Monday, 21 September 2009

Word Soup #5: The Line Up

Word Soup fans are in for a treat this month - we've a hand-picked line up of poets and writers as well as a special appearance from Lancaster's favourite son, alt-folk musician Harvey Lord who will be providing our usual musical interludes between acts.

Michael Molyneux, who we interviewed on the PrestonWN blog this month will be reading from his new poetry collection - Selected Poems. Coming up on the blog, we've a guest post from Claire Sharples, who worked on the UCLAN based team of budding editors and publishers who put together this collection so keep your eyes peeled for more.

From Manchester, we have Sian Cummins - a graduate of the University of Manchester Creative Writing Masters - she's recently completed her first novel: Fluids and is now busy working on her second: The Elastica Principle.

Also from Manchester, we have Peter Wild. Peter is an editor, reviewer and short-story writer. He'd edited collections for Serpent's Tail - most recently, Paint a Vulgar Picture - fiction inspired by the Smiths and edits the online book review and comment magazine BookMunch. He'll be reading his own work, and be available to sign anthologies available from our bookstall on the night.

All the way from Chester, we have native Prestonian Andy Duggan - we reviewed his first novel Scars Beneath the Skin (Flambard Press, 2009) here, and you can read an interview we did with him here. He's been working on somerthing special for us, based on our 'revolve' theme and will be available to sign copies of Scars Beneath the Skin from the Word Soup book stall available on the night.

Finally - and as always, we'll be opening up the stage for you.

We've an open mike section, and you're invited to get up on stage and wow us with three minutes of poetry, prose or performance. If you're interested, come early and sign up on the door - our spots go very quickly and we dish them out on a first come, first served basis.

Word Soup # 5 - The New Continental, 22nd September (that's tomorrow night!)

8pm - 10.30pm £3 on the door.

And yes, that is our shiny new logo, thank you very much.


  1. Another lovely treat thank you! Paul Sockett was a particularly nice surprise and I'm glad to have seen Harvey Lord at last.
    I like the classy new logo; Town of the Rising Sun?
    Well done to Norman Hadley for being there to record and review on his birthday!

  2. Cheers, Kim. Hope you had a good birthday yesterday, too.

    The videos will go up on this site soon as part of the review but for anyone too impatient to wait, go here