Easter is nearly upon us. Please note we will be closed on the bank holidays:
Week commencing April 14th
Week commencing April 21st
Let history record that our RUINED short story night for Manchester Histories Festival was an excellent success.
Eleven scribes told tales inspired by the lost buildings of Manchester: we had humour and horror, weirdness and whimsy, sadness and joy.
Our sincere thanks must go to our performers Abi Hynes, Adam Blaize, Benjamin Judge, David Hartley, Joe Daly, Lee Moore, Sarah Butler, Sarah Jasmon, Sian Cummins, Tom Mason, Trisha Starbrook and compere Fat Roland.
As past places came alive at the event, there has been an internet revival of sorts too. Rainy City Stories was a project that mapped Manchester with narrative. The stories from Ruined are now appearing there. Have a read of the five that have appeared so far:
– Finding Mitchell Street by Sarah Jasmon;
– Fort by Sarah Butler;
– The History You Tell Them by JP Daly;
– St John’s Church by Abi Hynes;
– Lest We Forget by David Hartley.
Here is our third of three bloggish appreciations of Mark Z Danielewski‘s House of Leaves as a sideways way of celebrating the release of Fifty-Year Sword on Cargo Publishing. See the other blog posts here and here.
Our event with Mark is on Tuesday April 15th (buy your tickets now). This is our biggest event of the year so far and it’s unmissable. Seriously. Get a ticket or two before they all go.
S-comma, s-comma, s-comma…
Not just text.
In advance of our Mark Z Danielewski event on Tuesday, we take a little time out for a closer look at the postmodern genius of House of Leaves.
Do join us on Tuesday. The event will take place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation at 6.30pm, and support will come from the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize, Nicola White
Get your tickets before they sell out.
If you guess the connection between these names, you get a free lens cap.
Some words just spine chilling.
On Tuesday, April 15th, we will host a book talk and signing with Mark Z Danielewski. He has a brand new edition of Fifty-Year Sword out on Cargo Publishing. You can buy your tickets for that event here.
In this, and two other blog posts, we appreciate the stunning beauty of his classic House of Leaves.
“hollowed out… beneath the belly…”
Lists and lists and lists.