Here’s a sample from the launch: Judith & Holofernes
We had a bit of a technologically challenged evening at Albion Beatnik. I won’t go into the whys and wherefores but there’s no video, no photos and the sound recording cut out temporarily too.
Here’s what I managed to salvage!
All but the first few words of Wendy Gill reading A Little Favour
Sarah James reading At the Hotel de la Lune
Pauline Walker reading Left of Earth, Right of Venus
A tiny bit of David Mathews reading Mouse
David Steward reading The Cutty Wren
You can catch us on tour Sat 14/01/2017 3pm Wivenhoe Library, High Street Wivenhoe, Essex
Stories: Rosalind Stopps, Cherry Potts, David Steward, Katy Darby, Poem: Lisa Kelly
Buy the book: Shortest Day, Longest Night
That’s TOMORROW, folks…Friday 7.30 06/01/2017
At Albion Beatnik in Walton Street
Sarah James Cut Short, and At the Hotel de la Lune.
A family Sunday ritual changed for ever, and night in an hotel.
David Mathews Mouse
Grandmother, child, and pregnant mouse all seek shelter in a wood
Pauline Walker Left of Earth, Right of Venus
Mother searches space for grief striken daughter
David Steward The Cutty Wren
In the trenches, solstice 1916
Wendy Gill A Little Favour
A trust betrayed, a friendship destroyed
Here we all are having a rollicking good time at Albion Beatnik in Oxford. There was a bit of discussion about the correct pronunciation of ‘C’ in Latin , and there was apparently a bona fide Classics teacher in the audience, so only one author was brave enough to read their Magna Carta clause in the original.
Here’s some snippets of video (yay! got the video to work!) to whet your appetite for TONIGHT’s event in Lewisham.
With Oxford (Thank you to Dennis at Albion Beatnik for hosting) under our belts – and some in-focus video – I think – which we will share tomorrow, our thoughts turn to next week, and LEWISHAM.
Join Jim Cogan, Liam Hogan, David Mathews and Cherry Potts for stories of day release, love in captivity, crossing borders and escaping the past, Wednesday 7pm 23/11/2016 Lewisham Library: 199,Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG
Which will be perfectly lovely.
HOWEVER: COLCHESTER, we are going to have to let you down for the time being! Sorry! Greenstead Library are temporarily unable to host us, and we are looking at rebooking in Mid January. Just co-ordinating author diaries now.
Had a problem with the camera again, so it will only be sound files for this evening. FRUSTRATING!
You can hear Jeremy read Tabernacle Lane, and two others himself TONIGHT 7.30 at Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6AA, alongside stories from Jim Cogan, Carolyn Eden, Nick Rawlinson, Katy Darby and more poems from Elinor Brooks and Bernie Howley,.
Explore an unusual Gaudy Night, fish weirs, walking out, when it safer to appear witless, finding yourself in San Francisco, religious intolerance, and exactly what the value of a passport really is.
Alix Adams, long-term supporter of Arachne Press, put her reading glasses on and stepped in to the breach for two readings of Devilskein & Dearlove, our magnificent Young Adult novel by Alex Smith, first at Rochester Literature Festival and then at Albion Beatnik in Oxford.
Alix is a past mistress of ‘reading in voices’, although a Cape Town accent is beyond her, and spent many hours when I first met her, reading to me while I washed up – it’s the only way she could get me to do it! It’s good to be able to share her talents with the rest of the world. (We have a dishwasher now.)