Telltales will be 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.
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.