We could not be more thrilled to make our first big announcement of 2018: tremendous local talent Eris Young is the bookshop’s first Writer in Residence!
Eris is a queer, trans writer and editor of speculative fiction and nonfiction. Their work engages with queer themes, themes of alienation, otherness and liminality, and has been published by or is forthcoming from Knight Errant Press, 404 Ink and Jessica Kingsley Publishing.
Their work at Lighthouse, which will include events, workshops and feedback sessions, will be focused around radicalism and how writing can be used as a tool to engage with radical ideas, challenge the status quo and help us envision change.
What’s on offer?
One-on-one feedback sessions to authors of short fiction.\ These will be offered in January & February 2019 on a first-come-first-served pay-what-you-can basis, and priority will be given to writers from marginalised backgrounds. The feedback will consist of a critique of a short story of up to 3,000 words and a skype session or (for Edinburgh-based writers) an in-person meeting to discuss the piece and create a plan for revision and submission.
To apply for one of the critique spots please send a short story of no more than 3,000 words that you’d like some feedback on, and an author bio of no more than 50 words, to email@example.com with the subject FAO Writer Feedback Sessions.
Details to follow on dates/content; these will be announced through the shop’s newsletter when details are confirmed, you can sign up for those updates HERE.
Eris will be chairing, introducing and contributing to our year-round program of events, including the launch of a brilliant Sci-fi poetry anthology Multiverse in march and Jordy Rosenberg’s UK launch of Confessions of the Fox in may. For all the bookshops event news, sign up HERE.
Regular Blog Posts including:
Changing My Mind: Poetry & Radicalism (Jan 2019)
To contact Eris about their Writer In Residence activities do email them at: wir(at)lighthousebookshop.com