What our authors are up to: an update


Arachne Authors are a busy bunch so here’s  little snippets of news from Rob Walton and Clare Sandling:

Rob has a short play on in Newcastle – Alphabetti Spaghetti Theatre June 6th -14th as part of a three play event.

The Bumps by Rob Walton – it’s just hours before their big break, their first television debut but it’s now that all the truths start coming out…

Clare Sandling’s debut children’s novel has been long listed for the Macmillan Children’s book Write Now prize.

The Game, by Clare Sandling – a group of school kids are sent into a virtual computer game in which they must play to survive .

What a talented lot they are.

Kilburn Library London Lies Readings

Another Thursday, another reading – as part of the Word Up festival at Brent Libraries. Another batch of cakes, another accent from Katy Darby – channelling Thora Hird this time.

Kilburn Library‘s refit is so new it still smells of fresh paint and wood. Unlike many libraries I’ve been into recently, there are still plenty of books (hurrah!) and some rather nice turquoise sofas which we tested out while doing some interviews (more of which on a later date).

North London writers at the event, Clare Sandling and Laura Williams are very local to Queens Park, and Katy Darby used to live in the area before emigrating south of the river. Emily Cleaver came all the way from Oxford.

In the audience: fellow London Lies author Liam Hogan, and Stations authors, Louise Swingler and Wendy Gill

Snippets of the readings below – we struggled with a fair amount of background noise and a gradually collapsing tripod leg, but we managed to overcome it.

London Lies goes to Word Up

This Thursday 27th September, join Laura Williams, Clare Sandling, Emily Cleaver and Katy Darby at Kilburn Library 6.30-7.30 for a Word Up event (we’re on the third page). Reading from London Lies, we will discover the perils of homelessness, an obsession with winning, escaped bulls (or possibly demanding frogs) and post-apocalyptic cat-care. At the moment this is our only North London gig, so come along North Londoners! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

London Lies Readings at Kilburn Library

Kilburn Library

The kind people at Kilburn Library (42 Salusbury Road Kilburn London NW6 6NN)  are hosting a reading of London Lies on

27th September 6:30 -7:45, at which our more northerly writers will read from their stories.

The library is reopening that week after a refurbishment, and we are helping to celebrate its shiny newness.

confirmed line up of authors is:

Katy Darby

Emily Cleaver

Laura Williams

Clare Sandling

How to Win at Scrabble and Life

Another recording from Tall Tales at the Tavern, this time Mike Burnside reads Clare Sandling‘s story from London Lies, How to Win at Scrabble and Life.

Competitive board games get out of hand… (language warning, not for the easily offended)

How to Win at Scrabble and Life by Clare Sandling read by Mike Burnside

© Clare Sandling and Arachne Press 2012

Readings coming soon

News from our Authors.

Joan Taylor-Rowan has several stories being performed in Central London TOMORROW

and Joan (again!), Rosalind Stopps, Cherry Potts, Clare Sandling, David Bausor and Bartle Sawbridge have stories being performed in Ladywell, South London on Thursday 7th June