Sharing Stories at the Park – November 2016

Writers and readers: (l-to-r): Robijn, Trolley, Caledonia, Crap and Aoife
Stories at the Park – writers and readers: (l-to-r): Robijn, Trolley, Caledonia, Crap and Aoife

Stories at the Park is a series presented by Seanchai Library, which coincides with each of our Art at the Park exhibitions at Holly Kai Park. At each event, members of Seanchai Library will read stories or poems inspired by selected works of our Invited Artists. Each story must be precisely 100 words in length, no more, no less (known as a “drabble”), while poems  can be of any form, so long as they do no exceed 100 words.

The November Stories at the Park event took place on Sunday, November 20th, and featured Caledonia Skytower, Aoife Lorefield, Trolley Trollop and R. Crap Mariner, who between them presented 27 stories and poems written by themselves and by first-time writer at the event, Robijn.

All of the pieces had been inspired by the work of our November Invited Artists: Sheba Blitz, Maxie Daviau, Shakespeare (Skinnynilla), Sorcha Tyles and Terrygold. The exhibition itself is open until Sunday, November 27th 2016, so there is still time to see the artwork.

Stories at the Park: Audience and readers
Stories at the Park – Audience and readers

The authors  have graciously given us permission to reprint their works in this blog for those unable to attend the event.

To make things easier, the stories and poems have been split by artist, and each piece is presented with an image of the painting or work which inspired it. In addition, some of the works include an audio recording of the reading for your further enjoyment:

If you would like to write for – and  / or participate as a reader – in our Stories at the PArk events, please be sure to check our Stories at the Park guidelines page.

Due to commitments in the run-up to Christmas, the next Stories at the Park event will take place as a part of the January 2017 Art at the Park exhibition. 

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