5 Jun 2013

Fictional Worlds Event

On Saturday Storysilngers got together at Shaftesbury Arts Centre to celebrate fictional place. We came up with ideas for other worlds, exhibited the shortlisted maps from our map making competition, read out stories set in fictional places and played mind-expanding surrealist games whilst being serenaded by wonderful live guitar music. James, Holly and Peter baked the most incredible cakes, and we were able to give away free lollipops made by the fabulous PomPoms sweet company:


 Informal exhibition of the shortlisted maps:







Zines, pamphlets, comics and books we’ve made and been published in, plus a book swap. (on the wall: the foreword to the New Cartography anthology, The New Wolf, various fictional places described in the Dictionary of Imaginary Places).

Readings of stories set in fictional places:


James Broomfield (and projection of the Arden map)


The results of our map making competition were exclusively announced. Go here forthe results.

We played Exquisite Corpse here's our favourite creations:



A most enjoyable afternoon! Thanks to everyone who helped out and to the cartographers for submitting their maps. 

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