We had a substantial mailbag for our Retelling Tales theme, and had to turn down some really interesting work, either because it didn’t fit well enough or because it missed the mark in terms of what we were looking for, but we can confirm a poetry heavy list this time:
Headlining: Jennifer A McGowan reads a selection of myth inspired poetry from her new collection With Paper for Feet
Supporting: Liam Hogan I, Igor (Story)
Math Jones: Frejya (poem)
Zoe Brigley: Letter to Leda on Getting Married and My Last Rochester (poems)
LMA Bauman-Milner Glass & Blood (Story)
Neil Slevin A Gaelic Chieftan (poem)
Joy Howard: Melangell and the Hare, Olympus Inc, Living to Tell the Tale (Poems)
Annalie is going to be busy as quite a few of the writers can’t make it because of geographical considerations. We have work from writers in Ireland, America and the North of England, which means they won’t bring their friends along either… so we’d really like to encourage an audience! Quality writing, magnificently read! Join in with Flash from the Floor (if you want to!) – give us your own retelling in 100 words or less! poetry or prose.
Lovely food and drink available, and free entry. What more could you possibly want?
Note to writers, we would REALLY like to see stories for next time’s Fantasy tales, we already have some shortlisted poems, so get writing – the deadline is 1st Wednesday of May.