For One Night Only

Arachne Author Wendy Gill (Dalston in Stations) has written a musical:

That Man based on the songs of Caro Emerald

You can see it previewed for one night only at

The London Theatre Workshop 65 New King’s Road SW6 4SG

Friday 1st August 8pm.

See you there!

ThatMan_Poster

Words With Edge Festival

Arachne Press is taking part in the Words with Edge Festival on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January. We will have a stall, ably staffed by author Wendy Gill, who will also be reading at 13:30 on the Sunday.

The festival is held at Red Door Studios, Masterman Road, East Ham, E6 3RW

Litfest poster

Writing Ambitions – three days to go on Kickstarter funding bid

Just thought I’d mention, its three days almost exactly until time runs out on our funding bid. If you’d like to support us, please take a look at the pitch – you can have a laugh at me and Katy being distracted by every butterfly that flew past, and remaining oblivious of the trains roaring by at the bottom of the garden – one of the few decent patches of sun so far this ‘Summer’, a bit like today.

And in the meantime, watch a whole bunch of Arachne authors talk about their writing ambitions…

© Arachne Press 2013

Arachne Authors talk about writing habits 2

Paula Read and Jacqueline Downs like to be in motion

Emily Cleaver writes when her child is asleep

Wendy Gill would like a greenhouse!

Lennart Lundh loves his computer, Michelle Shine loves her writing group

more arachne authors on the writers who inspire and influence them

Stations and London Lies contributors tell us about the writers they admire

Wendy Gill, Michael Trimmer, Ellie Stewart, Emily Cleaver

Peter Morgan and Jacqueline Downs

Harrow Cityread – the video

Our final Cityread event showcasing Stations at Gayton Library, Harrow:

Wendy Gill on packing up for a never-ready son’s move to Dalston

Cherry Potts on the ghosts of Rotherhithe:

Bartle Sawbridge on an Estate Agent’s spiel hijacked by a local:

and Paula Read on love burgeoning in Canonbury:

© Arachne Press 2013

CityRead Harrow, Gayton Library, 30th April

Cityread London (1)I’m getting to know bits of London I’ve never explored before,  we are off to Harrow, to Gayton Library, 5 St John’s Road, Harrow, HA1 2EE for our final CityRead gig of this year on Tuesday 30th April 7pm.

Join Cherry Potts (Rotherhithe), Wendy Gill (Dalston), Bartle Sawbridge (Shadwell), Paula Read (Canonbury/ Honor Oak Park) for stories of history that climbs out of the mud to speak, maternal relationships, poetry and property, and either life changing experiences in the North or homelessness and home baking in the South depending on what mood Paula is in.

Stations - perfect for your commute

Going Overground with Cityread

Cityread London (1)As part of CityRead Arachne Press authors will be reading from Stations at

Forest Hill Library
Dartmouth Road SE23 3HZ
on Thursday 18th April 2013 7-8.30pm

Rosalind Stopps (Brockley), Caroline Hardman (Hoxton), Jacqueline Downs (Crystal Palace) and Peter Morgan (Forest Hill) for stories of love among the coffee cups, vampires in pubs, ghosts in the machine and eccentrics at a station.

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Whitechapel Idea Store: the video

A little delayed, but here is the video of our Stations event at Whitechapel Idea store

Rosalind, Wendy and Caroline:

Cherry & Bartle

Friern Barnet Community Library video

Yay! Friern Barnet Community Library got it’s licence and books will continue to be lent from this lovely purpose-built home for books. A victory for sanity and community action.

Arachne Press lent our support with a little reading from each of our books last Tuesday, when things were still a bit in doubt, so delighted with the result.

Here’s the video of our reading – apologies for the sound quality with hindsight the windowsill wasn’t the best place for the camera.

Caroline Hardman & Wendy Gill read from Stations and Michelle Shine reads from Lovers’ Lies

 

Cherry Potts reads from London Lies and Bobbie Darbyshire and Rosalind Stopps read from Lovers’ Lies.