Right now I'm working on my first collection of short fiction - check out the new book! tab for more info. Download the Gimbal story app to listen to In Zero Gravity, one of the stories from the book (available in itunes shop - details below). I'm now in the home stretch, and the book will be coming out with Comma Press this autumn.
Tales from the Towpath: a textural treasure hunt
After months of plotting and planning, the Tales from the Towpath immersive literature project is up on its feet and running! Tales from the Towpath is a collaboration between Maya Chowdhry, Sarah Hymas, Helen Varley Jamieson and myself, in which we've created a story trail that weaves along Manchester's waterways. The story dips into past, present day, and future Manchester, with story elements revealed through GPS geocaches and Zappar codes, micro projections, a micro-print publication, and a live performance on a canal boat. We are also running two linked workshops for writers on creating immersive stories, drawing from our experiences building this project. The project is hosted by Manchester Literature Festival, and tickets to the show and the workshops can be booked at the Festival website.
Loads more info is on our Towpath website, but the key dates are:
Jebel Marra - short story collection
I'm getting very close to finishing it at long last. That's all I can say. Once it's done, I'll be reading from it at every opportunity, and will post dates here. More to come very soon!
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