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.
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.
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.
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.
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.