We’re not usually one for events, but with the upcoming launch of issue forty-four coinciding neatly with the launch of Krishan‘s chapbook of short stories from Stonewood Press, we thought that there was something worth celebrating.
As such we’ll be gathering in Norwich at The Sir Garnet pub from around 19:00 on Thursday 9th February. There’ll be readings, wine, rats, games, a raffle, and the opportunity to buy copies of both volumes in print. If you want to be there, just book your ticket using Eventbrite – there are only twenty-four spaces available, and it’s first-come, first-served.
With stories about resurrected lovers, haunted stock rooms, parasitic entities and sweeping, onrushing doom it promises to be an oddly-unsettling evening, but we’ll do our best to make you feel welcome with wine, confetti, a cryptic scavenger hunt, assorted literary games, readings, and the opportunity to buy or barter for copies of both freshly-printed volumes.
When You Lived Inside The Walls features three of my favourite short stories, including the award-winning “Days Necrotic” and one never-before-published story about the consequences of hoarding. Issue forty-four of Neon is, likewise, filled with mind-shredding fiction and poetry, including work by Thomas Evans, Elizabeth Sackett, Ed Cottrell, Cheryl Pearson, Frederick Pollack, Eric Shattuck, Molly O’ Brien and James Hodgson, as well as illustrations and comics by Richard Littler, Stephen Collins and Jia Sung.
If you’re not likely to be in Norwich when the festivities begin on the 9th February 2017, you can still pre-order both books. Go here for When You Lived Inside The Walls, and here for issue forty-four.