Solstice Shorts Festival – Crowd Funding rewards – Calligraphy

Unique Hand-lettered Poem

One of the more unusual rewards on offer in our crowd funding for Solstice Shorts Festival.

If the idea of a beautifully handwritten poem (something like this) to hang on your wall or to send to someone special excites you, we can offer you just that for £70 (or more – you are very welcome to give us more than the guide price!)

Jennifer A McGowan, one of the poets featured in The Other Side of Sleep, is also a calligrapher, with work featured in magazines. Many more examples here

She is offering to letter a presentation poem of your choice, of no more than 25 lines. (This is JUST lettering, no fancy illuminated capitals or decorations, although Jennifer has said if you would like decorations and/or illuminated capital on your poem, you can come to an arrangement with her separate to the 25 lines she is donating to us.) She is too busy in the run up to the Solstice to offer this for a midwinter gift, but could get it completed in time for Valentine’s day, for example. (includes cost of postage within the UK)

Read your Work Aloud Workshop with Katy Darby

MORE Katy Darby Writers’ Read Aloud Workshop spaces now available

The incredibly generous Ms Darby informs me I have misunderstood her, and she is offering a WHOLE workshop, ie TEN places, for our crowd fund campaign for Solstice Shorts: our one day, short story and folk music festival on 21st December. Stories read and songs sung, from sunrise to sunset on the shortest day of the year, on the Greenwich Meridian.

So all you writers who want to wow a live audience, there are nine places left… put down you pens, clear your throats and learn how to really get your story across live – appropriate for the festival! An absolute bargain at £50 per person.

If you are wondering why Katy is your go to gal on this, she is a writer and actor, and founder of Liars’ League, the world-spanning award-winning live literature event where actors read your stories – started when Katy heard one too many authors mumbling into their books. She knows her stuff, and will impart her wisdom to you!

Here’s a bit of video of Katy reading her own work, The Horror, the Horror from Stations, to give you an idea what you might be capable of after the workshop.