Shouting turned out not to be needed, but here we are talking about Lesbian Literature at North Kensington Library last week.
If you want more Lesbian (and Gay) Literature from Cherry, catch her reading and discussing her own work and that of Arachne Press more generally on Thursday 26th February at Richmond Lending Library, Little Green, London, TW9 1QL 7pm. book for this event (£2)
Celebrating LGBT history month, Cherry Potts, Arachne’s owner and editor, and author of Mosaic of Air is appearing in an exhibition of photos by Tom Dingley at various venues in Lewisham Borough as part of Tom’s #Outcome project.
Cherry Potts copyright Tom Dingley 2014
Cherry will also be talking about lesbian literature, publishing and reading from her work,
at North Kensington Library on 12th February at 6pm (With V A Fearon) free!
Shouting about Lesbian Literature: coming out as a lesbian writer
Cherry Potts’ first collection of lesbian short stories, Mosaic of Air was published over 20 years ago, and she now owns her own independent publishing house, Arachne Press. V.A. Fearon’s first self-published crime thriller, The Girl with the Treasure Chest came out last year. What has changed for the Lesbian author in the interim? What has the recent surge of self and indie publishing done for lesbian literature (and what is it anyway)? Two personal approaches with readings.
Book your free place for this event at North Kensington Library. Tel: 020 7361 3010 and at Richmond Library on 26th February at 7pm (£2).
An evening with writer and publisher Cherry Potts at Richmond Lending Library
Join writer and publisher Cherry Potts for an evening of readings and informal discussion of Lesbian and Gay writing with a whirl through anything from myth to science fiction. Cherry will read from her own work and others published by her award-winning publishing house, Arachne Press. Tickets £2.00 including refreshments.
Richmond Lending Library, Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QL
LGBT History month is keeping us busy this year. Cherry Potts is reading from Mosaic of Air at a number of events (Incidentally, should you be keen enough to want to come to all the events Cherry is involved in over February, she will be making an effort to read something different each time, and the focus will vary too, as will the company!
Lewisham Library 199-201 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG 6th February 7.45 for 8, until 9.30 free, but ticketed. 40 tickets available so probably wise to book.
North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, W11 1PZ
(11th February 18:30) is Cherry on her own, reading from Mosaic of Air and some newer work, and discussing how things have changed since MoA was first published. Free.
Walthamstow Library, High Street Walthamstow, E17 7JN 12th February 19:00 is Cherry and actor Sarah Feathers, reading from Mosaic of Air and from Lovers’ Lies in an event called Holding a Mirror up to the 80′s, Lesbian Short Stories now and then, so more historical observation! This is a ticketed event but still free.
And finally: in company with Alix Adams, local author Cherry Potts reads from her short story collection Mosaic of Air, grief, old age, spiders and song, all from a lesbian perspective. Free. 7pm Friday 21st February Crofton Park Library 375 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2AG.
…oh, not finally – we’ve been asked to do another:
Cafe of Good Hope, Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT. Wednesday 26th February. 7pm. Cherry Potts, Rebecca Idris, V.A. Fearon, Catherine Blackfeather Tickets £3.
As we lug our suitcase of books from one reading to the next, we are getting to know corners of London we’ve never been to before, which gives a fresh perspective on both the variety and sheer size of the city. I don’t think of it as a City really, more as a series of interlinking towns and villages, (a bit like a country in its own right) some of which are surprisingly close and some of which really aren’t. Ealing was nearer than I thought! We were fantasising last night about an Arachne charabanc or possibly just a taxi (complete with driver, obviously), all liveried with the web logo. But until the day someone buys me that as a present (HINT) it’s the good old underground.
Anyway, enough of that: The LGBT History Month stories!!
Two events to choose from tonight: LGBT History Month event at Deptford Lounge (Cherry & Paula plus Actors) or The Book Stops Here (Rosalind & Darren) It’s a tough call – but at least it should have stopped snowing by then.
Well, that showed me, no one has sent in a poem. What? Love not inspiring you? All in bed with flu like me? Come on! You’ve got almost 13 hours left to show us you love us.
In need of inspiration? Come along to Ealing Library tonight 6.15 for our love-in on a Lesbian & Gay theme for LGBT History Month – post WWI angst, internet dating for the bewildered, cuckoos in the nest, falling for the boss and love in the osteopath’s treatment room. Stories by Cherry Potts, Paula Read, Catherine Sharpe and Jessica Lott, read by a mix of actors and authors.