In shops today, in time for the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, An Outbreak of Peace, stories and poems in response to the end of WWI.
A collection of work from writers all over the world, and both sides of the conflict.
The brief was ‘no trenches’ and for the stories and poems to address, grief, relief and hope not vengeance, hatred or triumphalism. We were deeply moved and impressed by what we were sent, and picking the best of those for this book has been a particular pleasure.
You can order the book from us direct in our web shop (post free), or come to one of the launches –
Three launch events for An Outbreak of Peace
LONDON! Housmans 14th November
The official publication date for this anthology of new short stories and poems in response to the end of WWI, An Outbreak of Peace is the 8th November, but we are having the launch party on
Wednesday 14th, at Housmans radical bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX,
with readings from Clare Owen, CB Droege, Katy Darby, Chantal Heaven (fiction);
Karen Ankers, Valerie Bence, Peter Kenny, Sarah Tait (poetry).
There will also be a poppy-seed cake, and other, liquid, refreshments.
£3 on the door, redeemable against purchase of the book. (It would help our pre-event nerves if you let us know you are coming)
Manchester! Blackwells 30th November
As our authors are spread all over the globe, we are trying to give as many of them as possible an opportunity to celebrate the launch in person. We can’t afford to jaunt off to the US and Australia, or even Germany or France, but we can manage Manchester!
Northern fans of poetry and short fiction are invited to join us at Blackwells, Manchester. Near Arthur Lewis Building, The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL
on 30th November at 6.30pm
There will be readings from
Rebecca Skipwith, Lily Peters, (fiction)
Ness Owen, Sarah Tait, Mantz Yorke, and Valerie Bence, (poetry)
and cake and liquid refreshment.
Tickets are free. https://bit.ly/2CQcuVT
And finally, for now, a reading
by Clare Owen of her story from the collection, The Cormorant,
at Lost in Books, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BS
on 16th November 2018 6pm