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January 21st. Save the Date!

Here's something to look forward to next month - one of ABC's legendary readings at the wonderful Wheatsheaf in Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia. We usually start around 7 - 7.30 pm and finish by 9.30. We'll be reminding you nearer the time, but for now, do email us if you'd like to read - we only have a fixed number of places. If you've never been to one before, it's a lovely relaxed evening in a beautiful place - do try to come!

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Two wonderful Picks of the Week today. Story of the Week goes to Noo's beautiful piece inspired by Iggy Pop and love_writing's stunning Black Fog was a no-brainer for Poem of the Week: http://www.abctales.com/story/noo/skylines-and-angels http://www.abctales.com/story/lovewriting/black-fog For this week's Inspiration Point I am nicking the idea from Noo. Take a song and go from there - anyway you fancy. Good luck!

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Big congratulations this week to Linda Wigzell Cress for her three-part biography of her grandmother - a fascinating insight into early twentieth century Bermondsey, and again with London as a theme, but definitely another time and another place, john_silver's wonderfully bitter Poem in a Nice Suit: http://www.abctales.com/story/linda-wigzell-cress/bermondsey-girls-eliza... http://www.abctales.com/story/linda-wigzell-cress/bermondsey-girls-eliza...

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

This week's poetry pick was nominated by another ABC writer and I can't think of a better c hoice. Please do send us your nominations - we don't get enough! Congratulations to Scratch for his sparse, enigmatic Unknown Girl: http://www.abctales.com/story/scratch/unknown-girl Congratulations also to The Other Terrence Oblong, who just gets better and better, for his brilliantly witty piece The Work Problem: http://www.abctales.com/story/other-...

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Congratulations this week to Bee for her stunning, multi-layered piece on memories, and to Barely Black Francis for his wonderful poem on parenthood: http://www.abctales.com/story/barely-black-francis/maudlin-tuesday-after... http://www.abctales.com/story/bee/all-ghosts-us As for the Inspiration Point, well, with Halloween next Friday it's a bit of a no brainer isn't it: poetry or prose with some reference to ghosts . Good luck!

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Congratulations this week go to Mark Brown for one of the best pieces of flash fiction I've read and to Ewan for his wonderfully dark poem: http://www.abctales.com/story/markbrown/those-we-leave-behind http://www.abctales.com/story/ewan/light-gibbous-moon This week's Inspiration Point is poetry or prose on the theme of moving - and you can interpret that any way you want. Don't forget if you have an idea for the Inspiration Point we'd love to...

Only 9 more pledges needed for Laurie Avadis!

Laurie Avadis' Ex is on 93%! We really want to push him the rest of the way today - he only needs 9 more pledges to get to 100%. To incentivise the final supporters we're offering the chance to win two tickets to the launch party. We'll enter every supporter from now until 100% into a prize draw and pick a winner randomly. Here's the link: http://unbound.co.uk/books/ex

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

There have been some fantastic pieces this week. Congratulations to Rhiannonw and thornwood - both very different, but equally well-deserved picks: http://www.abctales.com/story/rhiannonw/no-ties-ip http://www.abctales.com/story/thornwood/legal-high-2-0 This week's Inspiration Point in a way follows on from last week's. It's from a vox pop on the top deck of a bus in Edinburgh this morning: " ..it's still another day". Poetry or prose around...

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