What an August it’s been!
Team GB pulled on the lycra, got on their marks and broke world records whilst tucked away in Wales and Surrey, two perfectly formed magazines were hard at work honing their literary muscle.
The result? Issue 18 of The Delinquent and issue 8 of Prole are both out this month and both contain works by Claire Booker.
The Deliquent has published Claire’s short play ‘Lost Property’ which was performed at the Lost Theatre, Stockwell last year and again at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden and showcased by 17Percent at Whitstable this year. And for a second time Prole, Poetry and Prose have published two Claire Booker poems, this time alongside work by Sue Pace, David Whelan and Ben C Clark among others. To find out more, or to purchase copies of either magazine, click on:
http://www.thedelinquent.co.uk or http://www.prolebooks.co.uk
Did you know that only 17% of plays produced in the UK have been written by women? It’s enough to make Aphra Benn turn in her grave!
Fortunately we have someone fighting our corner. 17Percent is a campaigning and producing company based at the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent, which regularly showcases short plays by women.
Sue Blakesley and Nigel Banks in ‘Lost Property’ by Claire Booker
My play ‘Lost Property’ was one of eight selected to be performed last month during a stimulating evening sailing under the banner of SheWrites. ‘Lost Property’ was produced by 17Percent founder Sam Hall, and directed by Sarah Davies. It is now available to view on U-tube. Simply click on the link below: Lost Property by Claire Booker.
For more information about 17Percent, or to find out how to submit a short play, click on http://www.17percent.wordpress.com
Photo credit: © 17Percent, 2012