Month: June 2018

Reading at the Enfield Literary Festival


As part of Clockhouse London Writers I took part in a reading at the Enfield Literary Festival on Sunday 26th June 2018.

Allen Ashley writes:

“Clockhouse London Writers were delighted to be invited to read in the Dugdale Theatre, Enfield on the evening of Sunday 24 June 2018 as part of the first-ever Enfield Literary Festival. With Clockhouse founder Allen Ashley hosting the evening, the group presented a range of short stories, novel excerpts, poetry and flash fiction covering all the bases from ghosts, dragons, mermaids and unicorns; passing through high fantasy and medieval palaces on to Victorian Gothic, transformative animals and on to ecological concerns, near-future wars, artificial intelligence, spaceships and aliens. The evening finished with our dramatic collaborative piece “The Clockhouse Players Present”. Readers were: Allen Ashley, Gary Budgen, Rima Devereaux, Sarah Doyle, Stephen Oram, Cassandra Solon-Parry and Sandra Unerman.”

I read my story “Black Ribbon” originally published in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction and reprinted in my chapbook Chrysalis. I must add that the collaborative piece  “The Clockhouse Players Present”, which we did at the end, was great fun to do. One of the members of the audience afterwards described it as Brechtian. All-in-all a wonderful night and great to be part of the Enfield Literary Festival.