We’ve come up with poem films before, and book trailers, but this is a first, a story film! What a multi-talented lot our writers are, working away to enliven their and your, lockdown lives.
David Steward, has created a film of his story for (Shortest Day, Longest Night, Departures) Departures, The Departures Board.
You can buy Departures and all other Arachne books from
our webshop, we will post them out to you.
If you would prefer eBooks, all these books are available from your usual retailer.
To celebrate the launch of
Emma Lee‘s new poetry collection we are holding an event at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 9BD on the actual day SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 2pm. The Significance of a Dress,
Emma will be joined by
Jenny Mitchell ( , whose idea it was). Time and Tide Michelle Penn ( ), Dusk, Noon, Time and Tide Shamini Sriskandarajah ( ), Story Cities Claire Booker ( Time and Tide), Laila Sumpton ( Dusk, Noon) and Sarah Lawson ( , and there will be an open mic session, and very possibly cake. The Other Side of Sleep, Vindication, Departures)
Michelle Penn Photograph by Andrew Tobin/Tobinators Ltd
The notional theme is
women on the move, but this is being widely interpreted.
If you would like to take part in the open mic with on-theme poetry or flash fiction,
please contact us, or sign up on arrival, there are a maximum of 6 500-word-limit slots.
Tickets by donation to cover travel expenses for the readers.
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Meant to upload these ages ago, but preparing for
Solstice Shorts got in the way!
Here is the second half of the launch of
, with readings from Departures
Gloria Sanders reads poems that link beautifully to the theme
Helen Morris teases withthe first page of her extraordinary take on departures – The Change
Liam Hogan a ‘chance’ meeting in the departures lounge, set by fate…
Barbara Renel with her flash piece inspired by a painting.
Thanks once again to
Brockley Brewery for hosting, much appreciated!
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Videos from the first half of the Departures launch at Brockley Brewery on 21st November 2019
Oscar Windsor-Smith reads This England
Carolyn Eden reads My Daddy
Joan Taylor-Rowan reads from Three Sisters on the Edge
Thanks to everyone who came along to celebrate the launch of
at Brockley Brewery last night, it is so lovely to have a packed venue! Departures
And huge thanks to the readers for instilling such passion and humour into their readings, and to the Brewery for hosting us.
Normally I video everything, but in the heat of the moment I didn’t hit the
record button till part way through, so there are only audio recordings for the first two readings, massive apologies to David Mathews and Sarah Lawson for that, but the recordings are good.
Here’s David reading
and Sarah reading
More tomorrow, with actual videos…
You can buy a copy of Departures from our webshop
A little animation to help launch our latest offering,
Departures, which hits the shops on 21st November, and is launched the same day at 7pm at Brockley Brewery SE4, everyone welcome details of launch
For those in the know there’s a nod at quite a few of the stories.
clever cover by Kevin Threlfall
We are in the countdown to
Departures lift off! We have the books ( preorder a copy here). We have the venue. We have the invitations!
We have readings from
Carolyn Eden, David Mathews, Barbara Renel, Liam Hogan, Joan Taylor-Rowan, Oscar Windsor-Smith and Gloria Sanders, and maybe more.
Join us to celebrate at
Brockley Brewery, 31 Harcourt Road, Brockley, SE4 2AJ
Nearest station Brockley. Buses 171, 172 stop almost on the corner.
21st November 2019, 7 for 7.30. There will be cake, and beer. Everything free (apart from the beer.) Everyone welcome, please
RSVP so that we know who is coming.