Well, we turned up to the Marlborough Theatre on a rainy Sunday night for the second Rattle Tales. The nastiness of the weather and the fact that it was Sunday evening meant there were a few pre-show nerves among the organisers: would anyone acutally turn up? It was quickly obvious that fear was unfounded, as we had to put out extra chairs to accommodate everyone who turned up. A few faces were recognisable from the March night, but there were many new ones too.
Jo Dillon did a fantastic job as MC, encouraging rattling wherever possible and leading the discussion. Some writers were veterans of the first Rattle Tales, while others were new to the night. All the stories went down well – it’s obvious that there are some quality emerging writers out there in Brighton (not least our own Erinna Mettler, who deserves special mention ahead of the publication of her first novel, Starlings, next month).
We plan to be back in September, and once again we’ll be asking for submissions. Details of how, when and where will follow, so watch this space. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll get an email too (and if you aren’t, just email email@example.com with mailing list in the subject line).
Pictures of the night: