Well, it’s a new year, and I’m happy to say I’ll be starting it off with a gig down in Cornwall, performing in a line-up selected by the brilliant purveyor of fine words that is Telltales.
Telltales at the Hall for Cornwall looks set to be a powerful evening full of drama and delight. Bringing you 8 writers, each with their own take on ‘This Mortal Coil’ – so expect life’s stresses, being human, making mistakes, mortality, death, birth and everything between!
There’s an eclectic line-up with a little bit of something for everybody, including sci-fi writer Ben Power; rising talent Aaron Kent; award-winning writer Felicity Notley and her story The Foot; My Cornwall competition winner Douglas Bence who’ll be sharing his story An Unexpected Guest; lots more from Nic Robey, Mary Mcstecky, and Alan Robinson; and a 5-minute performance poem from me, called This is not my story.
This event is part of the Hall for Cornwall’s series of ‘Platform Events’ that take place in their Assembly Rooms. Tickets are free, but seats are limited to just 80 and must be booked in advance as when we last checked there were only about 10 left. So…
Follow this link to BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW.
See you there!
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Perhaps it is true what they say about third time lucky!
I’ve just been informed that the beautifully designed Parabola Project will be publishing some of my poems in its next issue.
If you’re not familiar with the publication, here’s a few words from their website:
“The Parabola Project is the brainchild of Telltales, a reading night launched in October 2008 with the goal of showcasing, motivating and inspiring creative writers from Cornwall and beyond. […] Telltales represents talent from across the writing spectrum, programming and publishing everyone on an equal footing […] showcasing captivating words alongside stunning imagery to inspire readers and writers everywhere.”
For more information about the Parabola Project, or to buy copies of Issue II: Origins, or for lots of other exciting content such as interviews with writers featured so far in The Parabola, head on over to their website and when you do, be sure to hit their main page several times as each time it refreshes you get a new image from the book in the background and some of them are really rather nice.
The Parabola Project Issue III is due out at the end of Nov 2012, so I’ll be in touch with more info about the launch and such nearer the time.
‘Telltales‘ is Falmouth’s monthly evening of short stories, novel extracts, poetry or prose; a chance for readers, writers and listeners to gather together and hear what Cornwall’s writing scene has to say for itself.
This month’s theme is ‘Future, Perfect?‘ and it promises to serve up glasses of optimism laced with despair, a slice or two of prophecy, some apocalyptic sprinklings, a shot of hope, topped off with the drinking straw of dystopia. Alternatively, of course, it could be referring to a somewhat unusual tense. I guess there’s only one way to find out.
There will be at least six writers reading their own work for your enjoyment, including Mac Dunlop and Nick Jarvis.
Telltales happens at The Rum Bar, above Nancy’s, in Falmouth (TR11 3PN) on 29th March. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.