Tag Archives: Waterloo Press

Grit Lit and More

Photo by Simon Dack

Tonight from 7-9pm, a meet-up for all local reporters and bloggers at Community Base, Queens Road. Subjects under discussion include online writers and the law.

The final Grit Lit of 2010 is at the Red Roaster, St James St, on Friday at 7.45pm (book in advance or £5 on door.) Performers include John O’Donoghue (Sectioned), Akila, Louise Halvardsson, Amy Riley, Tim Lay, Dan Holloway, Erinna Mettler and Rob Paraman.

Updates on the latest publications from Waterloo Press are on Facebook, and they will be holding a Christmas Party at the Iambic Theatre, Gardner St, on December 16  at 8pm.


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.)

A Sporting Chance

Sandpiper Books, Brighton

For Books’ Sake is a vibrant new blog, focussing on women’s literature. Based in London, contributors include Brighton’s Alexis Somerville, and a recent article profiles Sandpiper Books (on Kensington Gardens, great for discounted arts and cultural books.)

Elsewhere in the North Laine, tomorrow, September 12, at 8pm, Iambic Arts Theatre (on Regent Street) hosts A Sporting Chance, a night of poetry, prose, music and humour from Waterloo Press, featuring memoirist John O’Donohue, poets Naomi Foyle and Bernadette Cremlin, novelist Bridget Whelan and biographer Derek Watts, all in aid of blind cricketer Dan Field‘s upcoming trip to Rwanda for charity Cricket Without Boundaries.

Last chance to see From Sickert to Gertler: Modern British Art at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, which ends tomorrow. And coming up, the Old Police Cells Museum (housed underneath Brighton Town Hall) will be conducting a special tour on Saturday, September 25, from 2-3pm. (The cells can be visited at other terms, subject to prior arrangement.)

Finally, if you’re researching our city’s past, then this series of upcoming lectures at Brighton History Centre is of interest. Topics include workhouses and court records.