Lovers’ Lies (and cake) at Daunt Books Hampstead

If you look carefully you can see evidence of lop-sided cake being eaten with every sign of enjoyment, by Michelle Shine, Nathan Good and Richard Smyth who all have stories in Lovers’ Lies, plus James Smyth (London Lies) and Rebecca Payne (forthcoming Fantasy/SF anthology provisionally entitled Weird Lies) Richard and James both have stories in Weird Lies too.

Thanks to Pippa and Sarah at Daunt Books for hosting, to the authors for turning out on a Monday night and to everyone who bought copies of the book!

Arachne Authors chat with the book buying public and eat cake

Arachne Authors chat with the book buying public and eat cake

Up-coming Lovers’ Lies events

I’ve been having fun graffiti-ing the cover of Lovers’ Lies for the poster for our reading at Wood Green on 28th February. It shows what a versatile design it is.

Lovers Lies Wood Green reading

Lovers Lies Wood Green reading original image copyright Annie Rickard Straus

 

Join us at 6 pm (come straight from work!) for a brief tour of the book – 5 stories in an hour – well, segments of stories perhaps.

Then of course we have our all singing all dancing outing to London School of Economics Branch Out Space for Thought Festival on Saturday 2nd March, which is actually showcasing all three books, where actors Gloria Sanders, Will Everett, Sophie Morris Sheppard, Greg Page, Jo Widdowson, Ray Newe,  and Lisa Rose will be reading from stories by Cherry Potts, Emily Cleaver, Bartle Sawbridge, Martin Pengelly, Rebecca Gould and Rob Walton; and are joined by Summer All Year Long (who are doing the singing – there isn’t really dancing).

And a bit of new news:

Bobbie Darbyshire will be reading from her story Something Missing at Booked event Words & Music #2 for  Women’s History Month.

BOOKED pster fro 17/3/2013

BOOKED poster for 17/3/2013

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

Clapham Books Host Lovers’ Lies Reading

Our Friends at Clapham Books have invited us back to read for them again, Lovers’ Lies this time.

lovers lies fishCome and hear tales of love in all its complexities and excitement and buy something more original than that red rose for your beloved for Valentine’s day!

Stories of love suppressed, love hoped for and love well lived – and what went wrong in the Garden of Eden.

Wednesday 6th February 7.30-9.30

Clapham Books 120 Clapham High Street SW4 7UH

Readings from stories by Cherry Potts, Peter Higgins, Nathan Good, and Bobbie Darbyshire

Wood Green Central Library Reading

Lovers’ Lies Authors will be reading at

Wood Green Central Library,
187-197A High Road, N22 6XD

on Thursday 28th February 7-8pm.

As you probably know, we at Arachne Press love our London Underground so we are off up to the far reaches of the Piccadilly line!

Join us as we wallow in the many facets of relationships. Old love, cold love, true love, new love, dead love, we’re through love – making babies and making whoopee, disappointment and contentment, playing at home, playing away or just playing; missed chances and new romances: everything from first conversation to last breath: LOVE in all its permutations, gay, straight and more.

Confirmed authors reading so far: Cherry Potts (Mirror), Nathan Good (The Games I’ve Played and the People I’ve Played Them With), Michelle Shine (Skin Deep) and possibly Katy Darby (Co-Editor) reading for Alison Willis

loversliesFINALcover front only

Lovers’ Lies Cover image Copyright Annie Rickard Strauss

Watch this space for more information.

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