Story Cities Launch Party Tomorrow

Very excited about the launch party tomorrow for Story Cities… Kam has been busy decorating the Stephen Lawrence Gallery

and I’m currently baking a cake that will NOT be big enough for 100+ people.

There are 20 tickets left for this free event, so if you were dithering, get a move on.

I forsee lots of selfies in front of that wall…

And we have lots of readings and refreshments, in fact we have so much to get through that you really need to be on time!

7pm open, 7.15 introductions

7.30 first set of readings, Annabel Banks, Evleen Towey, Jasmin Kirkbride, Shamini Sriskandarajah , Jayne Buxton, Rosamund Davies

8pm CAKE and book sales (you can buy books before then but, you know, this is the perfect opportunity);

8.30 second set of readings, Máire Malone, Roland Denning, Maja Bodenstein, Cherry Potts, Nic Vine, Miriam Sorrentino

9pm close.

looking forward to Story Cities in Greenwich

Story Cities hits the shops on 13th June, but you will have to wait for the LAUNCH PARTY until… Thursday 20th June, 7pm

Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street SE10 9BD

Everyone welcome, FREE but please book a ticket so we know how many to cater for.

Launch party featuring readings of flash fictions from Jayne Buxton, Annabel Banks, Shamini Sriskandarajah,Sarah-Clare Conlon, Maja Bodenstein, Evleen Towey, Kam Rehal, Máire Malone, Roland Denning, Jasmin Kirkbride, Rosamund Davies and Cherry Potts.

There will be cake. Of course. I’m think of a little forest of gingerbread buildings stuck into something chocolately…

Just before that, editors Rosamund, Cherry and Kam will be doing a panel discussion at Greenwich Book Festival Room QA065 Queen Anne Court Greenwich University Old Naval College Greenwich SE10 9LS at 10am on Saturday 15th June FREE but you will need a ticket.

Launching Dusk

DUSK, the latest Solstice Shorts Festival anthology – two events…

We are doing a pre-launch event at the St John’s Festival at
St John’s Church 353 Bromley Road SE6 2RP (opposite Homebase)
with readings by Cherry Potts, Laila Sumpton, Michelle Penn and hopefully Katerina Watson
on 20th June 12 noon so if you are local, come along!

And then, the book is formally launched

on 21st June 7pm (The Summer Solstice, appropriately)
at Stephen Lawrence Gallery
10 Stockwell Street SE10 9BD

Access is via the university reception 2 doors closer to the corner with Greenwich High Road.

lots of the authors (though not all, sadly) are coming and there will be readings and drinks and nibbles – and, if I have the energy, a cake.

Closest public transport Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich(Southeastern) lots of buses stop nearby

177, 180, 199, 386, N199, 188,

The stop you want coming from Lewisham/Blackheath or New Cross is H Greenwich High Road/Roan Street
from Deptford Greenwich Centre/Cutty Sark
Coming in the other direction, you want stop E Greenwich Town Centre/ Nelson Road or for buses heading to Lewisham/New Cross the stop after, K Royal Hill.

Provisional line up (just waiting for all the readers to confirm)

Rob Schofield  Four Beaches (Extract)

Pippa Gladhill In-Between Dog (Extract)

Kelly Davis        Calling Them In

Fiona Salter      On the Evening Train (Extract)

John Bevan       Afterglow

Lisa Kelly           Match Girl

Rosalind Stopps 123,123 (Extract)

Michelle Penn  End of Ramadan