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Chris Cleave to launch Acorn Press’ 5-aside story
New self-publishing company, Acorn Independent Press, hosts the world’s ?rst 5-Aside Story as part of London-based storytelling festival, YARN.

From midnight on the 18th February - 23rd February writers can visit Acorn Independent Press’ blog and contribute just 5 sentences to the story started by New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, Chris Cleave.

Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand and Incendiary says:

‘I hope everyone will have as much fun as I did writing ?ve lines for this project.
There are a lot of sharp writers out there now with their skills of pithy expression
honed by Twitter, who can pack worlds into ?ve lines. This ?ve-a-side match is a
timely and likeable game by YARN and Acorn Independent Press to celebrate the act
of storytelling and see what new places it can go to. And speaking as the kid who was
always picked last for ?ve-a-side, it’s a pleasure to ?nally get to play.’

Leila Dewji, Editorial Director says:

‘We wanted to do something fun to get everyone storytelling. By hosting it online,
even people who can’t attend YARN festival can be part of it. It will have an energy
of its own and we are really excited to see how this story develops. We love the lively,
inclusive feel of YARN and are proud to be making our debut on the festival scene as
their partner.’

Extracts of the story will be performed and recorded every day of the festival and the
footage will be up on both the Acorn Independent Press and YARN Festival sites.

Acorn will also be hosting another event as part YARN:

Libations, Laughs and Literature
Sunday 20th Feb 3pm-4.30pm The Book Club, Shoreditch £3 + a free drink

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon libation whilst exercising your literary muscles with an afternoon pub quiz
with a twist. Rounds include: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway, Jack-a-Story, Countdown and No-Holds-Barred
Charades. This hybrid of a pub-quiz-game-show-word-play-comedy event will be hosted by Acorn’s
own Leila & Ali Dewji.

Tickets are available here

Notes to editors: Acorn Independent Press launched in January 2011 and offers premium self-publishing services for authors who want to launch in a big way; with fantastic editorial, design and production services as well as sales and marketing to get books reviewed, stocked and sold. Leila Dewji is available for interview.

For further information, high res graphics etc. email Leila@acornselfpublishing.com or call Leila Dewji on 0208 249 7474
or 07875 050042
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