I am delighted that my contribution is included in Foriegn Encounters from Writers Abroad - The following is the official press release:-
An encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of stories, non-fiction articles and poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends, lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one’s own prejudices and preconceptions.
Foreign Encounters is the third anthology published by Writers Abroad, an online group of ex-pat writers. All the contributors are, or have been, ex-pats living in places around the globe. Author Julia Gregson, a former ex-pat whose bestselling novel East of the Sun won the Prince Maurice Prize for romantic fiction, has written the foreword.
Following a call for submissions, Writers Abroad received 231 contributions of which they selected 95 for the anthology. They include 16 poems, 38 short stories and 41 non-fiction articles. Since Writers Abroad is a virtual writers’ group, all the work to produce Foreign Encounters has been done online.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Books Abroad, a charity which coordinates the donation of free books for schools throughout the world, believing that education is a crucial aspect of human progress. The charity celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has supplied over 1,600 schools with desperately-needed books.
Foreign Encounters is available from Lulu, price €9.99 (approximately £8.00), from Wednesday 24th October, when this link will become live.
Notes for editors
• Writers Abroad was founded in 2009. It provides an online forum for ex-pat writers to exchange ideas, views and news on writing and to offer support and constructive feedback on each other’s work. Membership numbers are limited but ex-pat writers may apply to join if they are able to support the group’s initiatives and aims.
• For more about author Julia Gregson, see here
• For more about Books Abroad, see here.
• Contributors live in, and have written about, more than 50 countries in every continent.
Saturday, 6 October 2012
A Reminder that it's Open Mic Night next Monday. There are a few new people coming so it should be an interesting night. An opportunity to read all your wonderful stuff out loud. You can't knock it till you've tried it. I love it. Margaret
OPEN MIC NIGHT!
READ YOUR OWN WORK
OR YOUR FAVOURITE
POEM OR SHORT STORY.
MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER 7.30
AT CHADWICKS VILLAMARTIN
COME AND CELEBRATE
IT'S YOUR 10TH OPEN MIC.