Garrie Fletcher appearing at events at the Birmingham Literature Festival

Garrie is collaborating with artist Anya Jung on creating ‘a modern take on an urban gothic tale, set amongst the twisted architecture of Birmingham’ in the form of a comic book completed over the ten days of the festival. On October 8th at 6:30 in the Library of Birmingham visitors can see how they’re getting along, and join in a Q & A session. More details here.

Garrie is also featured in a poetry workshop as part of the Festival’s Extra events. Details here. Take note too, of the Lost Districts tribute to Joel Lane also part of the Extra events.

Mick Scully appearing at Best British Short Stories 2014 event

Mick Scully, whose story ‘The Sea in Birmingham’ appears in the Best British Short Stories 2014 will be appearing at the Library of Birmingham on October 30th, alongside another Brummie  and fellow contributor Louise Palfreyman, MJ Harrison and editor Nicholas Royle. The event is dedicated to Joel lane, who died last year. He was  a prolific story writer and contributed to Best British Short Stories 2012. More information here.

Picture below from the Library of Birmingham.

Best British Short Stories 2014

Stories recently published (or coming soon)

Charles Wilkinson and Joel Lane both have stories in ‘Rustblind and Silverbright: A Slipstream Anthology of Railway Stories‘ from Eibonvale Press.Image

Charles also has stories out (or coming out) in Crack the Spine (USA) – the story appeared on-line and was the chosen for the print anthology; Prole (UK) print and online, Prime Number (USA  -online); Able Muse (USA – print and perhaps online too); Petrichor Machine (USA-print).

Alan Beard has a story coming out in September in Oblong Magazine, a new British online and print journal based in Brixton.