Congratulations to the eight writers who performed with us on Tuesday 30 September to the theme of Drift.
New readers Maureen Sleeman and Vivien Tott treated us to tales of transformation and shape-changing. In poetry there was Angela Stoner: vivid and sensual; Fi Read: immediate, lyrical, poignant; Felicity Notley brought us a prisoner in solitary confinement, the ballroom tango, moths. Aaron Kent’s robust performance poetry rang with relationships severed and repaired. Separation was also the theme of Heather Hosking’s perfectly judged short story. Telltales regular Mac Dunlop impressed with his very novel novel extract.
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE EVENTS
Telltales presents three linked young adult writing events in association with Writing Squad Kernow and the Story Republic, running from 19 – 21 October as part of the Falmouth Book Festival.
Sunday 19 October
Writing Squad Kernow All Day Workshop with Anna Maria Murphy, CJ Flood and Rupert Wallis
The Writing Squad will launch its new season during the Festival with both new and existing members coming together to write and share writing experiences. The morning session will be led by Anna Maria Murphy and the afternoon by visiting authors Rupert Wallis and CJ Flood. To join the Writing Squad (ages 13-19) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 20 October 2.00 pm, Dolly’s Wine Bar
Young Adult Writers Event with CJ Flood and Rupert Wallis
An opportunity to meet two rising stars in young adult fiction and hear their take on the craft of writing and the journey to publication. CJ Flood is the author of Infinite Sky, winner of the Curtis Brown Prize and the Branford Boase Book Award. Rupert Wallis’s first novel The Dark Inside came out this year. His work has drawn comparisons with David Almond and Patrick Ness.
Suitable for adults and young adults and anyone who loves writing. This is a free event but please book your place via the Falmouth Bookseller.
Tuesday 21 October 7.00 pm, Dolly’s Wine Bar
Young Adult Speakeasy with Telltales and the Story Republic
A regular Telltales with a young adult twist…
A rare chance to hear the raw talent of young Cornish writers including members of the Writing Squad Kernow and the Story Republic. Visiting authors CJ Flood and Rupert Wallis will be present and sharing their work. Writers aged 15 – 25 can submit to perform at this exciting event via Telltales website: www.telltales.org.uk. The theme for the evening is: ‘A Word in Your Ear’ and the closing date for submissions is 14 October.
Submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud (800 words).
Suitable for adults and young adults. Free event.