Tonight I’ve a slightly different type of review post for you. In the stories for homes anthology, published and unpublished writers come together to create this selection of stories about what ‘home’ means.
There are 55 writers included in this 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 alongside raising 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.
Stories for Homes volume 2
Release Date: 28th September 2017
In Support of: Shelter Charity
In Response to: Grenfell Tower
Link: Stories for homes
I haven’t read all of the anthology yet – there’s a lot of material involved, and I didn’t get quite as much reading time this weekend as I’d anticipated. What I have read I’ve enjoyed, and I’m particularly liking the fact I’ve recognised various author names too.
I love the first story by Jan Carson, the Tiger who came back to Apologise. (If you haven’t read The Tiger who came to Tea you should read that first, and also how have you not?) I was also intrigued to spot a story by Leigh Forbes who I’ve known on twitter for a while but not read anything from before. (It was good in case you’re wondering. ) And I’m saving up the story by Antonia Honeywell until I need a treat.
All in all, while short stories/anthologies aren’t usually my thing, I’m really pleased to have got involved in this blog tour, and as I got my copy of the book for free for review, I’m going to make a donation to Shelter of my own accord – seems only fair really.