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By Paul D. Brazill


 
Brit Grit Queen Cathi Unsworth has a special Halloween announcement. here's what she has to say:

'Hepcats and Kittens

I am delighted to be joining a feast of my favourite writers, poets, musicians and artists this Halloween in a special event curated and hosted by GUY SANGSTER ADAMS, editor of
PLECTURUM: THE CULTURAL PICK. The spine-tingling line-up includes JUSTINE ARMATAGE and CHARLIE FINKE of THE CESARIANS playing a special acoustic set. Novellist SYD MOORE will be reading from her terrifying new novel WITCH HUNT, inspired by the true crimes of Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins. Poet BENEDICT NEWBERY, whose 'Some Man's Business' adorns the title page of WEIRDO, will be summoning the spirits in verse. The supernaturally talented DELISIA HOWARD and CHRIS PRICE will stage an ectoplasmic cabaret and, spinning us all together with the sounds of spooksville, TRAVIS ELBOROUGH will play tunes from his Haunted Juke Box. Join us at:PicturePLECTRUM: THE CULTURAL PICK PRESENTS
MUSTERED

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER
UPSTAIRS AT THE BETSEY TROTWOOD
56 FARRINGDON ROAD
LONDON EC1R 3BL
7.30PM
TICKETS £6 IN ADVANCE FROM
HERE
£7.50 ON THE DOOROR SPECIAL OFFER FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO P:TCP HERE


And a reminder that, the Friday before on 26 OCTOBER I will be performing with JAMES DAWSON at the reputedly haunted THE GEORGE ON THE STRAND public house for a Samhain meeting of the Society of Young Publisher's STAND UP FOR BOOKS. Details again are:
THE SOCIETY OF YOUNG PUBLISHERS
THE GEORGE ON THE STRAND
213 STRAND
LONDON WC2R 1AP
8-10.30PM
£3 MEMBERS/ 35 NON-MEMBERS
TO REGISTER FOR TICKETS GO
HERE

At Halloween you should stand up for books. Not only has there been some terrific literature that has scared us senseless and sent shivers down our fragile mere mortal spines, but there is more tingling, menacing stuff being created and at Halloween, we should scream and be frightened out of our minds with some good writing.


The imagination is what makes spooky literature so scary, so this
Stand Up for Books is a tribute to all the goose-bumps we’ve ever encountered whilst readi... ng.

More details as ever on
www.cathiunsworth.co.uk

Hope to see you there....'

And, if you missed it, you can read my recent interview with Cathi here.
 
See you soon, same Brit Grit Time, same Brit Grit Channel.



Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill has had bits and bobs of short fiction published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books Of Best British Crime 8 and 10,and he has edited the anthologies True Brit Grit & Off The Record 2– with Luca Veste - and Drunk On The Moon. His short ebook collections 13 Shots Of Noir and Snapshots are out now, and his novellas The Gumshoe and Guns Of Brixton will be out pretty soon. His blog is here.