‘The Mechanics’ Institute Review is Birkbeck’s (University of London) annual anthology of short fiction by emerging and established writers from across the UK.
With 14 issues published to date, The Mechanics’ aims to champion the short story as an art form, promoting diversity and opportunity for all while publishing new work of the highest possible standard. ‘
Below is a picture of Beard reading from his story ‘At Gloucester Docks’ at the Birmingham launch of the anthology. (pic: Yasmin Ali).
The launch was wonderful and it was great to hear Alan read Gloucester Docks.