Arachne Press are reviving the Story Sessions, we hope permanently! We are settling in to our Brockley Max venue, The Brockley Deli for a few months, with support from the Arts Council, and then we’ll see how it’s going.
The Story Sessions in a live literature event, with themed sessions. We run it like a folk club, so there are headliners, support acts and floor spots*.
We have a ‘test bed’ section where you can try out a new piece on the audience just before the interval, and get written feedback.
*Floor spots: Flash from the Floor a maximum of 100 words on theme, immediately after the interval. Just turn up with your 100 words and let us know you want to read, or write something in the interval, if inspiration strikes.
We have 4 sessions lined up over the next nine months:
16/11/2016 Freedom Tales deadline 02/11/16
18/01/2017 Winter Tales deadline 04/01/17
15/03/2017 Retelling Tales (Legend and Fable) deadline 01/03/17
17/05/2017 Fantastic Tales (Fantasy) deadline 03/05/17
We are looking for STORIES first and foremost, although we will consider very good poems. We are not interested in non-fiction of any kind.
ABSOLUTE maximum 2000 words, but we are happy with a lot shorter as it means more people can read.
This can be previously published work as it will not lead to a book, and we encourage authors from London and environs, who have a new book to promote, to offer us something suitable to the theme, but unpublished work also welcome. So if you have something on theme and can come and read it on the day, let’s hear from you. There are a couple of slots available for out-of-towners as we have an actor at each session to take those on, but people like to meet the author so if you can get there all the better.
Apply through our submittable account. Tell us whether you see you piece as potential headline material, or test bed. no need to contact us in advance for Flash from the Floor.