Opportunities to chat with the authors, buy books, and other delicacies we might bring along, And of course to join in with Flash from the floor – come prepared or write in the interval – 100 words fiction or poetry on the subject of animals.
Food and drink available to buy, so no need to rush your dinner.
The group is public so anyone can join, read and comment. You can always ask more questions, which Alex will answer if & when she notices them! (We get an email when someone posts, so should be able to prompt if necessary).
If we can get the technology to work, Alex will be live on skype from Cape Town tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd) at The Story Sessions, at theCafe of Good Hope 216 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT.Doors 7pm. £3.
Devilskein & Dearlove is after the interval – so you can grab the mic and ask her something ‘face to face’ (ear to ear??). If we don’t manage that, you can at least listen to a section being read by the lovely Malini Stevenson, and catch up with our other readers and authors present in person. You can even join in with your own YA influenced 100 word ‘Flash From The Floor’.
Youthful Tales (Stories FOR young adults and BY young adults – 12 years old and up. It’s not a school night as it’s the first week of the holidays!)
Confirmed stories: Launching: Extract from Devilskein & Dearlove by Alex Smith, read by Malini Stevenson (this is launching the book – it is actually published the day after – get a pre-publication copy at a special price.) Revisiting: Extract from Claude at Harfleur by Marjorie Phillips read by Alix Adams Introducing:Elizabeth Noir and the Titanic Adventure by (Young Author) Beth Broughton-Jones read by Sarah Feathers Exploring:Home Rock by Sue Oke (who will read it herself)
Join in with 100 words of poetry or fiction in the Flash from the Floor session.
Come along, bring your soon-to-be-adults, or your parents as the case may be!
Coming up at the Story Sessions, in July Youthful Tales – stories for young adults, and in some cases by young adults.
We still have room for ONE or possibly TWO, depending on length, stories from younger authors. So if you are between 12 and 18 and have written a story that is NO MORE than 2000 words long get in touch using the contact form on the Story Sessions page. We need to read and approve your story by 7th July, so don’t delay. If you are shy of reading your own work in public, or don’t live near enough, we will read it for you, we have actors! (The actor bit only applies to YOUNG authors!)
Any theme except horror or erotica – because Cherry who choses the stories doesn’t like either so you’d be wasting your time and upsetting her.
Nothing written but want to join in? Come along on the day and write 100 word flash fiction on the spot and read it after the interval.
If you are over 18 but know someone who might be interested please pass this on!
We said we’d take a break in April, and we have. During that time, we’ve found a new home.
From 21st May once every 2 months, we will be taking over the Café of Good Hope 216-218 Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT. It’s licensed so you can still have a drink (fiendish coffee cocktails!), and there are snacks and hot drinks too. See (and like if you are so inclined) them on Facebook.
What has changed apart from the venue?
We are now charging a modest £3 entry to cover readers’ expenses and a drink or two for them as a thank you. We will be reading every other month, instead of every month. Apart from that, the same high quality interactive entertainment and potential for silliness there’s always been – but no gold lamé curtains – sorry!
Usual format: It’s always a Wednesday, usually the third one of the month: We run it like a folk club, so we have headliners, a support act of a ‘test bed’ – a new story from an emerging writer (if anyone volunteers), and Flash from the Floor, audience joins in with floor spots of 100 words on theme: written in the interval, or on the bus, or the day before…
If you want to come along and listen, please do! £3 on the door
25th July 7pmYoung Adult (haven’t come up with a good title yet – this will feature work FOR young adults and also I hope BY young adults – 12 years old and up, watch for the call out. It’s not a school night as it’s the first week of the holidays!)
17th SeptemberAnimal stories (Beastly tales??)
19th NovemberPoems that tell stories (Showcasing Arachne Press’s forthcoming narrative poetry anthology, The Other Side of Sleep. – we will have more readers for this session as even long poems don’t take that long to read.)
Watch this space for more details of who is reading. If you are interested in joining us as an author and reader, either headlining or for the testbed slot please use the contact form at the bottom of the main Story Sessions Page. We prioritise actual short stories, but will consider poetry and novel extracts on theme.