The Story Sessions, London – Live

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Coming soon!

Arachne Press  hosted occassional

 live lit event at various venues in South East London.


It’s like a folk club, but with spoken word. Headlining authors and poets read to you, and you join in with

‘Flash from the floor’.

100 words of fiction or poetry, written specially, happening to fit the theme, or scribbled in the interval.

Testbed session:

just before the interval an opportunity to try out a brand new piece on an audience and maybe get some feedback.

Occasional music, book sales, some silliness, lots of words.



the story sessions


Video of previous sessions

Flash at First Story Sessions

Haunting Tales for Hallowe’en

Armistice Tales

Solstice Tales

Family Tales

Queer Tales

Feminist Folk Tales

Want to get involved? We are looking for published authors with great stories or poems and really excellent performance skills to headline (reasonable expenses covered and a couple of free drinks), novice and emerging writers for the testbed, and all and sundry for the flash.  Get in touch.

Ideas for future themes? If you have written something you want to read that would be showcased in a particular theme let us know, we might build a whole show round you!