Youthful Tales at The Story Sessions

story sessions youthful tales final23rd July 7pm for PROMPT 7.30 start

Youthful Tales (Stories FOR young adults and BY young adults – 12 years old and up.  It’s not a school night as it’s the first week of the holidays!)
Confirmed stories:
Launching: Extract from Devilskein & Dearlove by Alex Smith, read by Malini Stevenson (this is launching the book – it is actually published the day after – get a pre-publication copy at a special price.)
Revisiting: Extract from Claude at Harfleur by Marjorie Phillips read by Alix Adams
Introducing: Elizabeth Noir and the Titanic Adventure by (Young Author) Beth Broughton-Jones read by Sarah Feathers
Exploring: Home Rock by Sue Oke (who will read it herself)

Join in with 100 words of poetry or fiction in the Flash from the Floor session.

Come along, bring your soon-to-be-adults, or your parents as the case may be!

£3 on the door or from EventBrite

Cafe of Good Hope, 216 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT

Soft and Alcoholic drinks available, some snacks.

The Story Sessions has a new home

Story Sessions logo copyWe said we’d take a break in April, and we have. During that time, we’ve found a new home.

From 21st May once every 2 months, we will be taking over the Café of Good Hope  216-218 Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT. It’s licensed so you can still have a drink (fiendish coffee cocktails!), and there are snacks and hot drinks too. See (and like if you are so inclined) them on Facebook.

What has changed apart from the venue?
We are now charging a modest £3 entry to cover readers’ expenses and a drink or two for them as a thank you. We will be reading every other month, instead of every month. Apart from that, the same high quality interactive entertainment and potential for silliness there’s always been – but no gold lamé curtains – sorry!

Usual format: It’s always a Wednesday, usually the third one of the month: We run it like a folk club, so we have headliners, a support act of a ‘test bed’ – a new story from an emerging writer (if anyone volunteers), and Flash from the Floor, audience joins in with floor spots of 100 words on theme: written in the interval, or on the bus, or the day before…

If you want to come along and listen, please do! £3 on the door

Confirmed dates and themes are as follows.

21st May 7pm Science Fiction  Technician’s Tales

25th July 7pm Young Adult (haven’t come up with a good title yet – this will feature work FOR young adults and also I hope BY young adults – 12 years old and up, watch for the call out.  It’s not a school night as it’s the first week of the holidays!)

17th September Animal stories (Beastly tales??)

19th November Poems that tell stories (Showcasing Arachne Press’s  forthcoming narrative poetry anthology, The Other Side of Sleep. – we will have more readers for this session as even long poems don’t take that long to read.)

Watch this space for more details of who is reading. If you are interested in joining us as an author and reader, either headlining or for the testbed slot please use the contact form at the bottom of the main Story Sessions Page. We prioritise actual short stories, but will consider poetry and novel extracts on theme.