Having had so much background noise the videos were useless from this session for Brockley Max back in June, I thought we wouldn’t be able to share, but it turns out that the sound recordings whilst still a bit buzzy, are bearable to listen to.
Planning a live event, especially if it’s free and you therefore have no budget, is a bit too exciting sometimes. Someone offers you a great story, then the author can’t make it after all, so you try to find an actor who will work for their fare and a book and a drink, at the same time as trying to decide whether it’s fair to promote the amazing story which you might not be able to read…
but everything falls into place eventually.
So we ARE reading Courttia Newland’s Sound Boys from the Saboteur2016 Best Anthology Award Winning Being Dad anthology on Wednesday 1st June at the Childhood The Story Sessions for Brockley Max, at the Brockley Deli.
Big thank you to Chukwudi Onwere for stepping in and to Carrie Cohen for making the introduction.
Also reading: Carrie Cohen – Helen Morris‘ Simon le Bon Will Save Us – with special singalong audience opportunities for those of you who remember the 80’s (If you want to practice, get your larynx around Duran Duran’s Rio in particular, and maybe Human League Don’t You Want Me, Baby?)
And reading their own work, Barbara RenelBlow Hole, Liam Hogan (also fresh from an award – The Roswell Award – for SciFi Short Story) Bullet-proof Papoose and Kate FoleyThe Don’t Touch Garden
and of course …. YOU… you can join in with 100 words on the theme of Childhood – fiction or poetry, bring it with you or write it in the interval, we’ll bring paper and pens.
Get there early and get some fab food and drink, and to be sure of a seat – we are kicking off at 7.30.
We are reviving the Story Sessions, we hope permanently! starting with a couple of events at BrockleyMax.
Deadline for submissions 1st May. This can be previously published work as it will not lead to a book, so if you have something suitable and can come and read it, let’s hear from you.
Saturday 28th May 3pm in St Hilda’s Church, Courtrai Road Crofton Park SE4: Asylum – stories (around 1500 words) or poems around the concept of safety/sanctuary or the need for it. This is partly to showcase the Refugees Welcome anthology (not published by us!) but we want to include other work so send us stuff.
(we went down a storm there last year) stories (around 1500 words) or poems on the theme of Childhood. Kate Foley will be headlining this with her adoption poems The Don’t Touch Garden, but we’d like some variety. We already have stories lined up from Liam Hogan and Helen Morris – so get your oar in!