Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Solstice Shorts Festival #seanocarolan.com #writing #Competitions #Submission #reading
The nights are drawing in and the wind is blowing, perhaps you are thinking about roaring fires and mistletoe? Excellent! because those are the trappings of the SOLSTICE, the ancient new year when the shortest day of the year is celebrated because it means the light is about to return.
So why not celebrate Short Story Day too? The Solstice Shorts Festival is just round the corner – Sunday 21st December. (And yes, the astronomers at the Observatory didtell us that the days either side are technically shorter by something like 8 seconds).
We are reading brand-new short stories on the theme of TIME every half hour fromSunrise to Sunset, starting off in West Greenwich Library, at 8am (with breakfast to entice you out of your beds) until 11:30.
The stories are mainly being read by actors, although the judges of the competition that chose the stories will read their own work as well as hosting part of the day: Anita Sethi in the morning, and Robert Shearman and Imogen Robertson in the afternoon at The Royal Observatory (in Greenwich Park).
All those stories not enough to persuade you? There is also live music and FREE writing workshops.
A relaxing way to spend the last Sunday before Christmas.
Full details of everything that is happening and who is involved in the downloadable programme
and of course you can buy the book-of-the-festival, Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time from us at the library, or from the ROG bookshop, or Greenwich Waterstones on the day. A perfect Christmas Present!
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