We are always please to promote the work of local writers, and are especially pleased to say that this week our window is given over to a display of poet Carole Coates new new book Jacob.
We were very pleased by the way that the Cassette Day and Lenni Sanders at Midnight went. Lenni read brilliantly and the first part, taped poetry and music in total darkness, worked well as an atmospheric introduction to the live poetry.
Apologies to all those who could not attend, but we very much hope that Lenni will return some time soon and give another reading at an earlier time to make it easier for those who have to rely on public transport.
The One Minute Monologue competition is closed and the monologues have been sent off to our four judges. As soon as we have a winner for the written monologue we will be able to start planning the second stage, the performance this autumn.
Thanks to everyone who entered our competition.
The monologue competition is now closed, but we hope to run some other competitions later in the year.
If you entered a monologue you will be receiving an email shortly.
I have been neglecting this blog in favour of our Facebook page, but from now on will try to keep this up to date too.
We initially had a poor response to the One Minute Monologue Competition, but in the last month have had enough new entries come in to make it a success.
Now I am going to look around for some volunteer judges and start planning an event for the reading/performance.
It will either be in the shop or the library depending how many people are interested in coming.
The Litfest Bookshop Trail starts on Feb 5th and lasts until the 12th
Click the books above for details.
Our chosen book for the Trail is Falling into Place by Jane Routh.
A celebration of wildlife, work and weather in Bowland
You can click the photo of Jane below to go to an interview in Lancashire Life that will tell you all about Jane and the book.
Thanks to all our audiences and musicians that made our Music Festival such a success.
We started with by showing the film Jalanan about the lives of street musicians in Jakarta. We were really pleased to get a DVD of this sent to us from Daniel Ziv, the director, as it is impossible find a copy for sale or download. Friday Arbie J gave another brilliant Midnight Blues, followed by Electratticus with Leth who transformed the shop into an electronic whirlpool of sound, laser lights and smoke. It was extraordinary in such a small space. On Saturday we had Zach Roddis' poetic tribute to One Direction. Though 'tribute' is not quite the right word as the event was more a hilarious deconstruction of the boy-band.
Lancaster Wytches and Boy on Junkyard played some brilliant folk and country music. If you were not there try to see them sometime soon. We ended with The Rat's Nest. Audiences of four were put inside a giant cardboard box while Rat Bit Kit played punk accordion for fifteen minutes. It was,in the words on a German who had been in the nest, 'Very conceptual!'
For the final set there were at least eight crammed into the box while RBK played wild accordion and tore the box down around them.
The next day the shop looked like a disaster area. But we all had a great time and things are now back to normal again…almost.
Last nights poetry reading was STREAMED .
So if you could not make it you can click the link and and watch in the comfort of your own home.
But it will probably not be as much fun as being there on the night.