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IT SNOWS THEY SAY ON THE SEA
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By Kat Brown

 

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London short story festival

21-22 June 2014

 

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The only place for short story readers and writers to be this June is the London Short Story Festival, organised by Spread the Word.

It's a multifarious celebration of the short story in all its brief brilliance, and the names associated with it are second to none.

Several events have already sold out (you've got to be quick in the short story world), but there are still some great sessions with tickets available. Highlights are:

A session on how to write stories for radio with the  brilliant Clare Wigfall and Di Spiers of Radio 4, with readings from Stella Duffy, KJ Orr and Lisa Blower (Waterstones Piccadilly, 22 June, book here).

A celebration of the surreal with Adam Marek, Robert Sherman and Dan Powell, chaired by the brilliant Tanka Hershman (Waterstones Piccadilly, 21 June, book here).

In Praise of the Short Story, with MJ Hyland, Helen Simpson and AL Kennedy - is now the best time for the short story? (We certainly think so!) (Waterstones Piccadilly, 22 June, book here).

And what happens when you’re chosen as a rising star of the short story world? KJ Orr, Colin Barrett and Anna Metcalf discuss. (Waterstones Picaddilly, 21 June, book here)

Something for everyone. Lots more information here. If you go do tell us what your highlight was.

 

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