And some non-Something Rhymed news too…
Book launch invitation:
Tangled Roots: true-life tales of mixed and multi-racial families in Yorkshire
You are invited to the launch of the TANGLED ROOTS anthology of true stories by mixed raced people and their families. For launch night only, the book will be available to buy at £8 – 20% off the cover price.
Date: Wednesday 5 March 2014
Drinks reception: 6pm – FREE
Performance by Tangled Roots writers: 7pm – FREE with a copy of the book, £4 without
Venue: The Café Bar, Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD
Please join us for a drink, to buy the book, and to hear some of the great stories unearthed by the project.
Keeping with my New Year’s resolution to not to leave it ages between posts on this blog, I thought this would be a good opportunity to let you know about the progress of two projects I’ve been involved with recently.
This is the new website I began at the start of the year with Emma Claire Sweeney, which profiles the literary friendships of well-known authors. Throughout 2014, we will be looking at a different pair of female writer pals every month and challenging ourselves to complete an activity based on a prominent feature of that particular friendship.
In January, we’ve been focusing on Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf, and the activity Emma Claire and I have been doing is letter writing, which we’ve talked about in more detail in our weekly updates.
We were also lucky to be able to feature a guest post by writer friends Jill Dawson and Kathryn Heyman, regular correspondents by letter themselves. You can read more about our plans for Something Rhymed this year, in this feature article for the literary website Book Oxygen.
Katy Massey’s project, showcasing the experiences of mixed-race families from Yorkshire continues to go from strength to strength. You can read the latest news and stories here.
I was pleased to see Nick Ahad’s article about Tangled Roots in Saturday’s edition of the Yorkshire Post magazine. As one of the featured writers, I’m of course looking forward to the book of the project, which should be launched in March.