SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED for Solstice Shorts Festival Short Story Competition

Congratulations to the Solstice Shorts Festival shortlisted authors!

Winners will be announced live at The Story Sessions during short story week on 19th November.

Alex Bruty
Solstice Shorts Logo copyAndrew Gepp
Angela Graham
Bartle Sawbridge
Cindy George
David Mathews
David Turnbull
Deschaney Tate
Eamonn Griffin
Emma Timpany
Frances Gapper
Helen Morris
Jayne Pickering
Jodie Ashdown
Lada Bakanova
Max Dunbar
Paul Cohen
Pauline Walker
Peter Adkins
Pippa Gladhill
Rebecca J Payne
Rhiannon Jones
Rory McCarthy
Rosalind Stopps
Sarah Evans
Scott Lewis
Sheila Scott
Tannith Perry
Tim Bancroft
Wendy Gill
William Davidson

WFC2013 Rebecca J Payne on Influences

One of the advantages to attending WFC2013 over the weekend (apart from meeting Tanith Lee, Joanne Harris and Ellen Datlow) was getting to speak to Rebecca J Payne, author of Hollow Man, one of the stories in Weird Lies. We met in what was meant to be a quiet corner (I don’t think such a thing actually existed) and yelled over the racket. This is the only snippet of video that you can even pretend you can hear what’s happening. I’ve put subtitles on!

Mosaic of Air & Weird Lies Fantasy Launch – video

Videos from Saturday night’s sell out (had we been charging) event at Misty Moon.

Cherry Potts reads from Penelope is No Longer Waiting (Mosaic of Air)

and for Weird Lies:

David McGrath reads from The Elephant in the Tower

Angela Trevithick reads from Fuzzby & Coo

Cliff Chapman reads from Rebecca J Payne‘s Hollow Man

Alistair Lock reads from Tom McKay‘s What does H2O feel like to the Tadpoles?

Photos from Weird Lies Launch

All photos © Andrew Petrie 2013

A few pictures from the launch of Mosaic of Air and Weird Lies at the planetarium at Royal Observatory Greenwich (who were absolutely LOVELY) . We had a glorious star show (hence the incredible lack of light in the reading pictures) and we had a song from Summer All Year Long, and some weird and wonderful stories.

The full gallery of photos can be found here 

Big thank you to Andrew for managing to get such great pictures in next to no light.

watch this space for video – need to edit it first!

Weird Lies and Mosaic of Air Live Readings This Saturday

Mistymoon flier2After a fabulous evening on Tuesday (it’s taken me this long to recover!) our next event is at Misty Moon, 80 Ladywell Road (behind the Ladywell Tavern) SE13 7HS. 7.30 for 8, til about 10. Free!

Readings from both books:

Angela Trevithick: Fuzzby and Coo

Cherry Potts: Penelope is No Longer Waiting

Rebecca J Payne Hollow Man (read by Cliff Chapman)

Tom McKay: What does H2O feel like to the Tadpoles? (read by Alastair Lock)

David McGrath: The Elephant in the Tower

We are hoping some of the other authors will be present, so that you can collect lots of signatures to turn a wonderful book into a collector’s item, but Cherry Angela & David will definitely sign any book put in front of them.

Pop up bar, books to buy at special launch prices, free ‘Books are my Bag’ bag to stuff full of said books, and assorted other (modest)  freebies, including our prized handmade badges.

Come along, tell your friends – bring your friends.

Fantasy Tales at Misty Moon

Mistymoon flier2Join us for fantastical stories based on myth, fairytale, philosophy and, scarily (if loosely), fact.

Saturday 5th October Misty Moon Gallery, behind the Ladywell Tavern, 80 Ladywell Road, SE13 7HS

An informal event with readings of the more fantastical stories from Mosaic of Air and Weird Lies.

We will be reading:

Rebecca J Payne Hollow Man (read by Cliff Chapman)

Tom McKay: What does H2O feel like to the Tadpoles? (read by Alastair Lock)

Cherry Potts: Penelope is No Longer Waiting

David McGrath: The Elephant in the Tower

Angela Trevithick: Fuzzby and Coo