OF MYTHS AND MOTHERS Booklaunch with Fly on the Wall Press

  • DATE

    25 March 2022

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    Pay What You Can


    Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
    University Green, 146 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9GP

We’re delighted to welcome Fly on the Wall Press back to the shop for the launch of OF MYTHS AND MOTHERS – a new collection of five short stories which will make you believe in legends and question conventions. Speaking on the night will be contributors Kenzie Millar, Gaynor Jones, Sascha Akhtar, Clayton Lister and Helen Nathaniel-Fulton.

About the book:

Folklore and futurism: these stories question everything from the guest worker economy to childbirth as the world collapses. Follow hairpin turns into the remote hillsides of North Yorkshire, where two boys take a holiday with their besom-wielding, rabbit-skinning granny. Disappear into dark caves on Philippine islands and scale sheer limestone cliffs with men who search for the world’s most expensive animal product: prized nests woven from a mysterious bird’s saliva, rumoured to make one live forever. Feel sand under your feet in the middle of the night as you search for love beyond limits. You will long to hold a child, even when that instinct has been erased from your body and mind. Of Myths and Mothers will make you see some of our most accepted customs in a new light and fill you with wonder, as the best stories do.

Fly on the Wall Press is a not for profit publisher, based in Manchester, publishing innovative short stories, poetry and photography books on pressing issues, from exceptional authors around the globe, all with a socially conscious theme. They are proud to publish short stories and poetry on the pressing issues of our time, being unafraid to generate conversation about perhaps ‘prickly’ subjects, whilst also dedicating a large proportion of their yearly publishing schedule to charitable projects.

Doors: 6.30, event starts: 6.45


6.55 – Gaynor Jones

7.10 – Sascha Akhtar

7.25 – Clayton Lister

5 min break​

7.45 – Helen Nathaniel-Fulton

8.00 – Kenzie Millar

Tickets are ‘Pay What You Can’ with proceeds helping finance author travel. OF MOTHERS AND MYTHS will be available to purchase on the night and the authors will be happy to sign copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or manchester@blackwell.co.uk and we can arrange this for you.