Hayling Island: Stories At Sea Level
26th October 2017 @ 08:00pm
'Hayling Island: Stories At Sea Level' is a short stories, digital mapping & sound design project led by queer Manchester-based writer Michelle Green.
A true island completely surrounded by sea, Hayling is off the south coast of England in Hampshire, near Portsmouth. It is home to a very economically mixed population, including a working class community rich in overlooked histories, from the arcades and smugglers’ tunnels to the nearby military base. It is a place of resilience and contrasts, and as the water rises, there are no climate change deniers to be found.
Working in collaboration with composer and sound designer Caro C, digital artist Maya Chowdhry and literary geographer Dr David Cooper, Michelle will draw on memory, experience, and geography to create a map of fictional stories set on Hayling island.
The short story collection will explore themes including climate change, human migration, economic shift, disability, and LGBT+ issues.
There will be a work-in-progress event at:
International Anthony Burgess Centre, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY