Words on Waves, Whitstable: next year’s dates

Words on Waves started in July this year in HARBOUR BOOKS, WHITSTABLE as a montly space for writers to read their work, published and in progress, to local literature fans. Writers come from far and wide and the combination of excellent words, a warm, relaxed atmosphere and Prosecco provided by the shop means it has a tendency to sell out fast.

On THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2019 @ 6.45pm, our readers include Steve Kendall,  former life model Carol DeVaughan reading from her new poetry collection Life Class (Oversteps Books, 2018), Wordsmithery publisher and poet Barry Fentiman Hall, Christopher Hopkins, Angel Cakes Dye & Caroline Millar with something new, if there’s time, from me.

On THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2019 @ 6.45pm, you can hear Callum Beesley, Clair Meyrick, Sam Rapp, and a showcase of these four writers published by Cultured Llama in Rochester:

Maria C. McCarthy, the herdswoman of her Llamas, has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Kent and won the Society of Authors’ Tom-Gallon Trust Award in 2015. After living for several years in Teynham, where she wrote in a shed looking out on boats on an orchard, she now lives in the Medway Towns, and looks out on boats on the river. Maria will be reading poetry from strange fruits (Cultured Llama, 2011) and There are Boats on the Orchard (Cultured Llama, 2017); and stories from As Long as it Takes (Cultured Llama, 2014)

Anna Maconochieis’ stories have appeared in the Erotic Review, the Dublin Review and the Bitter Oleander. Anna will be reading from her short story collection, Only the Visible Can Vanish, (Cultured Llama, 2016)

Ben Barton has been nominated for the Canterbury Poet of the Year Award and the erbacce-prize, and will be reading from The Hospital (Cultured Llama, 2018). Also a film artist, Ben’s film Stella Erratica was funded by the late David Bowie, and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mark Holihan is a former Californian, now settled in Kent. He returns to Words on Waves after a very popular first appearance, to read again from his Cultured Llama collection, There Are No Foreign Lands.

STOP PRESS – The Rockhoppers are booked for Thursday 7 March, 2019 and Live Canon have offered to showcase four of their writers on Thursday 4 April 2019!

Book your seat by phoning 01227264011 or calling into the shop.