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June 15

Story Cities: A city guide for the imagination – FREE Public Talk

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Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
June 15, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Story Cities: A city guide for the imagination. Responding to and reimagining the city through flash fiction.


About the session:

On National Flash Fiction Day, Story Cities creators, Rosamund Davies and Kam Rehal (University of Greenwich), together with publisher and co-editor Cherry Potts (Arachne Press), discuss their edited book Story Cities, a collection of new flash fiction in multiple genres, by 42 different writers, about the things you see, experience and feel in the city. The collection aims to give readers an alternative city guide, not to one particular city, but rather to all cities, any city, a city guide for the imagination…

The panel will discuss the ideas that inspired them to put together the collection, the development process, and will feature readings of some of the stories from the book.


About the book:
This is a collaborative research project exploring ways in which stories might reflect, re-imagine, and respond to cities, and how this might be done through a physical book that readers can carry with them into cities. The aim is to activate a shared conversation between the reader, the book and the environment in which these stories act as keys for reflection on the city.


Age: 14+


The session will be held in QA065, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LS. The session will be followed by a book signing. This is a FREE public talk but all attendees are required to register for their free ticket.


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