Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Leeds Big Bookend at The Northern Short Story Festival 2 June 2018

Coming up at the Carriageworks Theatre:

An Invitation to Join Clare Fisher (All The Good Things) and C.G. Menon (Subjunctive Moods) at The Northern Short Story Festival on Saturday 2 June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds


Panel Event: Prizewinning Collections with Clare Fisher, C.G.Menon and Influx Press editor, Kit Caless. 

Saturday 2 June, 12.45-1.45pm
£5. Book your ticket

Join Influx Press editor Kit Caless, plus critically acclaimed authors Clare Fisher and C.G.Menon  as they discuss the art and craft of compiling a prizewinning short story collection. C.G. Menon's collection, Subjunctive Moods, will be published by Dahlia Publishing in June 2018. Hosted by James Nash.

Following her acclaimed novel, All The Good Things (Viking 2017), How The Light Gets In is Clare Fisher's second book and first short story collection in which she paints a complex, funny and moving portrait of contemporary British life.

Read more about it in Clare's blog, The Long History of My Very Short Story Collection  
here. It will be launched in Leeds on Thursday 21 June at the Hyde Park Book Club.

A Special Offer for Writers

15% off Editorial Reports and by-the-hour mentoring from Clare Fisher for Leeds Big Bookend subscribers. If you'd like some feedback on your novel, short story or memoir or would like a few hours of email, telephone or face-to-face mentoring focusing on key craft issues, email Clare at quoting the discount code BOOK18. For details of what she offers, visit her website here. 



The Northern Short Story Festival 2018 is nearly here! Join us over the weekend of 2-3 June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. There’s just so much going on. We hope to see you there. You can download a programme here.

Not only do we have amazing workshops from Richard Smyth, Lara Williams (sold out), Jacqueline Crooks, Irenosen Okojie, Naomi Booth (sold out) and Adam Robinson but we also have 2 expert panel events with Clare Fisher, C.G. Menon and Kit Caless (Influx Press), and Rachel Connor, STORGY and Comma Press. There’s also a free book launch of The Ice Migration by Jacqueline Crooks (Peepal Tree Press) and a performance event with contributors from Strix Magazine, shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2018.
Come to the #NoShoStoHub

If you aren’t able to attend any of the events, there will be the #NoShoStoHub on Saturday 2 June all day in the bar of the Carriageworks. Pop in  and buy books from Peepal Tree Press, STORGY, Valley Press, Armley Press and Waterstones. Write some fiction yourselves at the #FoundFiction writing desk. Meet author and illustrator Si Smith and have a go at printing. Hang out with writers and debut and established authors.

Please come and join us! 


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