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.
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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.

Keats Festival Update

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Still not much information on the Keats festival, but this information has come to light

Keep an eye on the Keats festival event page for precise detail of whether you need to book for either of our events on 25th May, morning writing workshop and afternoon readings but basic info seems to be

Book by phone:020 7332 3868
Book by email:Email City of London Events for Keats Festival

Arachne Press at the Keats Festival Writing Workshop

Saturday 25th May 2013 10.30-1.30 £10
Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead NW3 2RR

Contact Keats House on 020 7332 3868, or email then at keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk to book.

Bitter-Sweet

Scents and smells for character, atmosphere and inspiration

…what soft incense

(Keats)

Explore writing using all the senses, but particularly smell, with Cherry Potts, author of Mosaic of Air and Tales Told Before Cockcrow, editor of London Lies, Stations and Lovers’ Lies and owner of Arachne Press.

Bring a large notebook and lots of pens, and expect to write. Weather permitting a stroll about the garden may be included. If you have a scent that means a lot to you, (and it is portable) bring it with you!

Suitable for all levels of experience, and for fiction writers and poets.

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Keats Festival Arachne Press Author Reading

Saturday 25th May 3-4pm £5 keats house
Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead NW3 2RR

Contact Keats House on 020 7332 3868, or email them at keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk  to book

As part of the Keats Festival we are reading from Lovers’ Lies, and Weird Lies (which is due out in September 2013)

Focusing (loosely!) on the elements of Keats’ life not directly involved in poetry: science, medicine, and nature, Arachne Press bring you stories of the Garden of Eden, conversations with tadpoles, a meeting of minds across disciplines, and love, repression and an old-fashioned approach to doctoring.

From Lovers’ Lies:
The Painter and the Physicist Tania Hershman (read by the author)
Mirror Cherry Potts (read by Will Everett)
Something Missing Bobbie Darbyshire (read by the author)

From Weird Lies
What Does H2O feel like to the Tadpoles? Tom McKay (read by Kim Scopes)

Lovers’ Lies Launch – the videos

It’s official publication day for Lovers’ Lies! A chance to buy your beloved something more original than a box of chocolates for Valentine’s day

We had a full house on Sunday at Keats House for the launch, (great venue by the way) we ran out of books and I had to do the publishing equivalent of ‘family hold back’ and ask the authors to wait for their free copies (they’re coming, promise). Lots of authors read and a fun time was had by all –

here’s some of the evidence.

Darren Lee reading from By The Horns

Rosalind Stopps reading from Monsieur Fromage

Nathan Good reading from The Games I’ve Played and the People I’ve Played Them With

Bobbie Darbyshire reading from Something Missing

Bartle Sawbridge reading from For Your Ears Only

Katy Darby reading from Takeaway by Alison Willis

Peter Higgins reading from Mrs Murdoch and Mr Smith

Michelle Shine reading from Skin Deep

Lovers’ Lies Launch celebration

LOVERS LIES LAUNCH FLIER FRONT copyArachne Press’ next publication Lovers’ Lies is out at the end of January, and we are celebrating the launch with readings at 2.30 on Sunday 27th January 2013  at the suitably romantic venue, Keats House, in Hampstead. (Keats Grove, NW3 2RR) The house is where John Keats lived and fell in love with the girl next door, Fanny Brawne.

Short readings from stories by Rosalind Stopps, Bartle Sawbridge, Peter Higgins, Nathan Good, Alison Willis, Darren Lee,Tania Hershman and Bobbie Darbyshire.

Free with entry to the house.

(NT members get in half price and Arts Fund card holders get in free, ticket lasts for 12 months).

Come along and enjoy the readings, say hello – buy a signed copy of the book!

Keats house

Keats house