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Yeah, I flipped that heading round on you. See how you like it.

In fact, I have been busy, with a fine mix of writerly pursuits, drinking with friends and crying myself to sleep (must stop listening to Eleanor Rigby). All in all, it’s been a pretty busy time for the Bronasaurus, thank you very much, though of course I have missed you lovely people who slavishly subscribe to my occasional musings here and who I have also just made up. Hello.

“They Is Us”, the all-conquering Nest Gallery’s feminist/sci-fi art exhibition, hosted at the Sassoon Gallery by the Sisters Burn, was a wonder to behold. I am very proud, mostly to have been involved with such extremely talented artists, to see my story exhibited in such a wonderful space, that people have been so supportive of all our efforts, and that the presentation of my piece didn’t collapse over the course of the exhibition. Here’s hoping everyone who snagged a copy of my story, “Those Girls Called Jackie” enjoyed/tolerated/read it, and if anyone else would like a copy to read with their eyes and their faces can e-mail me. More images from the exhibition and private view reside at the Nest Gallery blog, as well as information about future Nest events.

The Storytails event, hosted as ever by the delightful Gabriella, went splendidly. A really interesting selection of writers, both performing and in the audience. Was extremely nice chatting to all in attendance, and absolutely made the two hour, TFL-thwarting journey to Stoke Newington worth it. Why do I live so far away? I don’t know. I just do. It’s a very nice area, and Storytails remains one of the few lit events in London not populated by absolute wankboxes (more on this later). I had a great time, reading two stories (making me two times as good as the last time I read, statistically at least, unless it actually means I was only half as good, but that’s getting into a hazy mathematical area and I promised myself I wouldn’t go back to that place) which are available for listenage or downloadiness in podcast form at the links below. Please enjoy my Northern Irish accent therein. It is a constant source of amusement to people, and I have been recently informed that I say the word “naughty” particularly well. Naughty. Naughty. (I don’t see it.)

Tick Yes Or No
Arthur Nobody
And I highly recommend any writers looking for a fun evening with a rapt atmosphere submit some stories to Storytails, it’s a really fun event.

In other news, I’ve been listening to this. IT’S SO TRUE.

Camera Obscura – “Honey in the Sun”

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After ever such a lovely time with them at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, I am giddy with delight to be back reading at Storytails’ regular monthly event this, er, month. This Sunday 26th September, I will be doing words in my big girl voice (which is currently the same as my sick girl voice, but let’s not get down about it) upstairs at the Birdcage in Stoke Newington. The line-up is looking extremely delightful and it should be a very interesting and literific evening. I probably won’t even burst into tears on stage nor nothin’.

Facebook event page
Storytails site

Be there or be elsewhere, wondering what it would be like to be there (it would be lovely.)

ALSO I have some very, very, VERY exciting news coming up*…

(* I’m not pregnant or published, but it’s still very exciting.)

The lovely and amazing Storytails invited me to perform at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival in June, and it was rather fantastic. What’s more, they recorded the word sound noises and put them into a podular cast for you diamond dogs to enjoy, if your idea of enjoyment is a helium-voiced Norn Irlander stumbling over her words and audibly shaking in fear, and I think it is. Many many thanks to Gabriella! Check out further Storytails at http://www.storytails.org/ or monthly at the Birdcage in Stoke Newington.

Here, I read People Are Awful, right into your earholes.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/people-are-awful-by-bronagh/id354560989?i=84557657