Jane Aldous Tymes goe by Turnes

Jane Aldous introduces her poem Sirius which will be performed at Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes on 21st December, and published in the book of the same name, we are crowdfunding – only a few hours left!

A Madras Crossing BSL Translation

Short Story A Madras Crossing by Elizabeth Hopkinson from Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide Translated into BSL by Marcel Hirshman

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival Tymes goe by Turnes – only 34 hours left to get a stunning handmade shawl, or one of our festival books/tickets/T-shirts, or special rewards aimed at writers…

C L Hearnden Tymes goe by Turnes

C L Hearnden introduces her poem 179cm which will be performed at Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes on 21st December, and published in the book of the same name, we are crowdfunding – only a couple of days left! https://bit.ly/3luCRUx

Katie Margaret Hall Tymes Goe By Turnes

Poet Katie Margaret Hall  introduces New Orleans to Vancouver, her poem for the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes.

We are crowdfunding until 15th October at https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/solstice-shorts-festival-2020, if you felt like supporting this annual event for the shortest day of the year.

Pippa Gladhill Tymes Goe By Turnes

Author Pippa Gladhill introduces Twelve Point Plan, her story for the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes.

We are crowdfunding until 15th October at https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/solstice-shorts-festival-2020, if you felt like supporting this annual event for the shortest day of the year.

Brooke Stanicki Tymes Goe By Turnes

Author Brooke Stanicki introduces A Felled Tree, her story for the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes. We are crowdfunding until 15th October at https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/solstice-shorts-festival-2020, if you felt like supporting this annual event for the shortest day of the year.

A J Bermudez introduces her poem for Tymes Goe By Turnes

Poet A J Bermudez introduces Ni de aquí, ni de allá, her poem for the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes. We are crowdfunding until 15th October at https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/solstice-shorts-festival-2020, if you felt like supporting this annual event for the shortest day of the year.

Time and Tide stories: first lines

Continuing the dip into the detail of Time and tide – more first lines, this time from the Stories:
Elizabeth Hopkinson, A Madras Crossing: I thought the worst of the voyage was over when we weighed anchor off the coast of Madras.
Diana Powell, Ballast: Let me speak to you about the sea… how I always loved it.
Diana Powell, Sea Change, There are voices here.
Cathy Lennon, Casting The Stones: The party went out of the garden gate and set off along the duckboards.
Neil Lawrence, Diaspora: The man with huge whiskers is talking loudly.
Juliet Humphreys, Fisherfolk: In Quay Street, when a woman begins to moan with the coming of a child, word goes out.
Holly Magee, Granmama’s Paradise: When I was little, I slurred my syllables together.
Linda McMullen, The Fisherman’s Wife: When I met my husband, he was a modest clerk at a promising company.
Eoghan Hughes, Herr Dressler: I had left the Alma at closing time and was stumbling along the breakwater the first night I saw the light at sea.
Pauline Walker, Hingland: Constance was only just beginning to enjoy the voyage.
Roppotucha Greenberg, Listen, Noah’s Wife: He’ll install a foghorn to sound every night.
Emily Bullock, Man Overboard: All dreams of death can be forgotten on waking, except when under that final sleep from which there is no waking and only a long forgetting.
CB Droege, Metharme: I stand at the prow of the ship, one more in a long, long line of ships.
Kilmeny Macmichael, Remittance: Sir inform have not received expected amount this first of month reason
Barbara Renel, The Professor’s Daughter: Her dad locks the booth and gives her the key.
Paul Foy, The Answer, My Friend: It might be that the day takes you down to the beach with your book and wraparound sunglasses, your Beats and that blast-from-the-past playlist that you made when you realised that loss is all about finding again.
Rob Walton, The Dowager Duchess Of Berwick-Upon-Tweed: She hated the Dowager bit, and she no longer particularly cared for the Duchess part, but she had not yet decided what to do about any of it.
Maria Kyle, The Surgeon’s Mate: ’Tis no easy matter to cut off a man’s leg.
Cindy George, The Wreck Of The Kyllikki: Sea coal just washes up on the beach and no one knows where it comes from.
Sheila Lockhart, Turquoise: Every morning after breakfast Ibrahim walked down to the perimeter fence to look at the sea.

There’s some tasty morsels there to bait our hook with! Please support our crowdfund! 48 hours left

 

Dusk: A Wave of words across the UK: Nottingham

Our Nottingham partners for DUSK, The fourth Solstice Shorts Festival, are Nottingham Writers’ Studio, a membership organisation for professional writers. They offer space, networking, and creative and professional development opportunities for writers in the Nottinghamshire area. They are hosting and providing the venue at their centre, and will be promoting the call out to the writers they know (in the 200’s)

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The Writers’ Studio have lots of experience organising events: they run a year-long programme of courses and workshops, book launches, away-days and external hire events, and also participate in city-wide events such as Light Night, Festival of Literature, Poetry Festival, Being Human, States of Independence and Lowdham Book Festival.

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Foraging has arrived

I do love the arrival of boxes of advance copies of book, and they are coming thick and fast this month. Last week, With Paper For Feet, this week Foraging, by Joy Howard! We’ve already had our first order through for WPFF, so I’m curious how quickly we’ll get one for Foraging. (Unsubtle hint).

You can support both these books by buying them (obviously) or reviewing them (I’ll be in touch if you are on my list), if you aren’t, Netgalley have electronic copies available until February. You can also support these books through our crowd fund, which will pay for transport expenses to get out on tour, and postcards & posters to publicise the tour, amongst other things.

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