Happy Ending at Lewisham -Videos Part 2

More video from Lewisham Libraries Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed event, Liam Hogan reads more fantasy short stories

Catch a falling star and…

Bad Day …. and how.

More like this Wednesday 03/05/17 Teashop Tales Queenswood Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JP (£5 on the door)

lisa rose
Thursday  04/05/2017 8pm West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN with Lisa Rose reading one of the stories (free)

 

 

annalie wilsonWednesday  17/05/2017 7pm The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE with Annalie Wilson reading one of the stories alongside Math Jones and others (free)

Happy Ending at Lewisham – videos part 1

Here are the videos from the Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed evening at Lewisham Library, with Liam Hogan and guest actor, Carrie Cohen.

Temp, in which a fancy dress party takes a turn to the dark when John finds himself recruited, temporarily.

A wise woman wonders why anyone would bother… To Be a Hero

more like this (minus Carrie!) at

Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Albion Beatnik Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)
Wednesday 03/05/17 Teashop Tales Queenswood Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JP (£5 on the door)

lisa rose
Thursday  04/05/2017 8pm West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN with Lisa Rose reading one of the stories (free)

 

 

annalie wilsonWednesday  17/05/2017 7pm The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE with Annalie Wilson reading one of the stories. (free)

How to choose a story for a reading

When you are touring a book of short stories, and it’s an anthology, it’s usually fairly simple – who can get there to read? and then a bit of tweaking, so that we don’t end up with wall-to wall-fantasy from a book that is less than 30% that genre.

When it is a single author collection however, with 27 stories to choose from, it is more complicated. The discussion goes something like this:

Author: these are my favourites. (list of 12 stories)

Publisher: Yes. This is my favourite, let’s have this one too.

Author: Or this one?

Publisher: It’s a bit long, what about an extract? No more than 10 minutes.

Author: So from here – until the cliff hanger?

Publisher: Yes, but leave out that paragraph, it doesn’t make sense without the beginning,

Author: I love this one too.

Publisher: It’s a first person narrative of the opposite gender. But I can get an actor.

(long conversation full of stereotypes about the people likely to come to each reading, which stories are most representative of the book, balancing light and dark, how often the author is willing to read the same story… leading to a long short list)

Publisher: OK, so which do we read where? I think this one is a shoo-in for Greenwich, it’s set there. And this one is about werewolves so the reading that’s up the road from Monster Supplies?

Author: Yes, and the Alice in Wonderland one for Oxford. Do you think the Art installation is too obvious for Hackney?

Of course, on the day, sometimes, we change our minds – but a lot of thought goes into preparing a reading, to make it a professional enjoyable evening out for the reading (listening) public.

So here is a little quizzette for you.

Which stories are Liam Hogan, Carrie Cohen, Lisa Rose and Annalie Wilson reading where?

Match the story to the venue!

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Stars
Temp
To be a Hero
Worming Advice For Werewolves
Miscellaneous, Spooky, Weird
Late
Feathers
Bring Rope
The Burden
Greenwich, Noon

Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30 Burley Fisher bookshop, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)
Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Albion Beatnik Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)
lisa rose
Thursday  04/05/2017 8pm West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN with Lisa Rose reading one of the stories (free)

 

 

annalie wilsonWednesday  17/05/2017 7pm The Story Sessions, Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE with Annalie Wilson reading one of the stories. (free)

 

A busy week with Happy Ending

Next week you have not one, not two, but THREE chances to catch up with Liam Hogan as he has a busy week of touring Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed, plus an unrelated date at Book Showoff.

If you are in or around Lewisham drop into the library on
Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)

 

Haggerston, Burley Fisher books on
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA with Carrie Cohen reading one of the stories (free)

 

Oxford: Albion Beatnik on
Friday  28/04/2017 7.30  Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA (£2 on the door)

 

 

Get yer readings, they’re luverly. Only three a week, catch em while they’re ‘ot!

Tottenham Court Road Thursday
Books Showoff is a monthly literary comedy night in the basement of Waterstones TCR. Joining compere Steve Cross for April’s edition are:
lots of other people including Liam Hogan
 – London-based writer Liam Hogan will be picking apart the economics of short story writing, using his recently published collection as an example. Trigger Alert: may cause authors in the audience to weep bitter tears.
£5

for those of you who missed it here’s Liam and Louisa Gummer (reading Valcon) at this week’s North Kensington reading.

There will be video eventually, trouble is being had with uploading.

The Painted Platform – video

Actor Carrie Cohen reads from Liam Hogan‘s Short Story The Painted Platform at the launch of his debut collection Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

When you are in danger and don’t know what to do, keep walking until you find a woman who does.

Carrie is joining Liam again for readings at Lewisham Library on 25th April

and Burley Fisher Books on 26th April.

Your next chance to catch Liam reading (in company with Louisa Gummer) is TONIGHT! 20th April at North Kensington Library 6pm

To Be A Hero – video

The magnificent Carrie Cohen get’s her cackle on for To Be A Hero

Why would you want your child to be a hero… especially when there’s all that sacrifice involved?

Videoed at the launch of Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed by Liam Hogan, at the Old Church, Stoke Newington.

Carrie is joining Liam again for readings at Lewisham Library on 25th April

and Burley Fisher Books on 26th April.

Your next chance to catch Liam reading (in company with Louisa Gummer) is 20th April at North Kensington Library 6pm

 

 

With Paper for Feet at Lewisham Library – Video

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The Tour Continues

TONIGHT!! Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

International Women’s Day at Lewisham Library – videos

Here are a couple of video’s of Jennifer A McGowan reading and discussing her poetry from With Paper for Feet at our International Women’s Day event at Lewisham Library

Introduction to her fascination with witches

and her take on the witches from Macbeth, The Weird Sisters on the Make

You can next catch Jennifer reading her work at Retelling Tales,  The Story Sessions, 7pm Wednesday 15th March, at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE

and 7.30 Thursday 16th March at West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

 

Today! Celebrate International Women’s Day

A modest celebration, but nonetheless, our own.

join us tonight at 7pm at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG where Jennifer A McGowan will read from her new collection With Paper for Feet, and Arachne owner, Cherry Potts will read from our other recent Poetry collection, Joy Howard’s Foraging.

here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer

Jennifer reading Phantom Pains in which past lives catch up

Joy reading Red Frock, Green Frock, celebrating the joys (and otherwise) of siblings.

Tomorrow Lewisham Library: With Paper for Feet

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with poetry like this, from Jennifer A McGowan‘s new collection, With Paper For Feet.

Join us at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street SE13 6LG at 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday 8th March, for poetry steeped in mythology and fairy tales, in which women step into the limelight and raise their voices.