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Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom, 2011/02/14 - New self-publishing company, Acorn Independent Press, hosts the world’s first 5-Aside Story as part of London-based storytelling festival, YARN.
From midnight on the 18th February - 23rd February writers can visit Acorn Independent Press’ blog and contribute just 5 sentences to the story started by New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, Chris Cleave.
Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand and Incendiary says: ‘I hope everyone will have as much fun as I did writing five lines for this project. There are a lot of sharp writers out there now with their skills of pithy expression honed by Twitter, who can pack worlds into five lines. This five-a-side match is a timely and likeable game by YARN and Acorn Independent Press to celebrate the act of storytelling and see what new places it can go to. And speaking as the kid who was always picked last for five-a-side, it’s a pleasure to finally get to play.’
Leila Dewji, Editorial Director says: ‘We wanted to do something fun to get everyone storytelling. By hosting it online, even people who can’t attend YARN festival (yarnfest.com) can be part of it. It will have an energy of its own and we are really excited to see how this story develops. We love the lively, inclusive feel of YARN and are proud to be making our debut on the festival scene as their partner.’
Extracts of the story will be performed and recorded every day of the festival and the footage will be up on both the Acorn Independent Press and YARN Festival sites.
Acorn will also be hosting another event as part YARN:
Libations, Laughs and Literature
Sunday 20th Feb 3pm-4.30pm The Book Club, Shoreditch £3 + a free drink
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon libation whilst exercising your literary muscles with an afternoon pub quiz with a twist. Rounds include: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway, Jack-a-Story, Countdown and No-Holds-Barred Charades. This hybrid of a pub-quiz-game-show-word-play-comedy event will be hosted by Acorn’s directors Leila & Ali Dewji.
Leila Dewji left a literary agency to launch Acorn Independent Press with her brother in January 2011. Acorn (acornselfpublishing.com) offers premium self-publishing services for authors who want to launch in a big way; with fantastic editorial, design and production services as well as sales and marketing to get books reviewed, stocked and sold. Leila Dewji is available for interview.