Wednesday 29 February 2012

Some News form Café at The Edge, Brixham

The Cafe@TheEdge is a great example of a Creative Café. It  hosts regular Open Mic evenings and would soon like to start a writing group. Anyone interested in helping them? Contact us if so.
Here are some of their recent events:
June 2011
Student art from Brixham College

July 2011
Open Mic

August 2011
Open Mic
Pirate Biscuit Challenge –what a fascinating idea – more details please.

September 2011
Open Mic
Book Club
Devon Open Studio

October 2011
Open Mic
 Music Club
Book Club

Dichroic glass workshop
Activities during Monster Mash

November 2011
Open Mic
Pre-Christmas Craft Fest
 Book Club

Monster Craft Session to prepare for Xmas Market

December 2011
Open Mic
Craft Tables constantly resupplied during Grotto Felting

January 2012
Open Mic
Regular Weekly Craft Sessions

February 2012
Regular Weekly Craft Sessions
Seeds of The Edge as Art Award Centre

March 2012
Open Mic
Regular Weekly Craft Sessions
Art Awards launches
I think we all have to admit that Café@TheEdge is one proactive Creative Café.  Do go and visit them if you live nearby or take a look at their web site.
Do you know a café that works like this or could be persuaded to do so? Do contact us if so.  

Monday 20 February 2012

2012 Flash Fiction CaféLit Calendar

We’re looking for pieces of Flash Fiction 250 works max, associated with a month of the year and a drink.  If the work is good we’ll publish it anyway in our on-line magazine. The best piece of flash fiction each month will go into the calendar. Profit from the calendar will be shared 50% between authors/ artists  / editors  and the Creative Café Project.
Please submit Flash Fiction to . Please put name of story, month and drink in the subject line.   
If you are an artist and would like to send a picture for a particular month, we’ll use that as prompt for the Flash Fiction for that month. If we like your picture, you’re guaranteed to be in the calendar. Pictures should be 72 dpi, 250 x 250 or 300 X 300, jpeg format. They may be illustrations or photos.  Send your pictures to
Even if your piece of Flash Fiction is not used for the calendar, it may still be eligible for The Best of CaféLit 2012.
Please send Flash Fiction by the following dates. Keep your eye on the Creative Café Web Site for picture prompts.
January by 29 February
February by 15 March
March by 31 March
April by 15 April
May by 30 April
June by 15 May
July by 31 May
August by 15 June
September by 30 June
October by 15 July
November by 31 July
December by 15 August

Friday 17 February 2012

The Best of Cafelit 2011 and Supporting the Project

The Best of CaféLit 2011
This is available now. We’re rather pleased about how smart it is and the stories are of course super. They’ve been vetted twice. The second time they were selected after being edited, so they’re of a good standard.      
Supporting the Creative Café project
Half of the profit from CaféLit goes to the Creative Café project. The other half goes to the authors and editors. Now, we’re not expecting to sell millions, but, of course, you never know. 
If you want to help the project anyway there are various things you could do:
·         Buy a copy of CaféLit -the Kindle version is out now, the hard copy will be available form Amazon shortly. Remember, if you’re an author you can buy hard copies at a discount - minimum order five.  Contact us to get a quote.
·         Make a donation via our Chip-in button.
·         Contribute a story to CaféLit
·         If you’re a writer, working as a Writer in Residence with a café on our list or one you know that we don’t know about – but please tell us about it!  
·         If you’re a café visitor, let us know here about other cafés that should be in the project.