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NEXT SALON: October's Haunted Hybrid Salon

Tuesday 26th of October, 6pm, Live & on Zoom

We’re Back! Our October Salon will be an in-person event, livestreaming to those who cannot attend – but not quite to those beyond the grave…

It’s finally time to re-convene with a ‘live’ albeit ‘haunted’ Salon, and we are happy to offer a livestream for those who cannot attend in-person. Since we aren’t yet able to return to our old home at the Wash Bar, our friends at the Outhouse are happy to host us. While our launch was held in the Courtyard, which is accessible, weather may not be on our side so we will be in the upstairs Function Room. In order to streamline the event, we will move the zoom presentation to 7pm.

We have a slightly Hallowe’en theme this month (feel free to dress appropriately, even if streaming in from your homes!) and a focus on publishing too. Rebecca Wojturska, Director of Haunt Publishing, will join us to talk about the exciting (or scary) stuff going on there. We’ll also welcome, remotely, one of Haunt’s authors, poet Anna Cheung, whose book Where Decay Sleeps came out recently.

Our second Guest Writer will be a good friend of the Salon, James Flowerdew. James not only designed our logo, but also came up with the idea for our Anthology, which you know about. His recent publication is a deep – and beautifully illustrated – book about runes, titled THE RUNES – a Grounding in Northern Magic. The book was published by Leamington Books, who we have a strong association with, so we look forward to meeting some of their team.

Since we are now back in-person, the presentation section will be slightly shorter after which online attendees are welcome to hang around in the zoom for more informal chatter, which we can monitor. We will continue to mingle and chat at the Outhouse, and if anyone has information to share we can have Notes of Interest.

How it works...

6pm: Wine Reception at the Outhouse

6.45: Open the Zoom meeting (check for gremlins and spooks)

7pm Introduction: Haunt Publishing

7.15: Guest Interview: James Flowerdew

7.30: Presentation: Anna Cheung, poet.

7.40: Live Mingling, and Zoom chat*

Tickets are free as always, available from Eventbrite – please state which ticket type you require, ie, In-Person or Zoom

The video of Anna's reading is up on YouTube and can be watched with this link.

Please note that The Kelpies Prize for would-be writers and illustrators for children is once again open for entries. We will have more information soon, but you can find details here.

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