Stories for Homes Vol 2 edited by Debi Alper & Sally Swingewood **Book Spotlight**
Published and unpublished writers come together to create an anthology of stories about what ‘home’ means.
Today, I'm happy to support Stories for Homes which is the second volume of a charity anthology in support of projects initiated by Shelter. It has been produced in response to the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy.
What's it about?
55 writers are included in a second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the power of storytelling. Volume One of the Stories for Homes Project raised over £3K for housing charity Shelter and raised awareness of housing issues. Volume Two of the anthology includes stories, poems and flash fiction and again all proceeds will be donated to the charity.
What are people saying about the book?
Emma Darwin, author of The Mathematics of Love, commented on the quality of writing in the anthology as: “A cornucopia of witty, tragic, elegant, raw, heart-warming and terrifying stories that take the idea of Home, play with it as only truly talented writers can, and all to help those who have no home at all."
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, said: “Stories give our imaginations a home. It's good to see them helping to give people shelter in the real world, too...” reflecting the connection between the immediacy of housing crisis and the stories people tell about their lives around and within it.
Sally Swingewood, who also edited the collections, commented: “The Stories for Homes collections would not be possible without the generosity of a huge number of volunteers. By working together we have produced a book which will not only delight but also help address one of the biggest humanitarian crises facing modern society. In a world where migration, identity and belonging are in the news daily we have a duty to help everyone have a home in which they feel safe and settled. Stories for Homes is one way we can be part of the solution”
Published on 28th September 2017 in e-book format, with a paperback to follow in November 2017, it can be ordered here.
If you want to find out more about Stories for Homes, why not visit their Website https://storiesforhomes.wordpress.com?
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