SPECIAL EDITION JUNE 20th, 2021
In Association with Alternative Stories & Fake Realities Podcast
100 Words of Solitude Podcast
Voices in Lockdown from across the globe come to life in this very special podcast. Readings by contributors alongside emovtive and evocative stories read by a cast of talented professional actors bring this vivid collection into your home.
100 Words of Solitude Podcast
Hosted and Presented by ALTERNATIVE STORIES AND FAKE REALITIES PODCAST
100 Words of Solitude: Global Voices in Lockdown – Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
Preview Trailer Alternative Stories Special Broadcast. 100 Words of Solitude 2021
written and read by Hannah Ingeborg from Denmark.
written by Joanne Sutton-Smith, New York and read by Maire Claire Wood, London
“I found the readings immensely moving, I found them to be like sharp pins scratched deep into my skin, soprofound has my own loss been. The isolation was like another form of self-harming. To others in isolation, the heart broke apart in narrow, darkening corridors. A very important collection.”
Have a listen to this lovely podcast. The range of stories is wonderful and so interesting to hear about the process of putting the project together, Congratulations to everyone involved at every step.
Rebecca J. Kinnarney
“And we #Solitudeners love and thank you.”
“Wishing you huge success with this.”
“It’s been the most amazing journey, working with the most amazing people, including all the authors, readers, Rare Swan Press and Alternative Stories. Humbled, Grateful, Awed by the professionalism and generosity of all involved!
Dr. Philippa Holloway, Founder & Editor 100 Words of Solitude project.
With Gratitude & Thanks
Marie Claire Wood
Sally Walker Taylor
100 Words of Solitude Contributors:
Hannah Ingeborg * Manuela Palacios * Christina Parisi * Oz Hardwick
Brian Kirk * Aymeric Fromentin * Kehkashan Khalid * Blessing Jegede
Amantine Brodeur * Attracta Fahy * Shannon Kenny * R. J. Kinnarney
Jürgen Schoneich * Paras Abbasi * Debabrata Sahoo * Dominique Hecq
Alison Lock * Mandira Pattnaik * Natalie Reilly – Johnson * Katie Piper
Cindy Mathews * Shampa Sinha * Joanne Sutton- Smith
Paula Gannon-Savides * Eleni Simeou Askim * Tony Osgood
AND TO OUR PATRONS WITHOUT WHOSE SUPPORT THIS BOOK PROJECT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
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100 Words of Solitude began as online response to the pressures of increased isolation during the 2020 lockdown. RARE SWAN PRESS is honoured to be the publisher of choice for both the Luxury, hardcover limited and numbered edition as well the softcover. ALL proceeds from both editions go to UNICEF supported charities. On behalf of the contributors, thank you for your support and know this gem of a book will accompany you for years to come.
The Making of 100 Words of Solitude
100 Words of Solitude is the brainchild of Philippa and Simon Holloway. They created, curated and edited this online project as the weeks and months unfolded during the 2020 COVID19 lockdown. Gathering literary and poetic responses from voices across the globe, they worked tirelessly to select the final 100 pieces of 100 words each that make up this extraordinary and very moving collection. When they were ready to consider publishing this project as hard and softover editions for charity, Rare Swan Press was delighted to partner on this project.
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