Marg Roberts reading from her novel in March.

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.

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Alan Beard’s story featured in ‘Mechanics Institute Review.’

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).

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Polly Wright’s story in new anthology.

listeningPolly 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:



Night Swimming – Garrie Fletcher’s book is out!


‘A collection of dark, urban tales: the pros and cons of stealing a pensioner, a mothers prison visit, incipient love and roller skating, the guilt of a brothers death, and a past love burnt out by rioting. Stories that deal with loss, longing and hope.

Garrie Fletcher writes about the gaps between lives, the pauses between stations and the static hiss of the city. The moments he captures are fleeting and easily missed, but resonate like a steel string plucked above a pickup, distorted and electric.’

Launch in Leicester March 11th   Order it here.

Marg Roberts’ novel launched

Marg Roberts’ novel ‘A Time for Peace’ comes out in October from  Cinnamon Press.

She says:

There are 2 events in connection with the publication of my novel. One is a talk at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick as part of the Warwick Words History Festival. It’s on Wednesday, 5th October between 4-5 (3.30 for a cup of tea!). Tickets are £6.00 and can be bought from the festival website: or the Box Office: 01926 33 44 18.

The launch is on Tuesday, 18th October at 6.30pm at Waterstones, Leamington. Cinnamon Press is the publisher. 

The novel is set in Serbia during the first 2 years of the 1st World War and the talk with consist of readings and some historical background to the novel.  

I will give a shorter reading at the launch.



More information on the book, plus a blog, some poetry and short stories: