an irregular event
Reading “The Crisis” last Thursday at Irregular Evenings 2, a hidden venue deep in the religio-industrial complex of Stoke Newington, ably organised by Vlatka Horvat and Tim Etchells. Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion were a hard act to follow. A great, mixed audience which included everyone from the #LossLit team to Michael Caines of the TLS and Canongate co-founder Whitney McVeigh. The evening was notable in another way for me, but more of that someother time. If you couldn’t be there for reasons of because, you can still catch the Warwick University audio of the original reading, online here. It looks as if “The Crisis” will have its first print outing in the short story collection–tentatively entitled Found & Lost–which is working its way up the femoral artery and into publishing’s dark heart etc etc even as we speak. News of that very soon, I hope.
Photo: Aki Schilz.
Found & Lost. Right. Not great but okay.
Will there be a hardback edition?
Link for the reading is broken, by the way.
Thanks for pointing that out, anzanhoshin: fixed.
Title: you join a line of people unmoved by it (or any of the other possibles). But I wanted something flat but unpackable, rather than The Jellified Legs of Mr Rosicrucian Brown or The Fify Year Old Man Who Put His Face In A Nylon Stocking & Saw God, which is what everything seems to be called these days. I don’t doubt there will be further discussion as the book inches its way along the stenotic passageways of the industry. There always is.
Well, I’m fine with it.
Obviously, as I want a hardback copy and will get the ebook version as well.
You could call it “Odd Cod” and I would still want to read it.
My next short story will be titled The Jellified Legs of Mr Rosicrucian Brown btw, Mike.
I forgot to say that, yes, I would expect it to appear as both hardback & ebook.
A fine evening out, and thanks for the invites!
Further pic here, from the lurkers at bottom left of the one above:
Hi Colin & Linda, great pic. Glad you enjoyed it!
Brendan: be my guest. All yours.
It was a really interesting night. The atmosphere in the room as you finished was electric.
Many thanks, Paul. That story reads me, I can’t take any credit.
“Found and Lost” – why not? “Welcome to the Middle Class” might have got my vote, but not everyone shares my sense of humour.
Thanks for the link to the reading!