Of Machines And Men—Young Writers

The LitFest Young Writer anthology, sponsored by Titania, was launched 19 November 2017 at the Titania offices in Barbourne, Worcester.

This book of short stories by young writers aged between 7-17 would be a fab Christmas gift, though acceptable at any time of year! To get your copy of this intriguing anthology, based on the theme “Artificial Intelligence” see below.

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£5.00 +P&P

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If you don’t live in the UK please email ps@blackpear.net to make special arrangements and find out costings for P&P to your location.

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2017 Flash Fiction Anthology–’Wired’

The 2017 LitFest Flash Fiction Anthology–’Wired’ is now available direct from Black Pear Press.

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Click here to order your copy: £5 + P&P

Note: there is a typo in the first edition of the anthology, Paul Howard’s flash “Delayed Train” on page 25 of Wired was incorrectly attributed to Paul Harris. A genuine error for which we apologise. It will be corrected in subsequent editions.

 


Today!

The launch of ‘Wired’ the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe flash fiction anthology 2017 at 4pm, Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP—free entry and a great afternoon enjoying readings from the anthology by the flashers themselves…books will be available.

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Mogs’s First Collection Now Available

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Following Mogs’s fabulous launch events, we’re pleased to offer copies of Poems Your Parents Won’t Like direct from Black Pear Press. A smashing read with wonderful illustrations for children of all ages. Click here.

If you’d like to find out more about Johnny ‘Mogs’ Morris, here’s a link to his website: johnnymogs.co.uk

When The Gorse Is In Bloom

Author and Playwright Mark Billen publishes his second collection of stories.

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Mark says ‘You won’t find The Forest, Whytteford, Humbury, Salchester, or any of the villages, on a map.’ His wonderful locations in which When The Gorse Is In Bloom is set.

As a successful playwright, Mark continues to have his plays for children such as ‘Cinderella’s Sisters’ and ‘Bl … Bl.. Bluebeard!’ performed worldwide.

Order your copy of Mark’s second book of short stories direct from Black Pear Press.

£7.50 +P&P

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Mark’s other works include the stories of Henry and Fred, two teddy bears, and are enjoyed by children everywhere. Mark is very proud that the bears’ hard work has raised over £3500 for Action for Children.

Email Mark at: marksplays@yahoo.co.uk
See his plays here: http://www.schoolplayscripts.co.uk

C.S.Barnes Launches First Book

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Luke Kennard said:

“Blazingly self-aware, bracingly frank, funny and sad in shovel-loads. The Women You Were Warned About is the arrival of an urgent new voice. Barnes brings unflinching focus to our relationships and politics, always compelling, always troubling. I read it compulsively in one sitting, but I know I’ll still be coming back to it years later.”

Nina Lewis commented:

“Repulsive characters, surprising outcomes and dry humour result in stories that will make you laugh and some that will make you retch. It is impossible not to be swept along by the post modern narrative. Hideously dark, ‘this motley crew of unsavoury women’ aren’t asking for it, they are taking it!

“The Women You Were Warned About is an immensely satisfying read. C.S.Barnes weaves evocative prose and interview transcripts together, ambitiously mirroring David Foster Wallace’s experimental style. As Barnes’s says; ‘Unconventional stories…deserved some unconventional telling.’ You will certainly find some unusual recounts in these pages.

“The questions may be missing but the answers are all there. The stories will resonant long after you have put the book down. A compelling début collection.”

The Women You Were Warned About: Answers To Absent Questions is available directly from Black Pear Press at £7 per copy plus P&P. If you wish to purchase multiple copies please email ps@blackpear.net and advise the number of copies you’d like to order; a PayPal link will be issued specifically for you.

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C.S. Barnes is a Worcestershire-based writer and poet who is
currently working towards her doctorate in Creative Writing.
While Barnes’s interests initially lay exclusively in poetry, her
academic studies have seen her experiment with other styles of
writing—namely the short story—and, as part of her current
degree, Barnes is now working on her first full-length novel.

Alongside her writing endeavours Barnes is also a creative writing
tutor. She has worked with primary and secondary school
students, all the way through to the undergraduate students at her
own university, where she has been tutoring for the past two
years.

The Women You Were Warned About: Answers to Absent Questions,
is Barnes’s first full-length publication and, after having so much
fun with the women contained within these stories, she sincerely
looks forward to the possibility of working with such hideous
women again in the future.