21st December 2016 ORDER NOW
Edited by Cherry Potts
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The Solstice Shorts festival celebrates the shortest day of the year, which is also short story day, with stories poems and songs to an appropriate theme. In 2015 that theme was Longest Night, in 2016 it was be Shortest Day, and was celebrated (appropriately) with flash fiction. These are the combined stories and poems for both events.
Featuring work from
Abigail Beckel, Bob Beagrie, Cherry Potts, David Mathews, David McVey, Frances Gapper, Neil Brosnan, Pauline Walker, Sarah Evans, Sarah James, Wendy Gill, A.J. Akoto, Alison Craig, Frank Rubino, Jill Sharp, Joan Leotta, Juliet Desailly, Karen Bovenmyer, Karina Lutz, Laura Page, Lisa Kelly, Mario Duarte, Marlee Cox, Megan E. Freeman, Moira Quinn, Pat Tompkins, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Steph Thompson, Tim Cremin, Ness Owen, CB Droege, David Steward, Jamie der Wahls, Katy Darby, Lee Nash, Liam Hogan, Pippa Gladhill, Polly Hall, Roger W. Hecht, Rosalind Stopps, Tom McKay.
with themes as various as friendships betrayed, birth, atheism, searching space, strangers in the night… and genres from fantasy and science fiction to poetry and realism.
Shortest Day, Longest Night on TOUR:
Wednesday 5.30 & 7pm 21/12/2016 Greenwich Launch (Solstice Shorts Festival)
All the Shortest Day Stories and Poems, read by actors.
06/01/2017 Oxford Albion Beatnik Recordings
Poem (and story): Sarah James. Story: Wendy Gill, Pauline Walker, David Mathews, David Steward.
10/1/2017 St James Wine Vaults 10 St James Street, Bath, BA1 2TW
poem: Bernie Howley, Elinor Brooks, Jeremy Dixon, Jill Sharp; story: Nick Rawlinson, Pippa Gladhill, David Mathews, Cherry Potts
11/01/2017 Lewisham Library
Poems: Lisa Kelly, A J Akoto. Stories: David Steward, Cherry Potts, Liam Hogan
14/01/2017 Essex Wivenhoe Library
Stories: Rosalind Stopps, Cherry Potts, David Steward, Katy Darby, Poem: Lisa Kelly
04/02/2017 North Kensington Library
Poems: Bob Beagrie, Lisa Kelly, A J Akoto. Story: Katy Darby, Liam Hogan, Pauline Walker, Cherry Potts