Julian Bishop: Slow Burn

Poet Julian Bishop introduces his poem Slow Burn written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can pre-order the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Flash Book-Flood Sale

Jolabokaflod

Usually we have an ‘at home’ for Jolabokaflod, around the beginning of December, where local book enthusiasts pile into Arachne towers and eat mince pies and drink tea (or depending on the hour, mulled cider) but that’s not possible this year so we are having a sale instead!
What is Jolabokaflod?
An invention of  the Icelandic peoples, it literally translates as Yule Book Flood. You can see where this is going… the tradition is that EVERYONE (I’m looking at you) buys everyone else a book which is handed over on Christmas Eve, and the receipient (that’s everyone) snuggles up with their books and hot chocolate (insert your prefered beverage) and reads until dawn.
There is a small but determined band of publishers, booksellers, writers and readers who want this adopted as a univeral tradition, join in!

How do I get at the sale?
go to our webshop
FROM NOW UNTIL 1ST December:
Use this code JOLABOKAFLOD at checkout to get 20% off when you spend over £30

Another discount code LOWTIDE will get you last year’s Solstice Shorts anthology Time and Tide STANDARD edition half price.

I THINK you can only use one code at a time, we’ve never had two running together before so this could be interesting!

PLUS check out the ongoing special offers (these are not affected by the codes!).


SOLSTICE SHORTS
Also, remember that if you buy a copy of this year’s Solstice Shorts anthology Tymes goe by Turnes before 17th December (publication date) then you get a free ticket to this year’s online festival on 21st December 2020 at 8pm GMT.
TICKETS for the online event are available here for a suggested donation of £5
We hope you’ll join us! (Open mic sessions available – get your ticket and send us an email.)

Karen Ankers: In Dark

Poet Karen Ankers introduces her poem In Dark written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can pre-order the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Elinor Brooks: Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Cat

Poet Elinor Brooks introduces her poem Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Cat written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can pre-order the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Ness Owen: Beach Clean

Poet Ness Owen introduces her poem Beach Clean written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can preorder the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Jane McLaughlin: Sketchbook

Author Jane McLaughlin introduces her story, Sketchbook, written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST. Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can preorder the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders who donate at least £5 get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Tymes Goe By Turnes has arrived

I’m almost as excited by the bilingual boxes from TJ Books as I am but the GORGEOUS cover by Kevin Threlfall.

fabulous cover by Kevin Threlfall
bilingual delivery boxes.

Get your order in now for delivery pre-publication. free ticket to the festival with every order received before 17th December.

The Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm GMT tickets suggested donation £5.

Patience Mackarness: Roots

Author Patience Mackarness introduces her story, Roots, written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST. Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can preorder the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders who donate at least £5 get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

S B Merrow: For Ellen

Poet S B Merrow introduces her poem For Ellen written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can preorder the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Kelly Davis The Saddest Birdes a Season Find to Singe

Poet Kelly Davis introduces her poem The Saddest Birdes a Season Find to Singe written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (£5) https://bit.ly/2FX5DhA

You can preorder the book from us