Launching We/She – the videos

Here they are in all their glory – videos of the readings from Thursday’s launch of We/She

Smoking Ban by Jennifer Rickard read by Carrie Cohen

A Crowing Hen by Arike Oke

Comeback Special by Katy Darby (this one is pieced together – the camera battery died…but our belts have braces so all’s well)

The Real McCoy by Cherry Potts read by Carrie Cohen

Destiny’s Children by Rosalind Stopps

Some Carpets to Remain by Carolyn Eden

Ugly Duchess by Fiona Salter

Cages by Joan L M Williams

The Dead Wives’ Club by Ilora Choudhury

One Beautiful Day by Elizabeth Stott

Photos from Launch of We/She

That was quite a party! Wonderful readings a HUGE audience and we set a new record for Blackwell’s ‘most books sold at an event’.

Here are a few photos, I didn’t take many on account of doing all the other things a publisher does at an event. If anyone has more they’d like to share let me know!

 

Dusk launch video On the Evening Train

An extract from Fiona Salter‘s short story, On the Evening Train, read by Richard at the launch of 2017 Solstice Shorts Festival anthology, DUSK, at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich.

Dusk: Video – Birmingham – On the Evening Train

From the Goose in Seely Oak, BirminghamFiona Salter‘s Short Story for DUSK, On the Evening Train. There were massive problems with the sound on the video so we had to re-record it. We’ve done our best, but live, people talk a lot faster!

BSL Interpretation by Emma Dunleavey-Dale

reading and re-recorded sound, Sam Arrowsmith

The unpublished poems and stories from these events are in the forthcoming anthology Dusk.

You can buy the ebook only from us, now! Print version not in shops until June 21st preorder from us now for pre-pub copies from beginning of May

 

Year of the woman

Today is International Women’s Day, in the centenary year of partial suffrage for women.

So an important day for women, but, you know, women are women every day, and there’s still plenty of work to be done, on all sorts of fronts, so celebrate and then roll up your sleeves…

Our small contribution is to do what we do anyway, but do more of it. We are publishing a number of books over the next nine months and most (not all) will be by women.

April
Kate Foley Poetry Collection: A Gift of Rivers

Kate is reading from the collection at Gay’s the Word on 5th April and we are investigating a launch in Amsterdam.

May
Cathy Bryant Poetry Collection: Erratics.

Cathy and Kate are taking part in a seminar on diversity and inclusivity in the poetry world at London Book Fair on 10th April at 17:30 at the ‘Poet’s Corner’

June
The final installment of The Naming of Brook Storyteller: Wolftalker arrives from Ghillian Potts.


Also in June we have the official launch of Dusk which will also kick off thinking about 2018’s Solstice Shorts festival, Dawn!

July Five by Five: 5 short stories each by Katy Darby, Joan Taylor-Rowan, Cassandra Passarelli, Sarah James, Helen Morris

August
We are teaming up with Liars’ League for our official #womensvote100 anthology, We/She featuring stories about women by women. Final line up yet to be finalised but expect stories from:
Carolyn Eden, Katy Darby, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Elisabeth Simon, Elizabeth Stott, Fiona Salter, Ilora Choudhury, J. A. Hopper, Arike Oke, Jennifer Rickard, Jenny Ramsay, Lucy Ribchester, Peng Shepherd, Rosalind Stopps, Joanne L. M. Williams, Swati Khurana, Uschi Gatward.

September
Vindication: an anthology of up to 10 poems each from
Sarah James, Sarah Lawson, Jill Sharp, Elinor Brooks, Adrienne Silcock and Anne Macaulay

November
We are commemorating the end of WWI with poetry and short story anthology An Outbreak of Peace.

 

Dusk Author: Fiona Salter

Fiona Salter a charity worker, short story writer and single parent. She has had work published in the Sunday Telegraph magazine, ghost written blogs for Huffington Post, and read her stories at WordFest and Small Wonder festivals, and had them read for her, with dramatic flourish, by actors at the Liars League.

Fiona is based in Sussex, where the sun sets at 3.56 at the Autumn Equinox.

Her story, for DuskOn the Evening Train takes an uneasy turn when her protagonist is made redundant. It wil be read at Birmingham at Dusk on 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018