Another chance to catch us live!

Don’t forget, the authors from What We Were Thinking Just Before The End will be performing live readings at the Respect Festival this Sunday July 5th, starting at 6:00 PM. We’ll be in the Storytellers Tent, near Robson Avenue. Meet the authors, hear some good stories, and enjoy a free summer evening out.

For more information, access routes and a festival map, see the Brent Council website.

Advertisements

Feel like a drink? A toast is in order

Clare Sandling‘s story, Smirnoff Vodka – One Litre, was selected for reading at the Liar’s League this week. Which, along with an event at Tales of The Decongested, makes it the third time in 2009 for this Green Press writer to have her work read aloud for London audiences.

So this week’s podcast is a recording of Clare reading her story How To Win At Scrabble And Life, live at Willesden Green. Download, listen, and let us know what you thought of Clare’s story.

Cheers!

So what does a Green Press sound like?

I’m too scared of losing a finger in the machines that make our books, so I can’t tell you what the press sounds like. But if you want to know what our authors sound like, that’s a different story. Specifically, a story called Marula Beer, read here by author Andrew Mayne, in the first of our series of podcasts.

Let us know what you think, as we’ll be making more audio content available soon.

Thanks!

Pulp Net readings at Costa Coffee

Green Press all-stars Lane Ashfeldt, Bilal Ghafoor and Lynsey Rose joined Nicholas Hogg for an evening of readings, repartee and good times at the Pulp Net Story Cafe with readings from Punk Fiction, Show Me The Sky and What We Were Thinking Just Before The End. Photos after the break. Continue reading

Writing Advice from Mark Twain

Twain takes the piss out of Cooper in superb style.

Look at this opening line:
“It seems to me that it was far from right for the Professor of English Literature at Yale, the Professor of English Literature in Columbia, and Wilkie Collins to deliver opinions on Cooper’s literature without having read some of it. It would have been much more decorous to keep silent and let persons talk who have read Cooper.”

I believe the honourable gentleman just got told.

http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/projects/rissetto/offense.html

P.S. The first two of the Leatherstocking tales are still very dear to my heart.