Launching The Other Side of Sleep – Graffiti

Here’s some audio from Bom-Bane’s in Brighton and video from Albion Beatnik in Oxford, of Elinor Brooks reading her poem Graffiti, at the launches for The Other Side of Sleep

We have lift off

The Other Side of Sleep is well and truly launched – Oxford on Tuesday, London yesterday, and Brighton tonight. I’ll keep it brief got to get packed up – come to Bom-Bane’s Cafe George Street Brighton (not Hove, actually, in this case) tonight  8pm (IT’s NATIONAL POETRY DAY) for poems by Elinor Brooks, Jill Sharp, j.lewis, Andrew McCallum, and Sam Small read by Elinor, Jonathan Rice and Kevin Cherry. Plus music from Jane Bom-Bane.

In the meantime compare and contrast two readings of Orion by Simon Brod, the first half from last night at Lauderdale House, the second from Tuesday at Albion Beatnik. We had a great time at both and look forward to a tremendous evening in Brighton.

Publication Day for The Other Side of Sleep

Well. We are now officially publishers of poetry!

other side of sleep actual books

The Other Side of Sleep is available from all the best bookshops and direct from us of course, via our partners Inpress, or at the multitude of launches around the country over the next few months. Do come along to any of them, but please let us know you are coming for the London one as we want to know how much wine to get! (use the contact us page)

30th October 7.30: Oxford at Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street OX2 6AU on   Readings from poets Alwyn Marriage, Angela France, Elinor Brooks, Jennifer A McGowan, Jill Sharp, Kate Foley, and Simon Brod. (this is combined with an earlier reading at 6, from our young adult novel, Devilskein & Dearlove.)

1st October, 7:30: North London at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6, which is combined with an art exhibition by our cover artists, much more information about this one here.

2nd October, 8pm: Brighton at Bom-Bane’s cafe 24 George St, Brighton BN2 1RH. with readings from Elinor Brooks and Jill Sharp, who are joined by actors Kevin Cherry and Jonathan Rice, reading for our more far-flung poets.

In November we move on to South London and Middlesbrough, and we are still looking for a Scottish gig, if anyone can suggest somewhere?

 

 

Launching The Other Side of Sleep

When you put together an anthology, there’s a tendency to have authors all over the place, which makes choosing a venue for a launch tricky, so we decided not to bother for The Other Side of Sleep – choosing that is – and have several!

Final Cover Design for The Other Side of Sleep. Copyright Zoe Lee

Cover Design by Zoe Lee

We are kicking off in Oxford at Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street OX2 6AU on 30th October at 7.30  Readings from poets Alwyn Mariage, Angela France, Elinor Brooks, Jennifer A McGowan, Jill Sharp, Kate Foley, and Simon Brod. (this is combined with an earlier reading at 6, from our young adult novel, Devilskein & Dearlove with actor Peter Noble.)

The next day (1st October, 7:30) we are in north London at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6, which is combined with an art exhibition by our cover artists, much more information about this one here.

And then, on 2nd October at 8pm we are in Brighton at Bom-Bane’s cafe 24 George St, Brighton BN2 1RH. with readings from Elinor Brooks and Jill Sharp, who are joined by actors Kevin Cherry and Jonathan Rice, reading for our more far-flung poets.

November: 8th Middlesbrough (p.a.morbid, Brian Johnstone, Adrienne Silcock, Alwyn Marriage), 15th Amsterdam (Kate Foley, Simon Brod, Robin Winckel-Mellish plus music), 19th South London (Inua Elams, Sarah Lawson, Anne Macaulay, Jeremy Dixon) more details as we finalise them; we hope to hit Scotland at some point, and will be at Keats House, Cheltenham and Swindon poetry festivals and Grange over Sands next year.

If you have a bookshop or library or other literary venue and would like some of our poets to come and read for you do get in touch!

 

 

Weird Lies Shortlisted for Sabotage Award!

Weird Lies, our Sci-fi/ Fantasy/ downright peculiar anthology of Liars’ League stories has been shortlisted for a Sabotage award in the Best Anthology category! Get voting and read more about the other awards and nominees on their website. Liars’ League has been nominated in the best regular live lit event too!

And get your tickets for the award event 31st May 18:30 (and book fair in the afternoon – we will have a stall, and Oxford based author Emily Cleaver is reading a snippet from another anthology London Lies)

weird hands

I was wondering how to make it look like the skeleton hands were clapping, but it’s beyond me – just imagine it.