Fictions of Every Kind is a regular non-profit literary social, which aims to support & encourage anybody engaged in the lonely act of writing. Our April 14th event is themed ‘Relativity’ and we are very pleased to be bringing two world-class short story writers to Leeds for this event, thanks to a small grant from the Leeds Inspired Grants scheme. And all at the bargain price of £3!
Our invited speakers are:
ZOE LAMBERT Zoe is a short story writer and almost novelist. Her collection, the War Tour, was published in 2012, and her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. Her latest is Beta-Life, by Comma Press. She is currently working on her novel, That Quiet Longing, and she lectures at the University of Lancaster. www.zoelambert.com
AVRIL JOY was born in Somerset, the setting for her first novel, The Sweet Track. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies, including Victoria Hislop’s, The Story: Love, Loss and the Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories. She has been shortlisted for a number of prizes including The Bridport, The Manchester Prize for Fiction, and in 2012 she won the inaugural Costa Short Story Award. Her collection of stories, Millie and Bird, Tales of Paradise, is published in 2015 by Iron Press. She blogs regularly about writing and life at www.avriljoy.com, and lives with her partner in County Durham.
+ Writers’ open mic at which fiction, poetry, true stories, flash fiction, and excerpts from larger works, are all welcome. Please keep your contributions at 5 minutes or under, and sign up when you arrive.
+ Music from THESE MEN (indie barbershop quartet)
Our April event is being organised and hosted by Claire, Jenna, and Sarah.
This event is supported by the Leeds City Council Leeds Inspired Grants Scheme.
* Please note: Wharf Chambers is a members’ club, and you must be a member in order to attend an event here. Joining costs £1 and takes a minimum of 48 hours to take effect. To join, go to www.wharfchambers.org