Penrhos poem on Radio 4


Just heard from Ness Owen, author of Mamiaith, and co-editor of A470, that her Penrhos poem is featured in United Kingdoms on Radio 4 Monday 31st January at 2.15. There’s not much info on their website yet, but set your alarms or catch it later on Sounds!




Watch out for Arachne Press poets being featured on LitWorld2  over the next few weeks, Tuesdays and Fridays. And I don’t know who! So I will be glued to the web, like a spider’s midday snack…

Thanks to Sarah James for hosting!

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P is for poetry!

Publishing & Marketing & … stuff


If you are interested in the publishing side of getting a book out where you can get your hands on it, you might be interested in reading the blogs I’ve been doing for Inpress on The Bookseller Marketing Conference that took place last week – only last week? – on a very hot day on the South Bank.

update to poets reading Keats House 28/3/15


Inua EllamsInua Elams has dropped out,



Math Jones is definitely reading.Math Jones - Geoff Robinson, photographer

Review of Weird Lies from Little Crocodile


Nice review from Little Crocodile of Weird Lies….

Keats festival booking information


Keats Festival info is now up on their website.  

They are charging £10 for the writing workshop and £5 for the readings. You do need to book! Contact Keats House on 020 7332 3868, or email them at

What our authors are up to: an update


Arachne Authors are a busy bunch so here’s  little snippets of news from Rob Walton and Clare Sandling:

Rob has a short play on in Newcastle – Alphabetti Spaghetti Theatre June 6th -14th as part of a three play event.

The Bumps by Rob Walton – it’s just hours before their big break, their first television debut but it’s now that all the truths start coming out…

Clare Sandling’s debut children’s novel has been long listed for the Macmillan Children’s book Write Now prize.

The Game, by Clare Sandling – a group of school kids are sent into a virtual computer game in which they must play to survive .

What a talented lot they are.

Update on Ealing Cityread event


If you are coming along to the Ealing Library Panel for Cityread you can pre book via the library or just turn up, but tickets are £2. Or if you let me know you are coming, I can let the library know your name – however you still have to pay!

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Keats Festival Update


Still not much information on the Keats festival, but this information has come to light

Keep an eye on the Keats festival event page for precise detail of whether you need to book for either of our events on 25th May, morning writing workshop and afternoon readings but basic info seems to be

Book by phone:020 7332 3868
Book by email:Email City of London Events for Keats Festival

Getting recognised


An email from Caroline Hardman this morning amused me, so I’m sharing it!

On the subject of Stations,  I was at a ‘reading aloud’ workshop where we all read a short extract and gave feedback on presentation, techniques etc. – I read the first few pages of Bloody Marys from a print-out,  and one of the women there said  “Wait, I know this story!  Isn’t it from a collection?  Something to do with trains?”   It made my night!

So there you go, complete strangers have read and recognised Caroline’s work. Result!