Solstice Shorts judge Imogen Robertson talks Festivals and Time with Cherry Potts

The third in our short series of interviews with Solstice Shorts Judges. Imogen Robertson talks to Cherry Potts about the concept behind the festival, and the theme of Time in the context of writing for the competition, which closes in 2 weeks! You have until  one minute to midnight (think Cinderella) on 31st October … Hallowe’en.

Anyone for a Cinders /Hallowe’en fusion story?

 

Stations Reading at Deptford Lounge

Stations Cover. Image copyright Gail Brodholt

Our second reading for Stations, in honour of New Cross, will be at the Library at Deptford Lounge, a short walk from New Cross Station.

Library
9 Deptford Lounge,
Giffin Street
SE8 4RW

Thursday 29th November 2012 7-8.30pm

(Although free, you need to book via the Albany 020 8692 4446)

As this is on actual publication day it is in effect our Local Launch so we are aiming at quite a few writers, all reading shorter snippets, so the line up is:

David Bausor (New Cross)
Rosalind Stopps (Brockley)
Paula Read (Honor Oak)
Joan Taylor-Rowan (Anerley)
Adrian Gantlope (Surrey Quays) Getting Adrian to speak in public is a major event, you won’t want to miss it!

Ellie Stewart (Wapping)
Bartle Sawbridge (Shadwell)
Katy Darby (Shoreditch High Street)

Join us for a whirlwind tour of the Overground by way of a foreign student’s first taste of South London, a brief encounter at Brockley, homelessness and homebaking, a lesson the birds and bees, transience by the Thames, failing to learn from beetles and film makers in East London.

Clapham Books: Arachne Authors Read from London Lies

Clapham Books Window display

We had a very respectable crowd for Clapham Books (a lovely bookshop) last Thursday – not sure how much this was down to the draw of Katy Darby’s promised cakes, which were delicious! A few clips of the readings below, plus some photos.

Alan McCormick The Runner clip

Cherry Potts Leaving clip

Joan Taylor-Rowan Renewal clip

Katy Darby Keep Calm and Carry On clip

Joan Taylor-Rowan reading Renewal, from London Lies

London Lies Latest

St Paul's Wrapped ... awaiting the big reveal ... copyright Cherry Potts 2012

Gradually creeping towards printing… typesetting is finished and proof reading started, and the cover designs are being voted on by the authors. Fortunately they mostly seem to agree with my (unstated) favourite, so most of them will be happy, and I will too.

Arachne Press

Welcome to Arachne Press.

This website will soon be host to lovely books and e-books, and news about books.

Arachne Press is a new publisher of exciting novels and short stories for adults and children; poetry and selected non-fiction.  We will also be keeping fiction (poetry, non-fiction) live, through readings, workshops and all things to do with writing.

Our first book London Lies will be out in mid-summer, in print and e-formats, to be followed speedily by the next collection provisionally entitled Stations.

We are not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at present.