Time and Tide Videos: When you Regret Wishing… Greenwich & Oeiras

We are starting uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide.

Here is Whe you Regret Wishing for Something More Thrilling, by Emma Lee read by Carrie Cohen, BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels.

and the same poem read at Oeiras, Portugal to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: Half a Dozen Oranges, Greenwich & Oeiras

We’ve starting uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide.

Here is  Half a Dozen Oranges, byMandy Macdonald, read by Chukwudi Onwere, BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels; and from the Portuguese event in Oeiras, Marina Pacheco reading the same poem as an opportunuty to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: First Light Greenwich

We are starting uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide.

Here is First Light, by Laura Potts, read by Carrie Cohen, BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels.

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be an opportunuty to comapre and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide: Portugal audio recordings

Unfortunately the video for the Portuguese leg of the Solstice Shorts Festival went very wonky. We’ve managed to salvage the audio for most of it.

Here are a couple of the poems read by their authors, at Oeiras on the Winter Solstice:

Delivery by Holly Blades read by the poet

Points of Interest by Olivia Dawson, read by the poet

 

Time and Tide Videos: Hawser, Greenwich

We’ve starting uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide.

Here is  Hawser, by Sarah Tait read by Chukwudi Onwere , BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels.

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be an opportunuty to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Time and Tide Videos: Frocks of Passage Greenwich

We are starting uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide.

Here is the very first, Frocks of Passage, by Mandy Macdonald, read by Carrie Cohen, BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels.

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be an opportunuty to comapre and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Spider anthology for our 8th Anniversary

Caution, contains spiders.
August 2020 (eighth month) is Arachne Press’s eighth anniversary. We are preparing an eight-legged arachnid inspired anthology.
Stories and Poems featuring spiders.
I’m going to make it difficult for you – NO spiders to be killed (except possibly whilst heroically defending…) This is not a venue for spiderhaters to vent their angst.
very pretty spider in web

Meet Mildred, currently resident in the garden of Arachne Towers

Think Charlotte’s Web or Leese Webster for adults, Spider as hero, not spider as villan.
Length:
Stories: shorter the better, but for something exceptional we’d push the boat out. ABSOLUTE max @3-4000 words.
Poems: whatever works for you. Eight lines? Sixty four lines? Concrete poems? Invent a new arachnid form!
Experimental:
Yes, if you want to play around with the eight idea, we’re open to playing along, especially in poems.
Genres: Spider fantasy, spider whodunnit, spider romance, spiders in space (why not?) Open to most things with the exception of the following: Avoid twee, please. NO EROTICA. NO HORROR. NO GRATUITOUS VIOLENCE NO SEXISM, RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA… you know the drill. We mean it, so just don’t do it. We’ll put you on a list if you do, and send the spiders to get you.
Reprints: We much prefer original work, but will consider magazine reprints. If it’s in a book, then no, unless it’s out of print and you retain the copyright. So check first, and make it clear it is a reprint and where it was before, and when.
CLOSING DATE 23:59 8th January 2020.

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An Outbreak of Peace launch video: Valerie Bence

Poet Valerie Bence reads her poem Light at the launch of An Outbreak of Peace, an anthology of stories and poems in response to the end of WWI

 

Next launch event Blackwells Manchester 30th November

An Outbreak of Peace launch video: Sarah Tait

Poet Sarah Tait reads her poem The Grass is Waking in the Ground at the launch of An Outbreak of Peace, an anthology of stories and poems in response to the end of WWI

Next launch event Blackwells Manchester 30th November

An Outbreak of Peace Launch Video: Peter Kenny

Poet Peter Kenny reads his poem, War Diary in 1/72 Scale at the launch of An Outbreak of Peace, an anthology of stories and poems in response to the end of WWI at Housmans Radical Bookshop

Next launch event Blackwells Manchester 30th November