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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.77.13
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 10:54 am:   

Apologies for this, but seeing as there's a charitable element, I hoped people wouldn't mind if I posted about it:

A date for your diary : on August 3rd, between 6pm and 8pm, I'll be doing a reading/Q&A at Morecambe's Cancer Research shop. 2 stories, free entry (although donations very gratefully received!), refreshments, the possibility of buying cool books and clothes from the shop and a chance to purchase specially produced, signed chapbooks, all for a good cause! What more could you want? Hope to see you a few of you there!

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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.93.21.74
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 11:36 am:   

More power to you, Simon! Funnily enough, I just recently suggested to the folk at the local hospice second-hand bookshop (who had asked me for support, since I'm often in there and seldom leave without buying a book) that I should do something similar.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.23.20.11
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 11:46 am:   

Remember that event at Ottakers in Huddersfield, Ramsey, when all the lovely old dears turned up? Steve Gallagher's superb ghost story made them gasp collectively.

I can imagine you guys reading to a bunch of pensioners like those from League of Gentlemen: "Got any bags?!"
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.23.20.11
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 11:46 am:   

Oh, and Simon: wrong soddin coastline, mate!
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 88.104.140.73
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 11:53 am:   

Too far for me but wishing you well, as always!
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.77.13
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 12:41 pm:   

There are trains, Gary, if you don't trust your car! Come to Morecambe, it's lovely! :-)

Cheers one and all - I'll post more details as I get them, but so far I'm thinking that reading A Different Morecambe might be sensible, along with (possibly) Scale Hall. I haven't decided which stories to produce as chapbooks, although Marley's Haunting is likely to one of them...

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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.23.15.37
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 01:18 pm:   

A train from Whitby? Now that's funny. The only one that runs takes you north or south, never inland!
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Thomasb (Thomasb)
Username: Thomasb

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 69.236.170.165
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 12:14 am:   

Won't be there (unless someone's giving away plane tickets to England), but good luck Skunsworth and don't feel ashamed. If you think you're being shameless in terms of promotion, wait 'til you get a load of me.
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.77.13
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2010 - 11:33 am:   

Cheers!

Ramsey, I meant to ask -which hospice shop? I spent time working in Liverpool and got quite conversant with a number of the charity shops!

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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.39.177.173
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2010 - 11:52 am:   

Good luck, Simon - too far for me, but I hope all goes well.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 01:43 pm:   

Oooo. This sounds nice. The date's very close to my birthday. I wonder if I could persuade my hubby to take me for a trip to Morecambe. I've never actually been there!

But good luck with it anyway, Simon. That's a great idea doing such an event in a charity shop. Ramsey - if you do one at a charity shop, I'll do my best to get there too.

Gary - that's the 2nd time since I've been on this board that you've mentioned the "old dears" at the reading in Huddersfield a few years ago. I must remind you (again) that I was one of those old dears! I must say Steve Gallagher's reading of "The Box" at that event is probably the most chilling live reading I've ever heard - followed closely by Ramsey's reading of "Peep" at an AltFiction a few years back too (gave me nightmares in a strange hotel room that night, that one did )
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.186.67.185
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 02:59 pm:   

Yeah, but everyone's an old dear to a young buck like me.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.4.248.212
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 05:47 pm:   

I think I must be dyslexic of late, I keep reading this thread's title as "Shemales (but in a good cause) self promotion." Yeah that's it, I'm dyslexic.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.231.124
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 06:26 pm:   

No Craig; you just know Simon just that little bit better than the rest of us...
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.77.13
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 09:23 am:   

Bastard, Craig! You said you'd never tell!

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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.77.13
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 09:31 am:   

Just to let people know that this has been rearranged, and moved to a date in October so the August date has been cancellede (due to unforeseen circumstances, namely that there weren't enough shop volunteers available!). We're still going ahead, hopefully linking it in to Halloween...

...would love to see some of you there!

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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.46.5
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 05:36 pm:   

Hi All

The date of this event is now:

Thursday 28th October, 6pm - 8pm

WIll post more details nearer the time, but will let you know know that possibly the last available copy of the paperback edition of Lost Places will be raffled with the proceeds going to the shop. The tickets for the raffles will be available prior to the event so that those of you who'd like to enter but can't attend on the day can still join in! Details as soon as they're finalised.

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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 10:58 pm:   

Just a quick reminder that this event is this Thursday, from 7-9, at the Cancer Research UK shop in Morecambe (31 Euston Rd, Morecambe). THere's definitely going to be three stories, cupcakes and refreshments (wine and soft drinks).

Be great if some of you coud make it!

S
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 01:25 pm:   

Oooh, sorry, can't make it Simon - but is it still possible to enter the raffle? I'd like to contribute something (and maybe even win a book, you never know). I might be too late ...
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 07:32 pm:   

Caroline (and anyone else that's interested!) - you can still enter the raffle. If you have paypal, send payment to the paypal address wendydippy@yahoo.co.uk (it's 1 for 5 tickets, so multiples of 1 please). If you don't have paypal, contact me direct and we'll sort out getting me a cheque and I'll buy the tickets on your behalf. We'll draw the raffle at the end of the reading.

If anyone's interested, I'll also be selling a chapbook of the story from Lost Places, The Pennine Tower Restaurant. This is a true story, which I've managed to expand by about 2500 words for this print run with some new info that people have sent me. Price of this is 3 (UK postage free, overseas I have to charge a bit), of which 1 goes to Cancer Research UK. Each chapbook will be signed and, if you want,personalised. Again, paypal payment or contact me direct and we'll sort something out. If you pay for stuff by paypal, please be clear in the payment message what you;re paying for!!

Cheers and now I'll stop the promotion stuff!!

S

ANyway
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 95.131.110.102
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 07:41 pm:   

Ooh, I'll take a copy of the chapbook please Simon. Same PayPal address but mention it's for the chapbook, then?
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 07:51 pm:   

Mick: yep! Cheers

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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 09:11 pm:   

'Tis done - payment sent for the chapbook and some raffle tickets. Good luck with the event, Simon!
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.178.82.216
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 09:13 pm:   

Sorted, young fellow me lad.
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   

Mick/Caroline - funds received with many thanks! Will get in the post, probably by the end of the week if that's okay?

Caroline, we'll buy the raffle tickets for you and keep our fingers crossed you win!!

S
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.178.82.216
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:13 pm:   

Could I trouble you for some sort of scribble inside too please, Simon?
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:17 pm:   

Of course! Assumed I would be doing!!

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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:27 pm:   

Yes, I asked for a scribble in mine too of course. No hurry. Don't make a special trip to the post box on my account.

By the way, is Wendy your real name?
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:37 pm:   

My wife and I share an identity and a paypal account. She has a better personality than me, though.

S

PS will scribble away with pleasure!
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 09:36 am:   

Last call for raffle tickets! After this, I promise to stop going on about this, I promise!

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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:17 pm:   

Right, last post, I promise - the event raised 150 (almost) for Cancer Research UK, and was great fun, and I'll almost certianly be doing something next year...

Caroline, you didn't win the raffle I'm afraid - sorry! TO cheer you up, however, the chapbook is going in the post today. Mick, yours can't go in the post because I don't have your address - can you let me know it and I'll get yours in the post asap?

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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.106.220.19
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:36 pm:   

Ok Simon - what's yer email address?
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:44 pm:   

simonkurt@yahoo.com - email me in the next hour and it'll go in the post today!!

S
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 02:06 pm:   

>>Caroline, you didn't win the raffle I'm afraid - sorry!<<
*bursts into tears*

Never mind, I'm not really a very lucky person! I look forward to receiving the chapbook in due course - that will cheer me up, for sure.

Very well done on the amount raised for charity.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.178.82.216
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 05:04 pm:   

Couldn't make it within that hour, Simon, but address info emailed now. I'll have to rely on Caroline telling us all how good it is until you're able to post mine!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 09:56 pm:   

Flippin' 'eck, Simon, that Pennine Tower Restaurant thing is spooky! It arrived through my letterbox on Saturday, so I popped it in my bag to take to the Halifax Ghost Story Festival, to read in the break. Couldn't have been a more appropriate place to read it. Scary stuff! Thanks, Simon.

I'll post on the appropriate thread tomorrow about the Halifax festival - just got back and too tired now (tired but happy, that is )
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Skunsworth (Skunsworth)
Username: Skunsworth

Registered: 05-2009
Posted From: 92.16.43.222
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 07:13 am:   

Thanks Caroline! Glad you enjoyed it.

S

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