Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Short Circuit at Ride the Word: A Lovely Time Was Had By All

A wonderful time last night at the special launch event for Short Circuit hosted by Ride the World XX at Cafe Yumchaa! Here I am in full flow, reading three flash stories (photos courtesy of Elizabeth B):

The variety of readings was wonderful, with Vincent de Souza, Jay Merill, Short Circuit Editor, Vanessa Gebbie, Sarah Salway, Marian Garvey, David Gaffney, Lane Ashfeldt, Elizabeth Baines, and Alex Keegan... there was stationery porn (pens and paper), dodgy doings on the M62, and much much more. Wonderful evidence that Short Circuit is a book written by real writers, all of whom write very differently.

Several of those above were online friends I had not met yet, lovely to meet you in the flesh (and Bob J too!). Thanks to all who came, celebrated, bought copies, cheered us on! Jen Hamilton-Emery from Salt Publishing was there too, and as well as celebrating Short Circuit, she thanked everyone who helped Salt when it was going through hard times this year... and that thanks goes to so many of you. We all appreciate it.

Find out more about the must-have Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story on the newly-created website (umm...designed by me).


Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Glad it went so swimmingly. :)

I'm curious about the contemplative man in the hat. I think he has something he'd like to say.

Bob Jacobs said...

It was lovely to be able to meet you at last, Tania, as well as a few others. And to hear you read.

I wish you continued success with your writing, and with all that you do.


Tania Hershman said...

Lauri - I think he is deep in contemplation!

Bob, so great to meet you finally too. Much success to you and your writing.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Contemplative man in hat is the poet Vincent de Souza, one of the orgsnisers of the eent.

Waht a brilliant evening! I couldnt get them to post properly on my blog. For some reason, most of them were tiny, except for the one of Alex K... which came out massive! I resported to Elizabeth's photobucket album.


I would have loved to go - alas and alck the budget didn't stretch!

There was a great feature on Cool Bristol in the Sunday Times, T. Didn't you pick the right place!? (I nearly wrote the 'write' place. LOL!)

Debi said...

Argh! How could I have missed this???

Tania Hershman said...

V, that photobucket thingy is so cool.

N - would have been lovely to read wth you! And thanks re Cool Bristol, will check that out. Although we know it's cool already - bring Juno and come visit@

Debi - Elizabeth and I should have publicised it on Bookarazzi, our mistake. Sorry!