Book launch: The Migrant Waders

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We will be launching our second book, The Migrant Waders, at Church Street Tavern, Colchester, Essex, on Thursday 21 April, at 7pm. It’s a free event, so please do come and join us to help celebrate. The evening will include readings from contributing authors, discussion with Ella Johnston about the wonderful illustrations that appear throughout the book and, of course, the chance to get your hands on the book itself.

We hope to see you and your friends there.

The Migrant Waders is a collection of illustration, evocative prose, poetry and reportage that follows the migration routes of wading and shore birds from the high arctic to the tropics. Taking in the histories of the people and places where the birds make their temporary homes, the book includes 21 ink and watercolour illustrations by Ella Johnston and contributions from nature and landscape writers, as well as leading ecologists and environmentalists.

Dunlin Press, April 2016.

 

Because of you, it’s really happening…

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Thank you, thank you and thank you again. We have received so many great submissions for Est – what a creative, talented and generous part of the world East Anglia is.

You’ve sent us insightful prose, elegant lines of poetry, personal histories, nature writing, photography and some attention-grabbing psychogeographical splendour. The submissions tick off locations around the region from the fens to Harwich and from the north Norfolk Coast to Southend.

Can we thank you again? Oh, go on: thank you!

The next few weeks will see us sifting through your writing and making the difficult decision about what we can fit into Est and what, sadly, we’ll have to leave out. When that’s done, we’ll be in touch with everyone who sent us their work. There’s an exciting late-summer and autumn ahead and it really looks as if Est is shaping up to be a unique tour of East Anglia through poetry, prose and pictures.

We’ll be keeping you up to date with what goes on all the way through the process and tweeting extra thoughts over at @dunlinpress – so do stay in touch.

Ella and Martin x

A postcard from Westleton

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There we were, on a sunny morning sat by the pond at Westleton, waiting for Bob’s remarkable book shop to open (look here and be amazed), and apologising to the lame duck that had just hiked up the bank to greet us and quack for some food (sorry, we had none).

And there it was: suddenly, there was just one month left open for the submissions to Est, our collection of writing from and about East Anglia. Yes, the submissions period closes at the end of July.

June has been good to us. We’ve had a number of submissions sent in from established and emerging writers – insightful and entertaining stuff, with some strong prose and poetry. There is still room for a few more passengers on the, er, Dunlin Bus that’s heading (oh dear) all the way round East Anglia, however. So, if you have some good writing that you think suitable for our foray into the psychogeography of the region, get in touch. See our ‘submissions’ page for more details.

At the end of this month, the real work for us will begin: sorting through the submissions and plotting our course. We’ll have more news soon – oh, and do follow us on Twitter (@dunlinpress) and check out our other ‘social’ outlets for updates and inspiration (See our ‘contact’ page).

If you have already sent something in, thank you so much. If you’ve yet to, well, the summer won’t wait for ever…

Ella and Martin