry Potts Cindy George Clare Owen Clare Sandling Cathy Bryant Clare Shaw
Corie Feiner Cath Holland Cathy Lennon C.A. Limina Catherine Jones Catriona Yule

Dizz Tate Diana Powell

Eileen Carney Hulme Elinor Brooks Elizabeth Parker Ellery Akers Emma Lee Ellen O’Neill Ellie Stewart  Emily Cleaver Emily Pedder  Emma Timpany Evleen Towey Elizabeth Hopkinson Elisabeth Simon Elizabeth Stott Elaine Hughes

Fiona Salter Frances Gapper

Ghillian Potts Gabrielle Choo Geraldine Green

Helen Morris Helen Slavin

Ilora Choudhury

Jane Aldous Jennifer A. McGowan Jill Sharp Joan Leotta Judi Sutherland Jackie Taylor Jacqueline Downs Jessica Lott Joan Taylor-Rowan J. A. Hopper, Julia Kent,  Jennifer Rickard, Jenny Ramsay, Joanne L. M. Williams, Jayne Buxton Jess Kilby Jasmin Kirkbride Jane Roberts

Karen Bovenmyer Karina Lutz Kate Foley Kate Wise Katie Evans Katy Lee Kelly Davis Katerina Watson Katy Darby Kirsty Fox Karen Ankers Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier

Laila Sumpton Laura Page Lindsay Reid Laura Martz Laura Williams Lee Nash Lily Peters Louise Swingler Lucy Grace Lucy Smith Laura Besley Lucy Ribchester

Mandy Macdonald Maria Kyle Mi L Holliday Michelle Shine Marlee Cox
Megan E. Freeman Michelle Penn Melaina Barnes Maja Bodenstein Máire Malone Miriam Sorrentino Marika Josef Marka Rifat

Natalie Gasper Ness Owen Nina Murray

Pat Tompkins Paula Read Pauline Walker Peng Shepherd Penny Pepper Pippa Gladhill Polly Hall Patty Tomsky Patricia McCaw Patience Mackarness

Rebecca Gould Rebecca J Payne Rebecca Skipwith Rosalind Stopps Robin Winckel-Mellish Rosamund Davies Rachael McGill Reshma Ruia Roppotucha Greenberg

Sarah Deckro Sarah Lawson Sherry Morris Sarah Tait Sarah James Swati Khurana Sara Elgerot Susan Cartwright-Smith Steph Thompson Sue Birchenough Sarah-Clare Conlon Shamini Sriskandarajah Su Yin Yap

Tania Hershman

Uschi Gatward

Wes Lee Wendy Gill

An Outbreak of Peace – Ness Owen

photo-ness2Ness Owen lives on the island of Ynys Mon where she writes plays, poetry and stories in between lecturing and farming. Her work has appeared in various journals including Poetry Wales, Red Poets, I, S & T, The Fat Damsel, Culture Matters and in four anthologies published by Arachne Press, Three Drops Press, Here and Now project and Mother’s Milk Books. Her bi-lingual poetry collection Mamiaith is due out next year from Arachne Press

Short plays produced:

The Footpath – Ucheldre Rep – The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
Keep Moving – Suitcase Community Theatre – Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Goodbye My Love – Scriptslam Sherman Cymru, Cardiff
Shut Up – Dirty Protest – The Bar in Galeri, Caernarfon
Saviour’s Day – Dirty Protest – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Ness’s poem Left at the Cenotaph is in An Outbreak of Peace

Rebecca will be reading an extract from the story at the Manchester Launch THIS FRIDAY 6.30 at Blackwells. free tickets here.

 

An Outbreak of Peace – Lily Peters

Lily Peters was born and raised in south-east London and Normandy. After studying French and Spanish at Durham University she moved to Newcastle and became a secondary school teacher of modern foreign languages. Despite only recently completing her MEd, Lily is about to embark on a MA in Creative Writing.

Lily’s story for An Outbreak of Peace is The Spider Plant by my Bed

Lily will be reading an extract from the story at the Manchester Launch THIS FRIDAY 6.30 at Blackwells. free tickets here.

 

An Outbreak of Peace – Rebecca Skipwith

Rebecca Skipwith is an editor and charity worker, currently working with people with learning difficulties and survivors of violence. She practised writing with Literary Kitchen and has written stories that have been longlisted by the New Writer and performed by Liars’ League.

Rebecca’s story for An Outbreak of Peace is Surplus Women

Rebecca will be reading an extract from the story at the Manchester Launch THIS FRIDAY 6.30 at Blackwells. free tickets here.

 

An Outbreak of Peace: Sarah Tait

Sarah Tait is a Ramsgate Poet, beach-walker and haiku fan. An active member of her local poetry scene in Thanet, Kent, Sarah has been published in a number of magazines, as well as regularly performing her own work.

Sarah will read her poem The Grass is Waking in the Ground at the An Outbreak of Peace launch at Housman’s TODAY 7pm

An Outbreak of Peace: Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny is a poet and playwright, and was co-founder of Telltale Press, and co-editor of Truths, A Telltale Press Anthology. His poetry publications include The Nightwork (Telltale Press 2014) and A Guernsey Double (2010, Guernsey Arts Commission). His latest comedy for theatre was A Glass of Nothing. He blogs at peterkenny.co.uk

Peter will read his poem, War diary in 1/72 scale, at the An Outbreak of Peace launch at Housmans TODAY 14th November 7pm

An Outbreak of Peace: Clare Owen

After working as an actor and arts administrator in London, Clare married a boat builder and moved to Cornwall.  She promptly had three children and set up an improvised theatre company, re-enacting the stories of their audiences around the county.  More recently she has co-written and performed with the all women ensemble, ‘Riot of the Freelance Mind’ and she regularly reads her short fiction at spoken word events and local festivals.  She has just finished her first YA novel Zed and the Cormorants, which will be published by Arachne Press in  2019/20

Clare will read from her story The Cormorant at the An Outbreak of Peace Launch at Housmans TOMORROW 14th December 7pm

AND

at Lost in Books, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BS

on 16th November 2018 6pm

An Outbreak of Peace: Valerie Bence

After a career in academia, Valerie Bence finished a doctorate in her mid-fifties and then moved from academic to creative writing, completing an MA in Poetry in 2016. She works mainly with objects and artworks but writes ekphrastic poems in its broadest sense, encompassing truth, memory, place and time. Time is an especially powerful focus and she finds that writing on significant anniversaries or in real-time brings another dimension to the writing process.

Her first collection Falling in Love With a Dead Man (based on Rembrandt artworks) is to be published in 2019. Valerie lives and works in Bucks.

Valerie will be reading her poem, Light at the London launch of An Outbreak of Peace

at Housmans on 14th November 7pm