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No Alibis Press Podcast

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Writers join No Alibis Press (David Torrans and Emma Warnock) to discuss fiction, form and writing practice.
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Writer and artist Niamh MacCabe discusses life dictating form and the undemanding love of baby magpies. Niamh reads her story 'Lullula'.Music by Ruby Colley. Edited by Stephen Sexton.
Jan Carson (aka NI's leading Casualty expert) on glimpsing odd things through windows and transforming cul-de-sac stories. Jan reads 'The World Ending in Fire'.Music by Ruby Colley. Edited by Stephen Sexton.
Writer Dawn Watson talks about mapping the places 'where [poetry and prose] meet, wherethey connect', and reads 'The Seaview Hundred and Fifty-Two' (Still Worlds Turning), a storyset in the early 1980s about a North Belfast pupil with OCD and how they confront one of theera’s many bogeymen.Music by Ruby Colley. Edited by Stephen Sexton.
How do writers move between composing long and short fiction? Where do stories comefrom and how are they carried to completion? Sam Thompson discusses form and practicebefore reading ‘Seafront Gothic’ (Still Worlds Turning), his story about the uncanny, siblingrivalry, and the unknowability that underpins human relationships.Music by Ruby Colley. Edited by Stephen Sexton.Photo by Chris O'Neill.
Author Wendy Erskine (Sweet Home, Stinging Fly, 2018) and David Torrans (No Alibis) discuss writing, and Wendy reads her short story 'NOTES FOR THE ATTENTION OF THOSE WORKING IN THE XANADU NIGHTCLUB, THE HENNESSY COURT HOTEL, BELFAST, 1983, found in the pocket of an old handbag when clearing a roof space, 2018' (Still Worlds Turning, No Alibis Press, 2019).Music by Ruby Colley. Edited by Stephen Sexton.
June Caldwell (Room Little Darker) introduced the anthology Still Worlds Turning (No Alibis Press 2019) with an essay on making and breaking the rules of short fiction. Here she discusses the form of the short story with anthology editor Emma Warnock.Music by Ruby Colley. Edited by Stephen Sexton.No Alibis Press is an independent publisher of fiction based in Belfast.
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