On Tuesday, March 7th, we were delighted, moved and entertained by Frances Spurrier, James Flynn, Mel Pryor and Michael Loveday (left to right in the photograph), who read from their published collections and their latest, as yet unpublished, writings. As a group they were beautifully balanced with their different voices complementing one another giving us humour, pathos, politics, memories and strong images. All even more evident in their final salvo, when they read one poem each, without introduction, on the theme of ‘chaos’.
Many thanks to them and to everyone who attended.
February 9, 2017
Cinnamon Press Book Launch
Jan Fortune and Adam Craig of Cinnamon Press launched their latest works of fiction at the wonderful West Greenwich Library. Jan’s This is the End of the Story is about friendship, identity, power and the search for resolution (the end of the story?) in a book constructed in a non-linear way and yet totally easy to get into and follow, and in fact a real page turner – I can vouch for that! Jan read two excerpts beautifully and had everyone on the edge of their seats, because there is also a dark element to the story.
Adam read one of the short stories from his collection High City Walk. It is about art as alchemy, and it is steeped in European literary tradition. Other stories are much more rooted in Britain and the British tradition, but never pedestrian and always surprising and exquisitely crafted.
The Library is now stocking both books, or you can buy them via the Cinnamon Press website.
January 12, 2017
Graham Fawcett’s lecture/performance on Byron
At the Prince of Greenwich, January 10
January 6, 2017
Here’s to 2017
Well, the Winter Holidays are officially coming to an end today, the sun is sort of shining and the snowdrops and crocuses will soon be out. Having given up the ‘get fitter, lose weight, enrol in some amazing course’ resolutions years ago, my one resolution is realistic: to make 2017 a creatively fulfilling year, working with amazing people (you!) and honing my own writing before perhaps going public with it..
If you have ideas or even a space you’d like to use through in-words.co.uk try me! And above all, please continue to support the writers and poets who come in front of us with so much skill, creativity, humanity and courage.
December 18, 2016
One door closes and another one opens….
Sad as I am to say goodbye to Made in Greenwich, I’m looking forward to new events, different venues and initiatives, and a continuing relationship with all the wonderful people I met at the gallery.
Please keep in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitations will continue to come from my personal email address, at least for the time being, in case they end up in trash!
I’m always happy to hear about and discuss possible themes, ideas etc.
In the meantime, I wish everyone a happy holiday time and a serene, creative and healthy 2017.
Tuesday March 28 at 7 for 7.30 Another Cinnamon Press book launch at West Greenwich Library.
Anjana Chowdhury will introduce and read from her debut novel Under the Pipal Tree.
Free (donations for refreshments welcome)
In a tale of secrets and social prejudices, three women redefine their boundaries with each other and the world. The story unfolds in the viewpoints of Rohini in the present and Maria in the 1960s. Probing how we deal with loss of identity, prejudices, class and mental illness, Under the Pipal Tree is a humane account not only of internal conflict, but also of survival through courage and humour.
Anjana Chowdhury is a British Asian author born and raised in India. She has spent many years in the UK and France working in diverse roles. She now lives in Holland with her husband and writes full time. Under the Pipal Tree was shortlisted in the Yeovil Literary Competition 2014 and won the Cinnamon Press Debut Novel of the Year 2015.
Thursday May 11 at 7 Graham Fawcett’s second lecture/performance with readings, upstairs at The Prince of Greenwich.
Close to the 100th anniversary of Edward Thomas’s death, Graham will give us his inimitable take on Thomas and other war poets.
£12.50, online booking open. If you have any difficulties, please email me email@example.com