The second anthology published by the Barton upon Humber based Fathom Writers is unveiled on Tuesday evening (November 16) at a special launch evening at The Ropewalk.
Fathom 10 brings together the best new writing from northern Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding and features the shortlisted stories and poems from the region’s foremost literary competition, Fathom Prize, as well as the best flash fiction from Article Magazine, the area’s independent guide to arts and culture.
“From the violent streets of an African city, the memories of a 1950s childhood to the acid-fuelled experiments of a mind-explorer, the breadth insight and observation of the writing in Fathom 10 looks out to past, present and future,” said Nick Triplow of Fathom Writers who edited the collection.
At the launch there will be a reading by one of the judges, Frances Leviston, from Public Dream, her first collection of poems, as well as further readings by Mr Triplow of short stories from the Fathom 10 anthology which were judged by William Bedford.
After the announcement of the winners and prize giving there will be the opportunity to buy books.
The final event for Fathom Writers in 2010 is a workshop on Saturday November 20 led by Rupert Creed on dramatising real life accounts.
Formerly of Hull’s former Remould Theatre Company this month’s workshop is the second time that Creed has been to Fathom Writers this year.
With more than 25 years as a professional playwright and theatre director, his track record includes co-writing the legendary docudrama about the dying fishing industry, The Northern Trawl (1993), and Steeltown (1988), the real life drama of the men and women who built the industry.
The workshop begins at 10am and costs £5 for Fathom Writers members and £10 for non-members.