On 9 June, Tom Vowler and I will be discussing the importance of place in short stories at the inaugural Greenway Literary Festival.
Greenway Literary Festival: Cornish Shorts
The Greenway Literary Festival is being held in honour of the ten year anniversary of Agatha Christie’s former home being open to the public.
Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing celebrates its first year since publication on 2 April.
Cover design by Vita Sleigh and woodcut illustrations by Angela Annesley.
My short story Flowers is Seren Short Story of the Month! You can read it here
Two lovely events are taking place this month.
St Piran’s Day, 5 March, Waterstones, Truro
Come along to Waterstones, Truro and celebrate St Piran’s Day with readings by Alan Robinson, Philipa Aldous, Cathy Galvin, Candy Neubert and Elaine White from Cornish Short Stories and an artist talk by our cover illustrator Vita Sleigh. This free event will take place upstairs in Café W from 12.30 to 1.30pm.
Reading Around the Fire, 9 March, The Gurnard’s Head Pub, near Zennor
Readings and talk by myself, Felicity Notley and Emma Staughton from Cornish Short Stories. I’ll also be speaking about, and reading from, Travelling in the Dark. Free event in the bar from 4-5.30pm.
As a long time fan of the dovegreyreader scribbles blog, I was thrilled to find this short review of Travelling in the Dark included in a post from last September.
This is the quilt-lined dove grey reader tent at Port Eliot Festival, a haven where I spent many happy hours listening to excellent writers chat to Lynne and read their work over the years.
On 9 March from 4 to 5.30pm, I’ll be taking part in a talk and a ‘Cornish Short Stories Reading Around the Fire’ at the Gurnard’s Head pub near Zennor. Free event.
Many thanks to NZ News UK for this fine review of Travelling in the Dark.
Copies of my books will be available at these Christmas events in Falmouth and Truro.
The Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 2018 at the Art House, 3 Park Hill, Falmouth TR11 3QH. The opening hours are Friday 30 November 5pm to 9pm, and then Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December 10am to 5pm.
The Royal Cornwall Museum’s Christmas Fayre on Sunday 9 December from 10am to 4pm.
Free entry to both events.
A local launch of Travelling in the Dark will take place on Tuesday 23 October at the Falmouth Bookseller, 6-8pm, free event, all welcome. We’ll be joined for the evening by Louise Boland, CEO of Fairlight Books.
The following morning, 24 October 8.30 to 9.30am, come along and be inspired by Louise’s innovative approach to publishing as she shares her passion for literary fiction at Stranger Collective’s Creative Breakfast. Free event but book your place here.
Felicity Notley will be reading her work from Cornish Short Stories on Saturday 6 October at the North Cornwall Book Festival, 10am, Main Marquee, as part of the Cream of Cornish event alongside Lucy Wood and other local authors. Free event.
Many thank to Blogger’s Bookshelf for choosing Travelling in the Dark as their Book Club choice for August 2018. I love the infographic they’ve created about my novella, and I’m particularly pleased to see that everyone who read it would recommend it to others.
You can read more about Sam Kalda, the Folio artist who designed the beautiful illustrations on the Fairlight Moderns covers, in this interview on Fairlight Books website.