When? 9 December 2016
Where? The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RH
InkTears is celebrating the launch of two of their most recent short fiction collections from award-winning writers Melanie Whipman and Joanna Campbell.
With Llama-themed decs and plenty of wine and nibbles, we invite you to join us for a convivial evening of readings, hosted by our own Agnes Meadows.
Here is some more info about our two authors:
LLAMA SUTRA by Melanie Whipman
“Melanie Whipman’s stories weave a hypnotic spell of menace and anticipation that stick in the memory long after reading.” – Iain Pattison (author of best seller, Cracking the Short Story Market)
In these beautifully crafted tales of escapism and rebellion, the surreal flickers around the margins of the everyday: Mrs Noah falls in love with a lion, a singing fish saves a marriage, and a teenager prepares to shoot his teacher. Melanie Whipman’s bold debut collection offers a series of unsettling portraits of the lost, the young and the marginalized.
WHEN PLANETS SLIP THEIR TRACKS by Joanna Campbell
“These stories are funny, dark and very unexpected.” – Jilly Cooper
With light comic flair, we see extraordinary events imploding mundane lives, as Campbell shatters your expectations in the award-winning stories that make up this collection. Whether it’s a lame girl’s friends disappearing on a bleak mountain, or a schoolboy nursing a doll during a lesson; a babysitter caught in her own web of lies, or a mother watching her pram sink in the river, Campbell makes you look at the world with a sharper eye, allowing you to see pictures in the flames, or faces in knots of wood.