Rebecca Skipwith reads her short story, Surplus Women, set just after the end of WWI, from our anthology An Outbreak of Peace, read at Writing the Past, our event for Hither Green Festival 2019 at Manor House Library.
We are once again taking part in the lovely Hither Green Festival (they ask us, this is so rare, and so good for the ego!)
Saturday May 18th 7pm
at one of our favourite venues,
Manor House Library, on Old Road SE13 5SY
Readings of stories and poems based in the past – from the 17th to the 20th Century – life stories and imagined lives, followed by a fairly short discussion about writing from history – what inspired the piece, what research was needed, how was the story shaped by the facts and which got in the way – that sort of thing.
Kate Foley will read from her two poetry collections of personal history, spanning adoption and WWI to coming out as a lesbian in the second half of the 20th Century, The Don’t Touch Garden and A Gift of Rivers
Joan Taylor-Rowan will read her short story The Bet about an incident during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Cherry Potts will read from her novel in progress, The Bog Mermaid, set in 1926 and 1976.
As part of our Hither Green Festival event, Women & SF/F, Katy Darby reads from Quarantine which is in our forthcoming anthology Five by Five (July).
Cherry Potts reads her very first published story (Fantasy, of course), Penelope is No Longer Waiting which is in Mosaic of Air.
Part of our Women & SF/F event for Hither Green Festival.
Having discussed what we grew up reading, here’s a bit from one of Cherry’s early influences, her mum, Ghillian Potts. This is a section from Spellbinder, the middle book of the trilogy The Naming of Brook Storyteller.
The final installment, Wolftalker, is out on 7th June!
Cherry first read these books in her teens, and did a critique of them in her twenties, which was largely ignored!
More from our Women & SciFi/Fantasy evening for Hither Green Festival.
The audience put in their comments and recommendations. Call out for Naomi Novik and the Temeraire series