I am hugely excited (and also a little terrified!) to announce an event I've been invited to take part in on 18 October: I will be appearing on a panel with one of my Favourite Writers Ever, talking about the art of short story writing and the place for short stories in the digital world. Oh, and the panel will be followed by readings from more of my Favourite Writers Ever. I'm willing to bet that they are possibly your Favourite Writers Ever too (if not, why not?!) so please do come along. Here are all the important details (from Booktrust):
Celebrating our writer in residence Clare Wigfall and our love for the short story
Making Short Work: Why Short Stories Matter
Join Booktrust for a panel event with Clare Wigfall, her editor Lee Brackstone (Faber), digital short story editor Clare Hey (Shortfire Press) and Di Speirs (Head of Readings, BBC Radio 4) about the health of the short story in the digital age.
They will be discussing the short story in 2011, where it can go from here, what digital opportunities there are and what editors are looking for. There will be debate around short story sales, the importance of the form and best practice when it comes to writing.
This panel will be followed by readings from Clare Wigfall, Ali Smith (There But for The) and Adam Marek (Instruction Manual for Swallowing).
The event will take place on 18 October 2011 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Free Word Centre in Farringdon. (Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA)
The event is FREE but there are limited spaces available. Go to the Booktrust site for info on how to reserve your place.
Please come and say hello afterwards. I will be hanging around looking starstruck. In the meantime, do read Clare Wigfall's brilliant blog here, a wonderful interview with Ali Smith here, and check out Adam Marek's website here.
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