Here we go folks – this is what we have on offer on 21st December… a heady mix of short stories poems and music.
SOLSTICE SHORTS FESTIVAL 2015: LONGEST NIGHT
7pm Wassail Vocal Chords A Little Favour by Wendy GillRead by Annalie Wilson Past Three a Clock Vocal Chords At The Hotel De La Lune by Sarah JamesRead by all the actors Naughty Baby Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd Midwinter Wife by Cherry PottsRead by Annalie Wilson Ba Ba Lamie Noo Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd Life Between Lives by Sarah EvansRead by Patsy Prince Solstice Carol Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd How We Know the Cold is Coming by Abigail BeckelRead by Annalie Wilson The Cold Time Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd Mouse by David MathewsRead by Lorraine Spenceley Dunstan Lullaby Vocal Chords Spooning by Abigail BeckelRead by Annalie Wilson
20 minute INTERVAL
9pm Soulmate Annalie Dancing To Silence by Neil BrosnanRead by Lorraine Spenceley The Snow it Melts the Soonest Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd The Lovers Ghost Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd Vigil by Abigail BeckelRead by Lorraine Spenceley Crossing the Bar Vocal Chords Dunking For a New Sun by Bob BeagrieRead by Saul Reichlin Drive the Cold Winter Away Vocal Chords What He Doesn’t Know by Frances GapperRead by Patsy Prince Waves Annalie Doubting Thomas by David McVeyRead by Saul Reichlin We Will Be Heard Annalie Left of Earth, Right of Venus by Pauline WalkerRead by Patsy Prince The Astronaut Annalie
Listen to Cherry Potts talking about Solstice Shorts 2015: Longest Night to Gill Manly on Croydon Radio : (our segment is from 1:11 to 1:26 approximately.)
As well as talking we’ve been getting wet on the streets of Greenwich delivering leaflets and posters to like-minded venues,
and putting up the banner outside the library.
Heading out to bookshops in the locality today, and the Albany tomorrow. We have a LOT of A4 posters, if anyone has somewhere to put one – a window on a main-ish street, a pub wall, the noticeboard at work, community board at your local cafe… if you are close enough to Forest Hill to pick one up or for us to drop one (or more!) round, get in touch.
Another of our offers for crowd fund supporters – a professional edit from Arachne Press managing editor Cherry Potts. For £100 you will get thorough, honest, detailed feedback on up to 2000 words of short story or 2000 word novel extract. £200 a total bargain! Be grateful we aren’t offering you under-editor Julian’s services…
As part of our Solstice Shorts fundraising for Longest Night, author David Mathews is offering to write two stories specifically for the lucky people who offer us the requisite funds, and would make a perfect present! Written to order of course, so there will probably not be time for it to be a christmas (or solstice!) present, but if you have someone with a birthday coming up…
I’d be happy to write a hand-made story (subject to be negotiated) for someone who would like to give it as a present or similar. Up to 1000 words for, a pledge of £100.
I would be willing to do you two. (Ts & Cs: I’d need two weeks notice, minimum. Customers print for themselves.)
I was thinking of writing to a topic or theme that the recipient reader is interested in. It could have their name in it, of course – the night Fred Bloggs jammed with Bob Marley or discovered the world’s most valuable stamp. As long as it’s a bit of fun/moving/affirming for the recipient and lets them know, more or less, that someone loves them.
It would need a chat on the phone, maybe a bit of research, a first draft and then bingo!
If someone shows interest and says could David …? You can get them to check with me.