Happy Ending: The Next Tour Date: Kensington

Liam Hogan is touring readings from his collection of eerie, darkly unsettling and frequently funny, fantasy stories, Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

Join us at North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove  W11 1PZ at 6pm on Thursday 20/4/2017

For this performance Liam is joined by actor Louisa Gummer

‘Deliciously Twisted’

In the realms of fantasy, it is foolish to upset the wee folk, downright dangerous to incur the curse of a witch, and above all, it is perilous to ignore a warning.

Happy Ending Not Guaranteed
Contains twenty-seven stories of dark fantasy, from chess-playing automatons to smooth-talking Celtic faeries; from the Longitude Act of 1714 to the End of the World (in fractal form). Bad Kings, bad demons, and bad days abound.

There is humour even in darkness. You just have to look harder for it.

#ACEFunded

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)

 

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

With Paper for Feet at Lewisham Library – Video

Video

The Tour Continues

TONIGHT!! Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

Jennifer A McGowan reads from With Paper for Feet at North Kensington Library

The Tour continues:

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

TOMORROW!!! Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan read at Albion Beatnik – Videos

the tour continues:

Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

Taster for The Story Sessions on 15th March

Here are a couple of videos – from headliner Jennifer A McGowan, reading Lot’s Wife Considers Reincarnation at our International Women’s Day event at Lewisham Library,

and Joy Howard reading Melangell and the Hare at the joint launch for Foraging and With Paper for Feet at Keats House

Joy can’t make it on Wednesday so her poems will be read by either our resident actor Annalie Wilson or Arachne editor Cherry Potts.

Join us at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE at 7pm on Wednesday 15th March, for these and more somewhat surprising retellings of old stories.

 

Saturday: Kensington With Paper for Feet

Readings galore coming up.

Friday  in Oxford: With Paper for Feet author Jennifer A McGowan is at Albion Beatnik 7.30pm and

Saturday at North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove
North Kensington, London W11 1PZ at  2pm reading from the collection of myth based poems.

Here’s a sample from the launch:  Something About Love

We don’t let Doris get in our way

Well, we try not to anyway, what’s a storm when you have books to launch? Our audience was a little diminished for the launch of Foraging and With Paper for Feet, announced by a flurry of text and emails saying that various modes of transport were curtailed, delayed or unavailable.

We had a good time nonetheless. Here’s a couple of videos from the launch at The Nightingale Room at Keats House Library.

Joy Howard reading A Perfect Hexagon from Foraging

and Jennifer A McGowan reading Icarus from With Paper for Feet

You can catch Jennifer reading from With Paper for Feet next on

Friday 03/03/2017 7.30
Albion Beatnik 34 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6AA
£2 on the door

Saturday 04/03/2017 2pm
North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove London W11 1PZ
free but please book via EventBrite

Tour posters have arrived

This could almost pass for organised.

Tour posters for With Paper for Feet and Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

Just got to get them out to the venues and other willing post-uppers now.

(both cover designs by Kevin Threlfall btw)

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