Several posts ago I mentioned Here Comes Everyone, a newish magazine published by Silhouette Press to provide a forum for writers and other creative types to publish their work and network online with other writers and creative types. It’s available online, but also in hard copy – we are going to sell copies in the shop. It’s a local venture (local to Warwickshire), and well worth supporting.
And I’m not just saying this because I have an article in the current issue, Prophecy, just out! I dashed this one off a bit – an article on the continuing value of books – but was delighted to be asked to contribute, and hope to contribute to future issues too. I will be on the ball a bit earlier next time, and write something a bit more polished. But if you want to read about why I think books will always be important, the article starts on p.22 of the latest issue.
Here Comes Everyone are also having an evening of poetry and live music at Taylor John’s House in Coventry on 29 June – more details here. £3 for a night out with live entertainment, can’t be bad!
I would also like to mention another local second-hand bookshop that is a bit like The Tree House, based in Nuneaton. Big Comfy Bookshop currently trades online and can frequently be found on a stall at local fairs and markets, and is also looking for shop premises. Michael, who runs it, has now set up an online book group via Facebook, though you can see details too on his blog and you can look at the Facebook page even if you aren’t on Facebook. I mentioned the idea of starting an online book group a while back, but am much happier joining his while I have so much else to do! So if you fancy joining a book group and chatting online once a month about the book, and are on Facebook, do join his. We are just starting the second book, which is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
So happy reading!