Well, our first Telltales of the year didn’t disappoint. In spite of the awful weather there was a good and appreciative audience and wonderful readings from Sally Wills-Heath (poems; one inspired by the gift of her children), Lucy Cooper (conjuring up the stories of droll tellers), Alan Robinson (whose poems were a bit naughty but nice), Azhlee Avro ( a story full of memorable images about Jasper, the wood carver whose gift of a doll led to a magical encounter), Marcus Williamson (an obituary for ‘The Independent’ telling of Kwik Save’s Albert Gubay, who gave most of his fortune away), Emma Timpany (a story evoking a time in the life of the writer Katherine Mansfied with delicate, evocative prose), Aaron Kent (distilling personal experience into poetry while playing the ukulele) and Des Hannigan (producing from his extensive catalogue of travel writing a story about an experience he had while on a solitary walk in the Scottish mountains).
The next Telltales will be on Tuesday 22 March. The doors of Dolly’s Bar, Church Street, Falmouth will open once again for us at 7pm. The readings will start at 7.30.
The theme for writers is ‘Misunderstandings’. However, we will consider everything that’s submitted, even if it hasn’t been inspired by the theme. Any form of writing and genre is welcome (e.g. prose, poetry, poetic prose,short stories, novel extracts, travel writing, life writing, fiction or fact).
Work is to be submitted using the form on this website by midnight on Sunday 13 March. Each piece should take no more than 10 minutes to read aloud (for prose this means about 1600 words). If your submission is too long you will be asked to edit it!
The writers selected to read will be notified as soon as possible after Tuesday 15 March.
Whether new to writing or to Telltales(new-comers, both writers and listeners, are always very welcome) or very experienced, and regular attenders, we look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you at Dolly’s in March.