Warwick Books are hosting a Cinnamon Press reading by Nigel Hutchinson, Connie Ramsay Bott and Marg Roberts on Thursday, 15th March at 7.00pm. Tickets in advance can be bought from Warwick Books.
If you live in the area please support local writers published by an independent publisher and hosted by an independent book shop.
Find out more about Marg here: http://www.margroberts.co.uk/
Joel, who died in 2013, continues to have his work published in new collections, and this one from Dreampress looks particularly lovely:
(pic: Nicholas Royle).
‘The Mechanics’ Institute Review is Birkbeck’s (University of London) annual anthology of short fiction by emerging and established writers from across the UK.
With 14 issues published to date, The Mechanics’ aims to champion the short story as an art form, promoting diversity and opportunity for all while publishing new work of the highest possible standard. ‘
Below is a picture of Beard reading from his story ‘At Gloucester Docks’ at the Birmingham launch of the anthology. (pic: Yasmin Ali).
Polly has a new story ‘A Miracle of Rare Device’ in the collection ‘Listening with Non-Human Others’. The book is an ‘extensively illustrated collection of essays, stories, songs, drawings, and colour photographs explores creative ways of listening with the materials, energies and vitality of non-human life.’
Available to buy or as a free download here: http://www.authorityresearch.net/essay-collection-listening-with-non-human-others.html
Annie has also started to write under another name – Abi Oliver, and Abi’s first book is also out in April. A New Map of Love is set over the hot summer of 1964. Country antique dealer George Baxter is newly widowed and looking for love.