update to poets reading Keats House 28/3/15

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Inua EllamsInua Elams has dropped out,

 

 

Math Jones is definitely reading.Math Jones - Geoff Robinson, photographer

Keats House Readings from The Other Side of Sleep

The Other Side of Sleep: Saturday 28th March 15:00-16:30
Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR

Free, so long as you have an admission ticket for the house.
More info

other side of sleep actual booksDiscover diverse approaches to telling stories through poetry. Every poem guaranteed over 40 lines: long, narrative, but by no means traditional poems, by contemporary voices. Alwyn Marriage, Jennifer A McGowan, Bernie Howley, Sarah Lawson and Math Jones.

The Story Sessions November 2014 Narrative Poems the video

Goodness, it’s taken a long time to get back to this, apologies if you were waiting, but I’ve been caught up in the Solstice Shorts preparations. Just over a week to go…!

Here is Anne Macaulay reading I Went to the Market and I bought…

and here is Inua Elams reading Faith in a Time of Double Dip Recessions

Jennifer A McGowan reads Troy: Seven Voices

and finally, Bernie Howley reads I Have no Feet

If you like these poems, you might like to buy a copy of The Other Side of Sleep!

 

The Story Sessions: Short Story Week

Osos story sessions flyerSHORT STORY WEEK: Wednesday 19th November 7.30pm South London:
The Story Sessions, Cafe of Good Hope, 216 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT £3

Yes, we know its short story week – so why are we reading poetry? – because this is narrative poetry – it tells stories!
Readings from Arachne Poets featured in The Other Side of Sleep: Anne Macaulay, Inua Ellams Jennifer A McGowan, Bernie Howley.
Also reading but not in the book: Anny Knight and Gloria Sanders and hopefully a couple more poets,including you? Join in with flash from the floor.
PLUS! We will be announcing the WINNERS of the SOLSTICE SHORTS FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION.

November Readings for The Other Side of Sleep

We are continuing to launch The Other Side of Sleep with more events through November.

Saturday 8th November MiddlesboroughWestgarth Social Club, 99 Southfield Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 3EZ. Doors open 7pm. £3 entry. Readings from Adrienne Silcock, p.a. morbid (accompanied by Kev Howard), Judi Sutherland. Also performing are Kirsten Luckins and Emma Whitehall.

Saturday 15th November Amsterdam: The English Bookshop, Lauriergracht 71  Amsterdam 4pm. Readings from Kate Foley, Robin Winckel-Mellish, Simon Brod, Sam Small, plus music from Daniel Brouns.

SHORT STORY WEEK: Wednesday 19th November 7.30pm South London:
The Story Sessions, Cafe of Good Hope, 216 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT £3
Readings from  Anne Macaulay, Inua Ellams Jennifer A McGowan, Bernie Howley.
Also reading but not in the book,  Anny Knight and Gloria Sanders and hopefully a couple more poets,including you? Join in with flash from the floor.
PLUS! We will be announcing the WINNERS of the SOLSTICE SHORTS FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION.

 

We DID IT!

This is the last you’ll hear about Crowd Funding from me, unless you are waiting for your T-shirt, books, or badge to arrive in which case we’ll keep you posted.

We got to our target.

So a BIG THANK YOU to all our backers:

Alix
Amanda
Anny
Bartle
Berni
Carole
Carrie
Cath
David
Emily
Greg
Heather
Hilary
Jan
Jill
Jude
Juliet
Kate
Kevlin
Lizzy
Loree
Louise
Malcolm
Maria
Mary
Mel
Paula
Peter
Rebecca (both of them!)
Rosalind
Ross
Sarah
Tim
Wendy

and a big BIG thank you to everyone who offered their time, skills, and talent to create the rewards especially

Cherry Potts for T-shirt and badge designs
Katy Darby for the read-it-aloud workshop
Inua Elams for the digital portrait
Jennifer A McGowan for offering to hand letter a poem

So – just the hurdle of the Arts Council funding to get over then. We should hear about that around the 17th September, in nice time to announce it at the next Story Sessions, though if we hear sooner we are unlikely to be able to keep quiet.

Solstice Shorts Crowd Funding Reward – Digital Portrait from Inua Elams

Unique Digital Portrait from Inua Elams

(This is an example, your portrait will be of you, or someone you want a portrait of!)

Our most extraordinary and unique crowd funding reward in support of Solstice Shorts £200.00 (or more). Inua Elams is a poet (which is how we know him, he’s in our forthcoming poetry anthology, The Other Side of Sleep) and artist. He has kindly offered to create a digital portrait for one lucky backer. You can see more samples of his work here.