About The Parabola Project
The Parabola Project is the brainchild of Telltales, a reading night launched in October 2008 with the goal of showcasing, motivating and inspiring creative writers from Cornwall and beyond.
Over the last three years, we’ve heard a wealth of talented writers share their work with enthralled audiences. Whether at our regular reading nights, during our Port Eliot Festival sets or at other evenings of wordcraft wizardry across the country, we’ve seen writers light up a room and we knew those same writers could bring pages to life too.
Whether it’s the raw power of first timers, or the crafted narrative of accomplished authors, Telltales represents talent from across the writing spectrum, programming and publishing everyone on an equal footing.
Inspired by our regular events, we published our first issue of The Parabola Project in 2010, a creative writing anthology showcasing captivating words alongside stunning imagery to inspire readers and writers everywhere.
When it hit the shelves, we were overwhelmed by the response - it won awards for its visuals from the design sector, praise for its content from readers and interest from literary agents keen to contact writers featured in it. Originally, we’d thought just doing it again would be enough, but before long we realised that The Parabola Project could be so much more.
We wanted to use the buzz to help drive the creative scene forward, producing an even bigger, better second issue. We wanted Parabola to reach further afield, profiling more writers, offering more to readers and connecting with new audiences and communities who could be inspired by what the UK’s contemporary creative writing scene has to offer.
And after a successful Wefund campaign and a lot of hard toil here we are. The Parabola Project Issue II: Quickening – 19 writers, beautiful illustration and photography all packaged up with intelligent design.
All profits from Parabola go back into the pot to continue to showcase, motivate and inspire the creative writing scene with our next issue.
Parabola Project: Horizons. It’s in our sights.
Visit the Telltales website for more information about our events www.wordslikepictures.com/telltales