Talking Tales #15 – 12th August – Bristol

The glorious 12th – never more so! I don’t mean the start of the football season and I don’t mean shooting of any other kind. I mean Talking Tales #15 is now open for submissions and is going to shake its tail feathers at you Saturday 12th August 2017.

Fresh from their one-date stadium tour at the Bath Fringe Festival, Stokes Croft Writers bring Talking Tales back home for the holidays. As the masses curse the width of Cornish country lanes, as the drips from a melting 99 ruin many a t-shirt and as the school run equinox occurs (equal distance from the last to the next), you…yes you…can fly safely to our roost.

Writers with a story that is all your own work, that you can read (in less than 10 minutes) and that will make our audience warble in appreciation – submit now!!!

Submissions for Talking Tales#15 close on Friday 4th August.                            

E-mail your story to: stokescroftwriters@gmail.com

Event details – are stupendously straight-forward:

…venue:     Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW

…time:       6.30pm on Saturday 12th August 2017.

…join-in:    the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a badge.

We particularly welcome submissions from grouse and other avian friends.

And we often smile in adverbs (supportively, happily, proudly) at new writer-performers.

Talking Tales #13 – 22nd April – Bristol

Unlucky for none Talking Tales #13 is still open for submissions until Friday 14th April and is due for take-off on Saturday the 22nd.

We can guarantee:

  • Complimentary smiles from all at Stokes Croft Writers
  • In-flight entertainment with stories to make you laugh, ponder, squirm and shiver
  • Unbroken sunshine…or if not that, a very warm welcome
  • A safe landing and happy times until you fly with us again

Our promise: if you book your seat at Talking Tales, you will fly with us. We have never felt the need to call security and have anyone dragged down our aisles.

Submissions for Talking Tales#13 close on 14th April.                            

E-mail your story (to be read in less than 10 minutes) to: stokescroftwriters@gmail.com

Event details – are stupendously straight-forward:

…venue:     Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW

…time:       cabin crew prepare for take-off at 6.30pm on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

…join-in:    the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a badge.

We’d love to see you there – it’s our second birthday.

Talking Tales #12 – 18th February – Bristol

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Love is…they say…the sweetest thing.

So just after Valentine’s Day, whilst you’re still flushed from being on the sharp end of Cupid’s arrow,  Talking Tales #12 is going to spice things up a little!

TT12 isn’t just themed. TT12 is BAD EROTICA themed.

That’s right, we’ll be unfurling the petals of some naughty, saucy and silly stories. We shall be breathless with excitement and throbbing with anticipation as 5o shades of Stokes Croft becomes a reality.

I am told that dress-up is encouraged: ‘fishnets, glitter, sequins, feather boas, drag …anything you fancy. The more outrageous and colourful, the better’, I think this means on the night, although if you want to dress up whilst writing a submission, I’m sure that would be fine too.

We shall conclude..as ever…with the audience inspired orgy of wit that is Finish The Lines and the award of badges.

Submissions for Talking Tales#12 close on 10th February.                             

E-mail your story (to be read in less than 10 minutes) to: stokescroftwriters@gmail.com

Event details – are stupendously straight-forward:

…venue:     Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW

…time:       6.30pm on Saturday 18th February 2016

…join-in:    the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a badge.

Stokes Croft Writers would love to see you there.

Talking Tales #11 – 10th December – Bristol

The end of 2016 needs laughter and genius in equal measure – it’s been quite a year. Luckily, Talking Tales #11 is going to defy the dodgy exit polls and deliver on its promises.

What we promise is all of this:

  • Stories of humour, comedy, the surreal and absurd, but most of all…THE FUNNY!
  • The launch of the To Hull and Back Short Story Anthology 2016 brought to you by the amazing Mr Christopher Fielden
  • Fabulous readings by some fabulous authors
  • The best cover in history
  • Gratuitous use of the word ‘awesome’ – don’t say I didn’t warn you
  • And you? A few places remain for submissions on a humorous theme.

Submissions for Talking Tales#11 close on 2nd December.                            

E-mail your story (to be read in less than 10 minutes) to: stokescroftwriters@gmail.com

Event details – are stupendously straight-forward:

…venue:     Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW

…time:       doors at 6.30pm on Saturday 10th December 2016

…join-in:    the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a badge.

Stokes Croft Writers would love to see you there.

Talking Tales #10 – 22nd October – Bristol

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The August Talking Tales was fantastic, but Talking Tales #10 is going to be even better! Trust me…I’m a writer.

We can promise all of this:

  • Entertaining, downright funny and edgy stories to make you laugh, shudder or to stir your emotions
  • Being part of this year’s amazing  (BFOL)
  • Great music, from the brilliant and most appropriately named band in the world – The Bookshop Band

Writers – submissions for Talking Tales#10 close at on 14th October. E-mail your story (to be read in less than 10 minutes) to: stokescroftwriters@gmail.com

Event details – are stupendously straight-forward: 

…venue:     Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW

…time:       7.00pm on Saturday 22nd October 2016

…join-in:    the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a badge.

Stokes Croft Writers would love to see you there.

Talking Tales #9 – Submissions deadline 5th Aug

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Talking Tales is coming home on Saturday 13th August 2016

…with a 5-Star review from its recent visit to the Bath Fringe Festival.

Expect entertaining and edgy stories to make you laugh, shudder or to stir your emotions. Talking Tales wants to share its ‘amazing familial atmosphere’ with you and the Pokémons you’re chasing. Some might think it is ‘an excellent way to spend the evening’ and an ‘entertaining and inspiring night’ – we couldn’t possibly comment.

 

Writers – submissions for Talking Tales #9 close at midnight on Friday 5th August. E-mail your story (to be read in less than 10 minutes) to: stokescroftwriters@gmail.com

Event details – are stupendously straight-forward:

…venue:     Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW

…time:       6.30pm on Saturday 13th August 2016

…join-in:    the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a badge.

Stokes Croft Writers would love to see you there.

Talking Tales @ Bath Fringe Festival: 5th June

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Talking Tales, Bristol’s finest story telling night, is going on tour – to the Bath Fringe Festival.

Stokes Croft Writers bring a selection of tales from Bristol’s best writing talents to Burdall’s Yard. Expect entertaining and edgy stories from the creative heart of Bristol and beyond.

More a cultural exchange than an inter-city invasion, but we might bring our superheroes and zombies. We might bring our Beryl and we will certainly bring our badges. Who knows…we might even bring Banksy*.

Probably for one night only, although the temptation to set up an independent state may yet get the better of us.

Bonnets not required.

Tickets are £5 or 2 for £8 – available here: Tickets Starts at 8pm.

* re Banksy – who’s going to know?

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