Back in the Water – video

The idea behind back in the water as a theme (Brockley Max festival, Writers of Our Age) was getting back to normal life. We still haven’t really, and we didn’t stick to that brief, but water definitely came into it! Two stories from me, Lift Off, which will be featured in FlashFlood 2021 on 26th June, and Greenlanders, which was read at Liars’ League a while back.

Back In The Water

I’m joining my WooA mates to read at Brockley Max on 3rd June at 7.30.

Our theme is Back in the Water, a sort of post lockdown dipping of toes into the sea type of idea. We may not be taking either of these ideas literally.

We are staying on line because although WooA (Writers of OUR Age) originated in Brockley, some longstanding members have moved away and it is impractical to get us together in real life.

We think there will be five writers, with five stories, of betweeen 1000 and 1500 words each, but like our theme our plans are fluid.

Come and join us, the water’s lovely!

Tickets are free, and available from Eventbrite. Please book to receive the zoom link.

Hosted by Arachne Press.

TODAY: Songs of Protest at Brockley Max

Copyright Ben Mueller-Brown


Vocal Chords are reprising our Songs of Protest repertoire for Brockley MAX Festival today, Sunday 4th June at 3.30.

St Hilda’s Church, Courtrai Road
SE23 1PL

We are joined by Carrie Cohen & Silas Hawkins who will read poems from Arachne Press’ Liberty Tales anthology.

£7 on the door (proceeds to Wheels for Wellbeing)

Books Sales & refreshments available

Carrie Cohen

Brockley Max – urban myths

Here’s a recording of me reading Algorithms, written specifically for the Urban Myths event at Brockley Max last night, which showcased the work of my fellow WooA writers.

Still recovering from an epic evening of communal writing!

Three Mermaids

I have a bit of a thing about mermaids. The house is strewn with pictures and even a bit of stained glass.

So recently I wrote about a mermaid in my story The Real McCoy which  has been read at three live literature events by three different actors in under a month.

To celebrate here is the first mermaid picture I bought, which is a print by Fran Slade. Look – there’s three of them!

mermidsand here are links to the readings.

Louisa Gummer at Literary Kitchen Festival

Lin Sagovsky at Liars’ League

and Carrie Cohen at Other Worlds (Brockley Max Festival)

Fascinating the different takes each of them give it!