12: FictionBy Stella Cardus
With the publication of 'Alt Future' in 2005, QueenSpark took a foray into fiction with a book featuring local people’s creative imaginings of a future Brighton & Hove.
'Alt-Future' includes a vision of text-messaging in 2045, a description of how 'Zero Tolerance' might operate on the city’s streets in the not-too-distant future, through to a sci-fi 'DownsLand Experience'…
Also published in 2005, its companion work 'Alt-History' features past 'histories' of Brighton & Hove, providing a glimpse into an alternative world, highlighting eccentric and heroic people from the Brighton area.
For both books the entries were judged and edited before publication.
Fiction was not a new venture for QueenSpark. We have long recognised the enjoyment and personal satisfaction that can be gained from creative writing.
'From Circle to Spiral' (1995) is the product of a QueenSpark writing group consisting of seven women who spent two hours per week exchanging ideas and writing together in a mutually supportive environment. It can be viewed as a testament to the positive benefits that can be gained through the medium of creative writing.
'On the Writing Trail' (1999), a diverse anthology of short stories, allowed people who might not otherwise have classified themselves as authors to see their creativity find an outlet through the publication of their work.
This page was amended on 01/02/2013