Everybody’s Reading Festival 2017

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017
Everybody’s Reading Festival 2017

As part of this year’s Everybody’s Reading Festival in Leicester, Traverse Poetry Trading Cards will host a reading event at: The Exchange Bar (in the cellar) Mon 2nd October 6:30pm – 9pm FREE to attend Put a poet in your pocket! Come along to hear great poetry, pick up one of our FREE cards and […]

When You Lived Inside The Walls launch

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017
When You Lived Inside The Walls launch

We’re delighted to invite you to the launch of Krishan Coupland’s first collection of short stories When You Lived Inside The Walls and Other Stories on Thursday 9th February at 7pm at The Sir Garnet, 36 Market Place, Norwich NR2 1RD. When You Lived… is at once dark and tender, mundane and extraordinary. The stories here speak of strange realities where a […]

Fledgling Award – Dad’s Slideshow Highly Commended

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016
Fledgling Award – Dad’s Slideshow Highly Commended

Stonewood is delighted to announce that Dad’s Slideshow by Di Slaney was shortlisted and then Highly Commended in the Fledgling Award (2014/15) judged by Martin Figura. The brand new Fledgling Award celebrates debut pamphlets and collections by poets over the age of 40, the shortlist was: Jemma Borg The Illuminated World (Eyewear Publishing) Meg Cox Looking at Sodom […]

Stonewood 3x3x3 in Nottinghamshire

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016
Stonewood 3x3x3 in Nottinghamshire

3x3x3: Three Poets, Three Artists, Three Libraries Take three poets, match them up with three artists, and the results are three very different books. Over 33 days in September and October, three Nottinghamshire libraries will simultaneously host exhibitions of poetry and art from three Stonewood titles: Small Grass, The Night Library and Lace. As part […]

New Thumbprints

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016
New Thumbprints

We are delighted to be launching two new Thumbprint pocket books in June: Paul Blake‘s debut chapbook A Massacre of Hummingbirds and Sue MacIntyre‘s Green City – a quiet love song to the city. The joint launch is at 7pm on Thursday 30th June at Keats House. Please RSVP to stonewoodpress@gmail.com by 25th June. Do […]

States of Independence

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016
States of Independence

Book fair Our next outing is at States of Independence at De Montfort University on Saturday 12th March. Now in its seventh year States of Independence is a free book fair with free events and talks throughout the day. Find out more here: www.statesofindependence.co.uk Come along to our stall and say hello! Free of charge […]

Brittle Star Writing Competition 2016

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016
Brittle Star Writing Competition 2016

From the editors of Brittle Star magazine CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 18 MARCH Brittle Star‘s second writing competition was sent out into the big wide world at the launch of issue 37 and because we’re such chatty people here at the magazine we want to tell you all about it. Two years ago we launched […]

Autumn duos

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015
Autumn duos

I’m very excited by the new book coming out in November (Lace by Susan Wicks and Elizabeth Clayman), which caps off Stonewoods autumn events. And I also just wanted to let you know a few bits of nice news about a couple of our writers. The wonderful Loose Muse will be featuring Di Slaney and […]

John Lucas reviews Dad’s slideshow

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015
John Lucas reviews Dad’s slideshow

Source: John Lucas reviews a mixed bag of recent poetry collections from both sides of the Atlantic (Londongrip) Reviews of: Down Stranger Roads by Roger Craik, Dad’s Slideshow by Di Slaney, Millenium Blues by Evan Gwyn Williams Extract (Dad’s slideshow): There is far less stony ground in Di Slaney’s attractively produced debut collection. The back […]

A short review of Hoad, July 2015

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015

A short review of Hoad and Other Stories features on Five Leaves Bookshop blog. “Stonewood has taken care with the production of this short book [Hoad and Other Stories] containing three stories. The format is the size of the a postcard and the whole is easy to read on a short train journey…” by Ross […]

The Reading List

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015

Source: The Reading List, week 2 by Robin Houghton “The weather has been so good lately it’s tempting to go out for a walk (or a pub lunch!) rather than read. But I’m enjoying the discipline – I find last thing at night and first thing in the morning are good times to read. This week […]

Di Slaney’s hats & the Lowdham Book Festival

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015
Di Slaney’s hats & the Lowdham Book Festival

So I find myself wearing three hats at Lowdham Book Festival this year… …but fortunately not all at the same time. This is very unexpected because I’m usually at this lovely local book festival in my comfortable third hat of publisher, as myself and my business partner Jenny Swann always have a stall on the […]

Stonewood Poetry at Lowdham Book Festival

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015
Stonewood Poetry at Lowdham Book Festival

Join poets Jacqueline Gabbitas, Anna Robinson and Di Slaney as they read from their recent collections: Dad’s Slideshow (Di Slaney), Small Grass (Jacqueline Gabbitas) and The Night Library (Anna Robinson) on Saturday 27th June at the wonderful Lowdham Book Festival, Notts. They’re reading from 2.00 – 3.00 pm in the Marquee behind the Village Hall. […]

The Night Library

Posted by on May 18, 2015
The Night Library

Our newest title, The Night Library by Anna Robinson with artwork by Martin Parker, is a wonderful and timely poetry pamphlet about libraries and what happens when they close their doors. “…inventive and full of intriguing new perspectives, The Night Library is indeed a love song to libraries and librarians everywhere.” – Penelope Shuttle “…this […]

New Thumbprint – Dad’s Slideshow by Di Slaney

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015
New Thumbprint – Dad’s Slideshow by Di Slaney

Dad’s Slideshow is a poetry sequence charting a family’s ancestry over a lifetime and includes a range of different voices – vividly captured in carefully constructed forms. Di Slaney’s deft and evocative poems are a living testimony of what survives long after the events recorded in a family album. She writes movingly about relationships, tracing […]

Our very first newsletter

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015
Our very first newsletter

Welcome… to our first ever newsletter Every now and again we’ll send you news about our books, events, launches and other lovely literary shenanigans we might get up to. In our first issue we’re really happy to be able to tell you about our new authors Di Slaney & Sarah Passingham and their books. We’ve […]

Three Readers, Three Books, Free Bubbly!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014
Three Readers, Three Books, Free Bubbly!

4th December: Three Readers, Three Books, Free Bubbly Kett’s Books, Wymondham 6:30 – 8:00pm Sarah Passingham (Hoad and Other Stories) will be joined by novelist Ed Parnell and poet Heidi Williamson during Kett’s Books’ regular Thursday evening pre-Christmas opening on Thursday 4th December. They will be hosting readings and signings, with bubbly and Christmas nibbles. […]

Small Grass launch

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014

At the Barbican Library launch of the Small Grass book and exhibition there were lots of lovely readers, book buyers, artists, illustrators, reviewers, editors… Jacqueline invited some wonderful poets as guest readers: Paul Blake, Anna Robinson, Kathryn Maris and Fawzia Kane (who also brought Marius with her to read). There was vodka, snacks, books, grass […]

Small Grass Launch: London

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014
Small Grass Launch: London

I’ve never thought of grass talking before, but after reading this sequence, with its delicate and sharp voices, I may not be able to walk on it again without listening. – Pascale Petit We are delighted to be launching Small Grass by Jacqueline Gabbitas and Frances Barry at the Barbican Library, London on 1st September, […]

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