If you've been following this blog you will know I have recently edited a book of punk-inspired stories for DogHorn Publishing titled “punkPunk!”. Punk music has been the catalyst for so many (ad)ventures in my life that I couldn’t resist editing an anthology of stories which are influenced by the music and celebrate the lifestyle. Finally it’s now available for purchase, and to kick-start sales I’ve organised an event in London at the Hope & Anchor pub in Islington (one of the main venues for the emerging punk scene back in the 70s) on Saturday 28th February 2015 from 2-6pm.
As well as some author readings there will be a performance by new punk band anarchistwood, as well as a set from a punk band who were around ‘back in the day’. Due to a previous contractual agreement I’m unable to announce the headliners until the 15th February, however capacity at the venue is limited so should you wish to attend (and why not) it’s advisable to purchase tickets now.
Tickets for the event include a copy of the book (not bad for an afternoon out) and can be bought here.
Of course, you don’t have to be an old punk like me or even like the music in order to attend. The book isn’t simply a nostalgia trip. The stories are vibrant and eclectic and the event will also be the chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
If you’re not attending, then the book can be purchased at our preferred stockist or via Lulu or the usual outlets. Stories are by Joe Briggs, Gio Clairval, Gary Couzens, Mat Coward, Sarah Crabtree, Adam Craig, Richard Dellar, Terry Grimwood, Andrew Hook, Alexei Kalinchuk, P A Levy, Richard Mosses, Douglas J Ogurek, Stephen Palmer, Jude Orlando Enjolras, Mark Slade, L A Sykes, and Douglas Thompson.
I’m passionate about this project and hope that you will be too! See you at the launch?