This Friday: With Paper for Feet in Oxford

Readings galore coming up. This Friday in Oxford: With Paper for Feet author Jennifer A McGowan is at Albion Beatnik 7.30pm reading from the collection of myth based poems.

Here’s a sample from the launch: Judith & Holofernes

Shortest Day Longest Night on Tour Oxford Recordings

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

Help us crowdfund for the rest of the tour and the next books

Shortest Day, Longest Night TOUR starts in Oxford

That’s TOMORROW, folks…Friday 7.30 06/01/2017

At Albion Beatnik in Walton Street
Line Up:

 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

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Oxford and Lewisham Liberties

copx4938 dzwp9631 hhjs1295 rkcd9549 urch7729 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.

Liberty Tales Tour Continues: Lewisham… and an Essex cancellation

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

 

Liam Hogan

Liam Hogan

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Cherry

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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.

Liberty Tales Tour Starts Today in Oxford

Here’s a quick snippet of Cliff Chapman reading Jeremy Dixon‘s Poem Tabernacle Lane, last night at the Liberty Tales Launch in Greenwich.

Had a problem with the camera again, so it will only be sound files for this evening. FRUSTRATING!

Thanks to everyone who read last night: Bernie Howley, Alison Lock, Katy Darby, Carolyn Eden, and to Carrie Cohen and Cliff Chapman for reading on behalf of Jeremy, David Guy and Anna Fodorova

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 CoganCarolyn Eden, Nick RawlinsonKaty 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.

Reading Devilskein & Dearlove, Rochester and Oxford

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.)

Launching The Other Side of Sleep: Naming: AD 2006

Some of our poets are very obliging about helping to promote The Other Side of Sleep, here is Alwyn Marriage reading at Oxford and London

There are messages buried in this poem, but without Alwyn to explain them you are unlikely to discover them…

Launching The Other Side of Sleep: Title Poem

Here’s a couple of different takes on the title poem: The Other Side of Sleep: The poet, Kate Foley at the London launch (Lauderdale House),

and the editor, Cherry Potts, at the Oxford launch (Albion Beatnik)

Launching The Other Side of Sleep – Graffiti

Here’s some audio from Bom-Bane’s in Brighton and video from Albion Beatnik in Oxford, of Elinor Brooks reading her poem Graffiti, at the launches for The Other Side of Sleep