Further news for Kit de Waal: after getting runner-up spot in the Costa award (see Feb 3rd entry below), she achieved the same second spot in the Bath Short Story award 2014. That was in June, in July she was longlisted for The SI Leeds Literary Award. What’s going to happen next month?
Updated again July 16th: No, we didn’t have to wait a month, just a matter of days to hear that Mandy has been longlisted for another prize: The 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize.
The West Midlands Readers’ Network recently commissioned six writers to create short stories in collaboration with readers’ groups. Writers met with groups of readers around the region who offered various narrative ingredients. The writers then went away and added some creative magic to conjure new stories.
Join Tindal Street Fiction Group members – Gaynor Arnold, Garrie Fletcher and Amanda Smyth as they come together with three more writers from the West Midlands – Ian MacLeod, AL Pietroni, Rochi Rampal to showcase their stories in the new Library of Birmingham. Full event details can be found here.
Date: Dec 2nd Time: 7 – 8.30pm Venue: Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham.
Cathy Galvin, journalist, writer and editor, set up Word Factory to bring the very best short story writers together for readings, masterclasses and to create new work. She’s also founder of The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.
Cathy kindly endorsed the TSFG anthology – The Sea in Birmingham – and on Monday 21st October the Word Factory has its inaugural Midlands event in Leicester. The evening features superlative short story writers Jacob Ross, Alison Moore, Jonathan Taylor and Rod Duncan.
The launch of the TSFG anthology – The Sea in Birmingham, was a great success. Here are a few pictures from the event, held in The Studio Theatre, New Library of Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. More … Continue reading →
The launch of the new Tindal Street Fiction Group anthology – The Sea in Birmingham – draws near. The event is being held at the new Library of Birmingham and hosted by Birmingham Literature Festival and supported by Writing West Midlands. 160 people have already booked for the event but there are some spaces left and the Tindal Street Fiction Group writers would love to see you there.
There will be an opening speech from eminent playwright David Edgar, followed by an introduction from the editors, Gaynor Arnold and Julia Bell, as well as readings from some of the authors and a Q&A.
Gaynor Arnold will be taking part in the Short Stories Aloud event at Old Fire Station, Oxford at 7.30pm 25th June. An actor will read her story In the Street of the Rose Gatherers from her collection Lying Together and there will be a Q and A afterwards. http://www.oldfirestation.org.uk/event/short-stories-aloud-6/