Please come along to this extra-special event on Tuesday 28th at the glorious Falmouth Art Gallery (not the normal venue of Dolly’s) at 7.00 pm for a prompt start at 7.30. Our writers will be reading their work among paintings by Henry Scott Tuke and Hemy. We are very privileged.
We have a stunning line-up for you: Megan Chapman, Jenny Scolding, Henry Purbrick, Ian Stevens, George Mackay, David Mason, Amiee Albiston and Amy Frances Matthews. There will be some grim laughs, some moments of soaring beauty and a traditional spoken bar-room ballad. Our writers will share with you historical fiction, speculative fiction, performance poetry and short stories.
Please arrive either by the back or side entrance. Details for access are here. As with all Telltales events, there is no entrance fee. Wine will be available for which there will be a modest charge.
We can’t wait.
Telltales are teaming up with the Falmouth Art Gallery on 28 March for our next spoken word event.
We would like to invite writers to submit on the theme of Artists Afloat.
As usual, we can’t wait to hear from you. We love fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, science fiction, poetry … we just love good writing. Prose pieces should not be more than 1600 words. Poets are welcome to submit a cluster of poems.
As a rough guide, the performance time should be between five and ten minutes.
Submissions close on Sunday 19 March.
You can upload your work using the form to the right.
Thank you very much to everyone who read their work at Dolly’s on 31 January for the New Beginnings theme. In poetry we enjoyed the wry rhythmical verse of Ian Stevens and Deanna Earl’s poems which ranged from a moving reinterpretation of the American national anthem to the agonies of being a performance poet’s girlfriend. Aaron Kent had the room spellbound, as he shared work from a poetry collection to be published this year by Eyewear.
Dolly’s was buzzing and we were pleased to welcome a group of writers from Looe as part of our audience. It was a night of well-chosen words, as exemplified by Chris Bruce’s pared-down and beautifully sustained short story, No 17. In non-fiction, Nancy Roth once again made us pause and question the everyday world around us: could the arcane complexities of computer code ever be considered as poetry?
Felicity Notley shared with us a gripping opening chapter of a work-in-progress, whetting our appetite for the completed novel. Ulrike Duran Bravo charmed us all with her reinterpretation of Greek mythology, imagining Juno as a delightful story for children. Marcus Williamson reminded us of the enduring value of historical writing, celebrating the little-known writer and artist in exile, René Halkett, and sharing with us his translation from German.