– NEWS – We launched our collection of the best of the fanzines, ‘City without a head’ at Rochester Literature Festival, on 8 October 2013. You can buy a copy from www.wordsmithery.info
Trying to define the nature of life in cities in a collection of creative writing
The ‘Encyclopaedia Citaecephale’, aka The City Project, aka ‘The City without a Head’, was an occassional journal trying to define the essence and nature of the city, in a collection of creative writing – featuring poetry and prose. The publications were printed up during 2011-13 guerilla-style on a colour photocopier, then left around Medway and London, for lucky readers to find (though some have travelled much further afield!). The publication featured contributions from many Medway guest writers. There were 8 limited edition issues in the project.
We are excited that we have now refined and re-collected writings from this project into a book which has been published and we have launched the book and are starting to get some reviews:
“The Foreword, generally a patronising piece of drivel, stuck on the first few pages no-one ever reads of any book, sets itself a world apart from any of the others I’ve skipped passed or forced myself to read before; tentatively explaining exactly where the anthology’s origins lie, setting you up for intimate journeys through claustrophobia, post-apocalyptic rage-against-the-machine and unfortunately eventful driving lessons – “Good stuff” – to name but a few…
Reading “City Without a Head” was a surprising experience, to say the least. Apart from a few, minor hiccups, this anthology is wonderfully enthralling and the passion that oozes from each page is unquestionable. It’s not an easy read – some of it will make your head spin in the shear density of its intimacy (I now feel like I know each author personally) but it is rewarding.” **** Femalearts.com