crowdfunding Midsummer Night in the Garden

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We are crowdfunding on Kickstarter to pay our Midsummer Night performers, if you felt like helping there are some very nice rewards available HERE.

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Publishing & Marketing & … stuff

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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

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Inua EllamsInua Elams has dropped out,

 

 

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

Review of Weird Lies from Little Crocodile

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Nice review from Little Crocodile of Weird Lies….

First backer for our Weird Lies crowdfunding ALREADY!

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That was quick!

We have our first backer, so Alex Smith‘s book and exploding flower have GONE! If you’ve had a chance to look yet and were mulling on the rarer items, you might need to be brisk!

thank you, first backer!!

Keats festival booking information

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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 keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk

What our authors are up to: an update

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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

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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

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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

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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!