Brief word of pride: Influx Press’ collection An Unreliable Guide to London has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best edited anthology.

I teach Shirley Jackson‘s work, and find it a real honour that the weird and cryptozoologiodd tales in the Unreliable Guide can been found on a list dedicated to celebrating what is best in her work, let alone that it appears on the same roster as Emma Cline, Emma Donoghue, Helen Oyeyemi, Camilla Grudova and Irenosen Okojie this year. Fingers and tentacles and everything crossed.

Supporting the launch of Gregory Normington‘s great new collection The Ghost Who Bled.

What a thing what a thing. Reading alongside Jan Carson and Greg at Waterstones Piccadilly,  203-206 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9HD. Tickets available —  7.00pm, £8 — here.

Really excited to support the double-launch event for Isabel Waidner‘s queer avant-garde novel Gaudy Bauble (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), and ‘Not Here, a queer anthology of loneliness’ (Pilot Press, 2017) edited by Richard Dodwell.

Other reader/performers on the night include Timothy Thornton, Olivia Laing, and a DJ set with Chapter 10’s Charlie Porter. All taking place at The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1JD —  7.00pm, £3 — tickets available here.

Updates

19/05/2017

I’ve been pretty remiss in updating heremost of my time since February has been spent working out how to get an em dash to appear on screen. But! Will try and make amends. Nice things have been said and all is well. And! There’s a new site here that attempts to make any account of what I do seem professional: eleywilliams.com. I will fail to update that too but on a purely professional basis.

Saboteur

13/05/2017

A quick note to say thanks so much for the nomination and votes that meant I found on the shortlist for the Saboteur Awards with Attrib. and Other Stories.

On the evening held in London and sponsored by Dylan Thomas Day, I was thrilled to be named runner-up in the category for best short story collection. Congratulations to winner Lucy Durneen and her collection Wild Gestures (MidnightSun), and to the other shortlisted authors High City Walk by Adam Craig (Cinnamon Press), Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie (Jacaranda Books), and Chump by Duncan P Bradshaw (EyeCue).

 

FLIGHTS #1

07/03/2017

Assisted with the first evening of FLIGHTS, taking place on th7 March 2017 at the Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury, London, on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Co-organised with Jennie Cole and Prue Chamberlain, this night of performances featured Aimée Lê, Alison Gibb, Ghazal Mosadeq, Mendoza, Mmmmm (Luna Montenegro & Adrian Fisher), Sandra Keating and Sophie Mayer. They were fantastic.

 

Fiender

19/02/2017

Working with Prue Chamberlain for Fiender, a night of new collaborations for the Enemies Project. Featuring Aase BergSJ Fowler, Harry Man & Anna Axfors, Elis BurrauHolly Corfield Carr, Kathryn Maris & Patrick Mackie, Fabian Peake & Jeff Hilson, Nick Murray & Joe Turrent, Hannah Lowe & Richard Scott, Annie KatchinskaMark Waldron, Molly Bergin & Russell Bennetts.

Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Bloomsbury Festival with Annabel Banks and Aki Schilz!

Print

Poetry and prose hosted by New London Architecture and The Built Environment Trust, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Swimmers

29/09/2016

 SWIMMERS!

swimmers
Reading with Emily Berry and Daisy LaFarge, New Evaristo Club, 57 Greek St, London W1D 3DX.

Delighted to read with Aki Schilz, Gary Budden and Kit Caless at the East London launch of An Unreliable Guide to London.

Burley Fisher Books


Kindly hosted at Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA