O what we ben! Discovering the post-apocalyptic landscapes of Andreas and Riddley Walker

Fri 17 Nov, 01:00pm - 03:30pm / Canterbury Christ Church University

Launch, talks and guided city walk led by Dr. Michael Bintley and Sonia Overall, CCCU

Friday 17 November, 1pm-3.30pm

Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury

Find out more about the texts and theories behind the interactive walking project, featuring Russell Hoban’s novel Riddley Walker and the Anglo-Saxon poem Andreas. The launch will include presentations from the academics involved, followed by a guided city walk with readings. Spaces on the walk are limited - please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visit canterbury.ac.uk/walker to find out more.

Equal Ever After with Lynne Featherstone

Sat 18 Nov, 03:00pm - 04:30pm / Chambers

Shepway Liberal Democrats are happy to say that Baroness Lynne Featherstone will be speaking about her new book Equal Ever After on Saturday 18 November from 3-4.30pm, at Chambers on Sandgate Road.

Equal Ever After describes the final stages of the fight to get Equal Marriage into law, which Lynne Featherstone helped deliver as Equalities Minister in the Coalition Government. More details about the book are at https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/equal-ever-after

Entry to the event will be free and open to all.

Click here for more info

Short Story Competition

Sunflower House

Folkestone Writers: Fringe event and short story comeptition

Firt Prize: £100

Second Prize: £50

Deadline 31 October 2017

Entry Fee: £5 per story

Winning and shortlisted stories (1500 - 2000 words) to be published in folkestone 2018 Anthology. 

 

Reading of winning stories from 2017 Competition

22 November, 3pm / Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, Folkestone / Free Entrance

For full details see

www.folkestonewriterspress.com

 

O what we ben! Discovering the post-apocalyptic landscapes of Andreas and Riddley Walker

Sat 25 Nov, 01:00pm, 03:30pm / Westgate Towers

Guided city walk led by Dr. Michael Bintley and Sonia Overall, CCCU

Friday 24 November and Saturday 25 November, 1pm-2.30pm

Meet at entrance to Westgate Park, by the Westgate Towers, Canterbury

Uncover the lost landscapes of Canterbury on this interactive walk. We will map the city’s landmarks across time and text, using Russell Hoban’s novel Riddley Walker and the Anglo-Saxon poem Andreas as our guides. What connects a dystopian, post-nuclear Kent with a ruined Roman city peopled by devil-worshipping cannibals? Find out if you dare. Spaces limited - please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Visit canterbury.ac.uk/walker to find out more.

Dr. Michael Bintley, co-editor and translator of Andreas, and Sonia Overall, writer and psychogeographer, are based in the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University. 

Events supported by Being Human 2017 festival of the humanities.

Stories for Homes Volume 2

TWO FOLKESTONE WRITERS IN WORLD-CLASS ANTHOLOGY RESPONDING TO THE HOUSING CRISIS IN THE UK

Sat 25 Nov, 06:30pm - 09:00pm / The Brewery Tap

Two Folkestone writers have short stories in a world-class anthology with all profits going to housing charity, Shelter.

Stories by Mike Blakemore and Michele Sheldon were chosen out of hundreds of submissions from writers across the UK responding to a call-out for stories helping to bring issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life. They appear alongside 50 other writers, including another Kent resident, novelist Rose McGinty, from Ashford.

The paperback version of the book, Stories for Homes Volume 2, is being launched in time for Christmas, at The Brewery Tap, Tontine Street, at 6.30pm on Saturday, November 25, where writers will be reading stories from the book and copies will be on sale.

Volume One of the Stories for Homes project raised thousands of pounds for Shelter, as well as raising awareness of housing issues and the authors hope Volume Two will achieve even more.

Michele, who also had a short story published in Volume 1, said: “It’s a real privilege to appear in the anthology alongside such talented writers who have contributed fantastic stories shedding light on what homes means to us and the scandal of homelessness today.”

Mike said: “I am thrilled to be part of such a prestigious project and to help raise money for Shelter. Anyone who buys the book won’t just be supporting a very deserving cause but will also enjoy reading the huge variety of stories.”

Emma Darwin, author of The Mathematics of Love, described Stories for Homes Volume 2 as: “A cornucopia of witty, tragic, elegant, raw, heart-warming and terrifying stories that take the idea of ‘home’, play with it as only truly talented writers can, and all to help those who have no home at all.”

A dedicated website includes a further collection of flash fiction and poetry, real life experiences from people who have had housing problems or have experienced homelessness, as well as a series of articles from a professional working with homeless people. 

For more details about the project, go to www.storiesforhomes.wordpress.com

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