Early summer is the time for festivals in South London, and this year Arachne Press has pulled out all the stops to hit as many as we can.
We are once again taking part in the lovely Hither Green Festival (they ask us, this is so rare, and so good for the ego!)
Saturday May 18th 7pm at one of our favourite venues,
Manor House Library, on Old Road SE13 5SY
FREE Readings of stories and poems based in the past – from the 17th to the 20th Century – life stories and imagined lives, followed by a fairly short discussion about writing from history – what inspired the piece, what research was needed, how was the story shaped by the facts and which got in the way – that sort of thing.
Poetry: Kate Foley and Math Jones
Short Stories Joan Taylor-Rowan, Rebecca Skipwith, Katy Darby
Cherry Potts will read from her novel in progress.
We are involved in BrockleyMAX Festival again this year, with stories and poetry in a brewery…
Wednesday 5th June 7pm
We will be at the lovely Brockley Brewery, 31 Harcourt Road London SE4 2AJ
FREE Readings of poetry and short stories on the theme of Noon from the Solstice Shorts Anthology of the same name.
Everyone thinks of noon as being a split second as the clock’s hands draw together, the bell tolls twelve times – but there is so much more to it than that.
with Stuart McKenzie, Michelle Penn, Laila Sumpton, Marika Joseph, Liam Hogan, reading their own work and possibly that of others featured in the book.
10am on Saturday 15th June (Flash Fiction Day) we are joining Greenwich Book Festival for the first time, when editors Rosamund Davies, Cherry Potts and Kam Rehal will be doing a pre-publication panel discussion on Story Cities at Room KW003 King William Court Greenwich University Old Naval College Park Row Greenwich SE10 9LS. We are assuming you will need at ticket, but they aren’t on the festival website yet.