National Short Story Day … in Manchester

National Short Story Day

Title: National Short Story Day … in Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Join us to celebrate National Short Story Day, an evening of readings, specially commissioned stories and entertainments up and down the country in honour of the prose’s shortest, more perfect form.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-12-21
End Time: 20:00

Transcending boundaries and subverting expectations this evening will be three rising talents: award-winning new author SARAH SCHOFIELD, poet, political activist and accomplished performer MICHELLE GREEN and flash fiction master DAVE GAFFNEY, who tonight will be bringing us short fiction through the power of powerpoint.

About the Readers:

SARAH SCHOFIELD won the Writers Inc short story competition with her story ‘Dropped Notes’ which was featured in an anthology adopting the same name. She has been a winner twice in Vanda Inman’s Write Space competition and published online. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and won the Calderdale short story competition. Sarah recently came runner up in The Guardian Travel Writing Competition where her hotel review was featured in the weekend travel section.

MICHELLE GREEN has taken her spoken word work around the UK, performing solo as well as in collaboration with musicians and visual artists. Her poems and short stories appear in various anthologies and magazines, and in 2006 she published a solo book of poetry, Knee High Affairs, with Crocus Books. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories, to be published by Comma Press.

DAVID GAFFNEY is the author of Sawn Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), Never Never (2008), Buildings Crying Out, a story using lost cat posters (Lancaster litfest 2009), 23 Stops To Hull a set of stories about every junction on the M62 (Humber Mouth festival 2009) Sawn off opera a set of operas with composer Ailis Ni Riain (Radio Three, RNCM, Liverpool philharmonic and tete a tete festival London 2010 ) Destroy PowerPoint, stories in PowerPoint format for Edinburgh festival in August 2009, the Poole Confessions stories told in a mobile confessional box (Poole Literature festival 2010) and he has written articles for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Prospect magazine. His new collection of short stories, The Half Life of Songs, is out now.

National Short Story Day is a nation-wide event with readings and appreciations of the form taking place up and down the UK.
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