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NOTTINGHAM LAUNCH OF THE THIRD SCRIPT

We welcome you to join us for our first event in an International City of Literature, Nottingham, the UK launch of The Third Script, stories from Iran, Tasmania and the UK.

We have the pleasure of being launched by thrice BAFTA nominated Billy Ivory, at the legendary Rough Trade, with readings from the dynamic Shreya Sen Handley, Matt G Turpin and Lisa Fontaine whose stories ‘Lean on Me,’ ‘Tom’s Eyes,’ and ‘The Punch Line,’ respectively, you will find in The Third Script.

Join us on Sunday, May 22 at Rough Trade in Notts, 5 Broad Street at 5pm.
For more information about our writers keep an eye on the projects page, where Emma Luimes is posting her interviews.

 


> TASMANIAN LAUNCH OF THE THIRD SCRIPTCover 300DPI

We would like to extend an invitation to you to celebrate the Tasmanian launch of The Third Script, stories from Iran, Tasmania & the UK, at Tasmania’s leading independent book retailer, Fullers Bookshop on Tuesday, March 22 at 5.30pm.

In her introduction to the book, award winning novelist and essayist, Amanda Lohrey writes, “The Third Script is a remarkable collection, an unprecedented collaboration between Iranian, English and Tasmanian writers.”

And the stories? What can I say? They are exceptional, delightful and devastating and I look forward to you reading them.

The launch will feature readings from Robbie Arnott, Zane Pinner and Lucinda Shannon, Iranian music from Milad Vaezi, and the fabulous Melanie Tait from ABC Statewide Evenings is officially launching the book.

Launches in London, Nottingham and San Franciscso will follow but to begin with, we would love to see you here.

If you’re coming along, please let Fullers know for catering purposes – rsvp@fullersbookshop.com.au

Rachel Edwards
Editor in Chief

 


> POCO PEOPLE LOOKING GOOD

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Transportation Press are excited to be employing Hobart based firm, Poco People to design the cover for our next collection of short stories, The Third Script, stories from Iran, Tasmania & the UK. Kelly Eijdenberg is one talented lady and the results are looking incredible. We can’t wait to share the results with you, plus the launch of our new Transportation Press logo. Thank you again to the generosity of our pledgers, and core team whose support has helped to make this possible. Stay tuned to our Facebook and twitter feeds for details on our upcoming launches.

http://www.pocopeople.com.au

 


 

> THE THIRD SCRIPT: PROJECT LAUNCH

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Transportation Press will be launching its latest project – The Third Script – an Iranian-Tasmanian collaboration as Transportation Press illuminates Tasmanian literature. Writers Robbie Arnott and Zane Pinner will be reading from their work on the evening.

The most delicious Pagan Cider will be back on board for this event.

More information here.

PLUS…for a great literary evening, head to to Fullers Bookshop at 7.30pm forThe Story Behind the Story with Cate Kennedy and Kathryn Lomer!


> SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR OUR NEXT COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES

Transportation Press publish a collection of short stories every year. Our second collaborative publication will be The Third Script. Click the flyer below for submission details.

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> WELCOME IRAN

Issue one is now in readers’ hands and in shops around Australia and London, Shirinif you can’t make it into a shop you can order it on our website (we post everywhere in the world).

While Transportation, islands and cities burbles away, we are delighted to announce that we will be working with writers from the UK and Tasmania as well as writers from Iran – and to announce that Shirindokht Nourmanesh has come on board as editor of the Iranian content for the next issue. Shirin is a scholar of poetry and prose, a creative writer, and artist and a translator, proficient in English and Persian. She has published two compilations of short stories in Persian and is currently working on a novel. She is a lecturer at San Jose University and Northwestern Polytechnic in California. She was the last director of the Associate of Iranian American writers and is one of three jurists for the No to Censorship Contest by Siamak Pourzand Foundation and she is pursuing a PhD in transpersonal psychology.
We look forward to working with Shirin to publish new short stories from Iranian writers.


> UK LAUNCHES ISLANDS AND CITIES: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM LONDON AND TASMANIA

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 £9.00 
 

UK 
 Launch: 
 Rough 
 Trade, 
 Nottingham 
 February
 8th 
 

London 
Launch: 
 London, 
Brick 
 Lane, 
February
 12th 
  
  
 

Featuring 
 readings 
 from 
 the 
 book 
 by 
 Islands and Cities writers 
 

The UK launch of Transportation’s premiere publication, 
transportation_packshot.jpgIslands 
 and 
Cities: A Collection of Short Stories from London and Tasmania will be happening at 
Rough 
Trade
 in 
Nottingham, 
and Brick 
Lane 
Bookshop
 in 
East 
London. 
This follows hot on the heels of an incredibly successful launch in Hobart, Tasmania at Fuller’s Bookshop, where ‘the yellow book’ is ranking as its number 1 best seller, ahead of Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan.

The 
book 
 features 
 some 
 of 
 the 
 best 
 new 
 writing 
 from 
 London 
 and 
 Tasmania, 
 short 
 stories, 
 many 
 voices, 
 covering 
 wide 
 range 
 of 
 styles. 
 They 
  are 
 challenging, 
 beautiful, 
 funny 
 and 
 slightly 
 rude 
 stories, 
 alongside 
 the 
 laconic 
 and 
 the 
 sad.

Short 
 Story 
 devotee 
 and 
 editor 
 of 
 Open 
 Pen 
 Magazine, 
 Sean 
 Preston, 
 is 
 launching 
 the 
 book 
 and 
he 
 will 
 be 
 accompanied 
 by 
 UK 
 writers 
 Will 
Ashon 
 (author 
 of 
 Clear 
 Water, 
 The 
 Heritage 
 -­ 
 Faber), 
 N 
 Quentin 
 Woolf 
 (author 
 of 
 The 
 Death 
 of 
 the 
 Poet –
 Serpent’s 
 Tail), 
 Ian 
 Green 
 (BBC 
 Radio 
 4’s 
 ‘Opening 
 Lines’), 
 Kate 
 Ellis, 
 Martin 
 Cornwell, 
 Darren 
 Lee, 
 as 
 well 
 as 
 Tadhg 
 Muller, 
 the 
 London-­based 
 writer 
 and 
 founding 
 father 
 of 
 Transportation. 
 Green, 
 Ellis, 
 Cornwell, 
 and 
 Lee 
 were 
 all 
 selected 
 from 
 a 
 submissions 
 process 
 that 
 saw 
 hundreds 
 of 
 writers 
 apply 
 to 
 be 
 a 
 part 
 of 
 the 
 collection.

The 
 book, 
 which 
 began 
 through 
 discussions 
 amongst 
 writers, 
 readers 
 and 
 literary 
 folk 
 in 
 London 
and 
 Tasmania 
 just 
 a 
 year 
 ago, 
 raised 
 over 
 $12,
000 
 through 
 crowdfunding 
 to 
 bring 
 the 
 book 
 to 
 print 
 and 
 to 
 pay 
 the 
 writers. 
 Transportation 
 has 
 also 
 published 
 new 
 work, 
 regularly 
 on 
 the 
 website, 
Transportationbook.com

This 
 book 
 is 
 already 
 generating 
 a 
 good 
 deal 
 of 
 attention, 
 interest 
 and 
 readership 
 in 
 Tasmania, 
 mainland 
 Australia, 
 and 
 now 
 London.

Launch 
 parties 
 at 
 Rough 
 Trade 
 in 
 conjunction 
 with 
 the 
 Nottingham 
 Writers’ 
 Studio 
 and 
 Brick 
 Lane 
 Books 
 in 
 London 
 are 
 coming 
 up 
 in 
 the 
 next 
 week. 
 For 
 more 
 details 
 about 
 attending 
 please 
 contact 
 transportationalmanac@gmail.com

Nottingham 
 is 
 recognised 
 by 
 UNESCO 
 as 
 an 
 international 
 city 
 of 
 literature 
 and 
 the 
 Writers’ 
 Studio 
 is 
 a 
 fantastic 
 partner 
 for 
 Transportation 
 to 
 have 
 on 
 board, 
 as 
 is 
 the 
 legendary 
 Rough 
 Trade. 
 On 
 that 
 note, 
 what 
 is 
 happening 
 with 
 the 
 Tasmanian 
 Literature 
 Prizes?

Peter 
 Conrad, 
 respected 
 expat 
 Tasmanian 
 (Glenorchy 
 boy), 
 writer 
 and 
 Professor 
 of 
 English 
at 
 Oxford 
 has 
 written 
 an 
 erudite 
 introduction 
 and 
 illustrator 
 Tony 
 Thorne 
 offered 
 ink 
 drawings 
 he 
 had 
 done 
 of 
 people 
 on 
 the 
 London 
 tube. 
 These 
 drawings 
 provide 
 strange 
 book 
 ends 
 for 
 the 
 various 
 stories.

If 
 you 
 would 
 like 
 a 
 review 
 copy, 
 please 
contact us and 
 specify 
 if 
 you 
 would 
 prefer 
 electronic 
 or 
 print.

transportationalmanac@gmail.com

For 
 further 
 information, 
 or 
 to 
 organise 
 an 
 interview 
 with 
  London-­based 
  writers/editor 
 contact 
 Transportation’s 
 creative 
 strategist 
 (and 
 writer), 
 Tadhg 
 Muller, 
 or 
 Tasmanian 
 writers 
 or 
 Editor 
 in 
 chief, 
 Rachel 
 Edwards


 

> ISLANDS AND CITIES LAUNCH: TASMANIA – 15th JANUARY, 2015

Transportation Press is pleased to announce its premiere publication, Islands and Cities: A Collection of Short Stories from Tasmania and London will be launched at Fuller’s Bookshop, 131 Collins St, Hobart at 5.30pm, Thursday 15 January 2015.

We thank our kind friends at Pagan Cider who will share their excellent ciders with us.

The evening will also feature a performance by The Dead Maggies and readings from authors.

A year after the notion of an international literary exchange was mooted, and high calibre short stories from two disparate yet similar places, an active online presence and a book were discussed, Islands and Cities, is launching at Fullers Bookshop, 5.30 this Thursday night.

The book features some of the best new writing from London and Tasmania, short stories, many voices, covering wide range of styles. There are challenging, beautiful, funny and slightly rude stories alongside the laconic and the sad.

Well known Tasmanian raconteur, and editor of Tasmanian Times, Lindsay Tuffin is launching the book and he will be accompanied by convict punk band, The Dead Maggies and readings from three of the featured writers, Oliver Mestitz, Emma L Waters, and Erin Hortle

The book, which began through discussions amongst writers, readers and literary folk in London and Tasmania, raised over $12 000 through crowdfunding to bring the book to print and to pay the writers. Transportation has also published new work, regularly on the website, transportationbook.com

This book is already generating a good deal of attention, interest and readership in Tasmania, London and even the mainland.

Launch parties at Rough Trade in conjunction with the Nottingham Writers’ Studio and Brick Lane Books in London are to follow, as well as Launceston in February at new bookshop Volume 2(the old Fullers).

Nottingham is recognised by UNESCO as an international city of literature and the Writers’ Studio is a fantastic partner for Transportation to have on board, as is the legendary Rough Trade. On that note, what is happening with the Tasmanian Literature Prizes?

Peter Conrad, respected expat Tasmanian (Glenorchy boy), writer and Professor of English at Oxford has written an erudite introduction and illustrator Tony Thorne offered ink drawings he had done of people on the London tube. These drawings provide strange book ends for the various stories.