Monday, 7 March 2016

The Northern Short Story Festival

So, as you may gather, I've been pretty busy lately. A bit too busy to update this blog.

One of the things I've been doing, is programming the first ever Northern Short Story Festival. We have so many great writers here in the North, so much talent, that it seemed wrong not to have a festival to celebrate it. Some of the writers appearing include Alison Taft, Avril Joy, Anna Chilvers, Barney Walsh, David Martin, Clare Sita Fisher, Benjamin Judge, and Carys Bray. It's a great programme (even if I do say so myself) and best of all, if you can't decide what to go to, you can buy a day ticket for £20!

View full programme for the Northern Short Story Festival here.

The other thing I've been doing is organizing and running the Remember Oluwale Writing Prize, in collaboration with the Remember Oluwale Memorial Association and The Big Bookend Festival.

Entries closed on Sunday, so we are reading at the moment. I'm glad to say that we have had some absolutely amazing entries to far, and the resulting anthology (to be published by Valley Press in June 2016) will be a great testament to David's memory, and to the work of the Foundation.

Currently reading 

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Becky Chambers

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