Stories out loud


I’ve been so busy over at Arachne Press that I’ve been neglecting my own blog.

SO a few things have happened, and will be happening.

TONIGHT (Friday 8/12/17)

I am reading part of The Midwinter Wife (from Shortest Day Longest Night at London Writers’ Eclective at Tottenham Court Road Waterstones. It’s in the cafe basement, 6.30-8.30

Hope to see some familiar faces!

Solstice Shorts is coming up, 21st December, 52 authors on 12 sites across the UK at DUSK That’s why I’ve been so busy! That, and launching Spellbinder, the second book in my mum’s trilogy of YA fantasy, The Naming of Brook Storyteller.

Recently I was interviewed on podcasting site Time for Cakes and Ale – have a listen.

Back in October, we were in Shoreham for their Word Fest, with Liberty Tales and Songs of Protest, which meant I was hosting, reading and singing alongside a sliver of Vocal Chords Choir.

And also in October, at Archway  With Words, I read Mirror. (from Lovers’ Lies) It’s the first time I’ve read it myself, usually I get an actor to read it for me.

 

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Review, and a reading Today!


My story, Mirror, got a very nice mention in the Sabotage review of Lovers’ Lies.

Co-editor Cherry Potts provides a story with overtones of Tennyson and epic loves played out across a lifetime in the surprisingly small and closed world of neighbouring farming estates. ‘Mirror’ takes place with the First World War in the distance, but able to act only as a sideshow to the real conflicts and dramas playing out in rural England and in the hearts of two men.

You can hear me read something completely different at Brixton Book Jam at the Hootananny 95 Effra Road, Brixton tonight Monday 8th July from 7.30.

Performing Live – update


Brixton BookJam has moved to 8th July due to a double booking at the venue. Everything else is as previously mentioned.

I will be reading and running workshops at Towersey Festival (Near Thame, Oxfordshire) over August Bank Holiday weekend with Spread the Word, no more details yet but will know more in a week or so.

Pictures from last week’s Misty Moon event (all pictures courtesy of White Windmill Photography.)

Promoting Lovers’ Lies:Cherry Potts misty Moon 1 copyright John Gaffen Cherry Potts Misty Moon 2 Copyright John Gaffen Cherry Potts Misty Moon 3 copyright John GaffenSigning Stations

Reading from Mosaic of Air