summer follies and ha-has
When I was a member of Scavel An Gow we were booked to perform at the first Port Eliot Festival, then specifically a literature festival.
It was odd. There were few ticket-buying members of the public there - the festival website specifies seventeen. It rained. A lot. The roof of my van leaked and I didn’t sleep much.
With time on my hands I wrote, reflecting the unfamiliar stately context and the, um, unusual variety of people who were guests and performers at festival. Summer follies and ha-has is the result, a collection of the prose, poetry, stupid jokes and other things stimulated by that strange time.
For various reasons little of this has had any previous exposure – an englishman’s garden was published as part of the social systems exhibition at the Exchange Gallery, Penzance with Eloisa Cartonera; and monsters and when did the man become that have been performed a couple of times in live and radio readings, but all the rest is new to the world.
The book is available in PDF, EPUB or MOBI (for Kindle) formats. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
I hope you enjoy it.