Category Archives: Crime

Imagination of the Heart

‘Imagination of the Heart’, the final Ace Stories event in the ‘Speaking of the South’ series, takes place tomorrow at 4pm, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. It complements the exhibition, ‘Myths, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South’, which runs until January 3. Actress Kathryn Pogson (Brazil, Company of Wolves, The Arbor) will read from the works of author Barry Gifford, with blues from Sandy Dillon, and a screening of Gifford’s 1990 collaboration with David Lynch, Wild at Heart. Tickets £3.

‘Word, Image, Sound’ is the latest event in Sussex CCE’s ‘Arts & Minds’ series, at InQBate on Wednesday, November 10, at 5pm.  Includes ‘A Different Sea’, a filmed poem sequence by Abi Curtis and Kim Lasky, and  ‘The Lonely Queen & The White Hart’, a preview of collaborative works by Lewes artist Grace Dunford and writer River Jones.

The Daily Telegraph are currently running a Ghost Story Writing Competition, while Short Story Radio have just announced their Short Story Romance Radio Award for 2011. The Stylist are running a series of daily ‘microfiction’ contests, until November 9. Submit stories of up to 100 words.

‘Canongate Classics’ is a new range of Scottish literature, available in paperback and as E-books. Crime novelist Cathi Unsworth will appear at London’s Ladyfest Ten on November 12.

For inspiration this weekend, try Mslexia‘s workshop exercises on the topic of shoes. And for your reading pleasure, a poem by John Cornford (1915-36), set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.


The Crime Of It All

The Crime of It All, a new network for authors of crime fiction, interviews Aliya Whiteley (Light Reading), while Eight Cuts Press profiles Grace Andreacchi of Andromache Books.

Details of The Crashaw Prize for Poetry over at Salt Publishing (submit debut collections, deadline October 31.)

Here in Brighton, Waterloo Press poet Eeva Liisa Manner‘s Bright Dusky Bright is praised by Paul Stubbs at ‘Fiend Journal’. And Maria Jastrzębska marks National Poetry Day tomorrow at Sydney Street’s Pen to Paper.

Among the more interesting books reviewed this week are Clare B. Dunkle‘s House of Dead Maids (a ‘prequel’ to Wuthering Heights) and Colleen Curran‘s splendidly titled YA novel, Whores on the Hill.

And for your reading pleasure, something old (Emily Dickinson‘s What Mystery Pervades a Well!) or something new (Ian D. Smith‘s How I Came to Light up the Universe.)