City Writes

On Thursday 13th December, you are invited to City Writes Autumn 2018, at The Northampton Suite, City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Arachne Press’ Cherry Potts and Katerina Watson will be reading  their respective Solstice Shorts stories, The Midwinter Wife from Longest Night, and Threshold from Dusk. We will be supported by Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd singing Cold Time from Longest Night, and there will be readings from the winners of this term’s writing contest, Meera Betab, Angelita Bradney, Kate Henderson and Debz Hobbs-Wyatt.

TICKETS £10 in advance only

 

#Arachne5 Thank-you’s: Actors

With the 5th Anniversary celebrations heading into view I was thinking about the thank you speech, and like the Oscars it is in danger of going on, and on. And on. So I thought I’d blog it instead, a section at a time.

What would we do without our acting friends? Whether it is spending a riotous time at Solstice Shorts, stepping up to sing with the choir at LSE Branching Out, joining us on long distance train journeys to unfamiliar spots, or running courses for our authors so they can strike out bravely onto a stage, they have been a mainstay of our live literature stream, performing in bookshops, theatres, libraries, cafes, pubs, gardens and streets!

Several of them will be at the a PARTY on the 8th September.Some of them are performing! Come along! free, but ticketed,

Apologies if I’ve missed anyone.

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Get a Taste for Happy Endings

One of the joys of touring an Arachne book is getting an actor or two involved.

Our most regular contributor this season has been Carrie Cohen reading her own work (she writes as Carolyn Eden) and that of Sarah Evans and of course, Liam Hogan.

Here is a snapshot of Carrie & author Liam Hogan reading from Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed at the launch.

Carrie is joining Liam again for

Tuesday 25/04/2017 7pm Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG (free)
Wednesday 26/04/2017 7.30 Burley Fisher bookshop, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA (free)

events coming up

2016-11-03-16-57-29A plethora of events coming up. Thanks to the Arts Council support, from the 16th November on we are out and about with Liberty Tales, and The Story Sessions season at The Brockley Deli kicks off too! Meet authors, listen to stories and poems, (sometime read by actors) and, at The Story Sessions, join in!2016-11-03-16-56-32

A seaside outing for The Dowry Blade at Polari on Sea

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 from 19:00 to 22:00

The Printworks – 14 Claremont, America Ground, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA

Polari returns to Hastings for a second season, funded by Arts Council England.

Hosted by Paul Burston with Jake Arnott, Sophia Blackwell, Matt Cain and Cherry Potts

£8 (£6 conc) from Eventbrite or On the Door

This event is wheelchair accessible and will be BSL interpreted

Video of The Dowry Blade launch event Lewisham Library

Video

Here’s the video of Cherry Potts reading the ‘obligatory tavern scene’ from The Dowry Blade at Lewisham Library on Wednesday

Lewisham Libraries have been good friends to us, and provided a buffet and everything! There are more videos to come, and sound files from the event at Clapham Books on Thursday.

If you like what you see here, head over to our events page for details of more readings in March and April, in Beckenham (Thursday 3rd March, that’s next week) , Kings Cross (Gays the Word 24th March), Earls Court ( Brompton Library 14th April) and Hastings (Polari on Sea)…

or to our SHOP to buy a copy, or to your local bookshop, of course.