Story Fridays – Call for Submissions

The next Story Friday has the theme of ‘Stolen’: stolen hearts, stolen kisses, stolen jewels, stolen lives… who is the thief in your story?  Will you go all Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or are your robber’s deeds more domestic?  We can’t wait to read your stolen stories!  2,000 words maximum, no minimum, deadline Monday April 30th.  Story Friday Stolen is on Friday 11th May – please ensure you are available to come to the event before submitting.  We have fine actors who are happy to read your story for you if you’d like them to – please let us know when you submit.  For more information about Story Fridays, to listen to stories that we’ve recorded, for full submission details and to submit your story click here.

Banksy at the Bath Fringe? 5th June

More BanksyLess than a week to go before Talking Tales, Bristol’s finest story telling night, hits the Bath Fringe Festival at Burdall’s Yard.

Stokes Croft Writers are hosting a brilliant cast of writers from Bristol and beyond plus quokkas*, zombies** and Banksy***. Live Lit? Oh yes.  You may want to escape to the streets of Paris for a bit of peace and quiet…

* nope – never heard of them either

** heard of them – and so will you on the night

*** in name only…or in person?

You can pay at the door, entry is £5 each or 2 for £8, but if you want to be sure…and want to avoid another long wait for the green man at the London Road crossing…advance tickets are available here: Tickets

Starts at 8pm.

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Story Friday: Blue

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Beat those January Blues with stories to entertain and to delight!

BLUE is for Aegean seas under azure skies and shivery swims in the waves off Cornwall, for the mellow notes of a sax player in New Orleans, for the indigo dye of a faded pair of Levis, for the chips of ice in the eyes of a lover. How will our writers be inspired?  Come along and find out!

Admission £4.00 on the door.  Bar open from 7.30, stories start at 8pm.


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Story Friday: Brief Encounter: 22nd November

FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER, Doors open 7pm, stories start at 7.30

Venue: Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace, Bath BA1 5NH

Six freshly minted stories on the theme Brief Encounter AND a movie!  All for £4.00.  Tickets on the door.

Come and listen to some stories to surprise and delight, read by writer-performers in a warm friendly cabaret atmosphere.  This Story Friday is a bit different from our usual events, just to keep you on your toes!  The vaults of our lovely venue Burdall’s Yard reminded us of railway arches, and from there it was but a hop, skip and a jump to the thwarted lovers in the 1946 black and white classic Brief Encounter.  We asked our writers to come up with stories inspired by the movie – and they’ve done just that!  Expect love, loss and passion as our writers explore their own brief encounters…  And then!  As if that’s not enough!  There’ll be a screening of the film, and we can all watch Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson being perfectly, perfectly in love in what those cynics at Time Out voted ‘The Most Romantic Film of All Time’.

Writer-performers are Elaine Miles, Stephanie Weston, Clare Reddaway and Doc Watson with actors Olly Langdon and Caroline Garland reading stories by Catherine Strong and Geoffrey Heptonstall.

We’ll be dressing up a la 1940s Brief Encounter – if you’d like to dress up to please do – optional of course!

What our audience thinks:

‘Enthralling’ ‘Great stories, great venue’ ‘Quaint and quirky’ ‘Fascinating’ ‘Great way to spend Friday evenings’ ‘I’ll certainly come again!’