Are you going to be in York on the 4th May? Do you love short stories? Are you a Ricardian? Well then, read on…
When: Saturday 4 May, 2–3.30 pm
Where: York Explore, Library Square, York YO1 7DS
Six authors inspired by England’s last Plantagenet King, Richard III, are launching an anthology of short fiction to raise funds in support of Scoliosis Association UK at a free event at York Explore. And I’m thrilled to bits to be one of them!
Details can be found on the York Explore website, where free tickets can also be booked: https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/event/grant-me-the-carving-of-my-name-launch-event-for-a-richard-iii-anthology/
The six authors attending the event are Wendy Johnson (a key member of the Looking for Richard team who found the king’s grave in Leicester in 2012), Susan Lamb and Joanne R. Larner (who together write the humorous Dickon’s Diaries), Marla Skidmore (Ripon-based author of Renaissance: Fall and Rise of a King), Jennifer C. Wilson (author of the best-selling Kindred Spirits books), and Alex Marchant (anthology editor, and author of The Order of the White Boar, telling King Richard’s real story for children, set largely in Wensleydale and York).
We will be giving brief talks and readings from our work, exploring King Richard’s strong connections with the city of York and the myths that have grown up about this most controversial of kings. We will also be answering any questions audience members may have, and selling and signing copies of the anthology and our own individual work.
A second anthology of short fiction and poetry inspired by King Richard and his times is planned for November 2019. Alex will explain how aspiring writers can submit their work for consideration, with prizes for outstanding contributions. (Deadline 19th May 2019.)
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets booked now!