Calling All Flashers – February Flashers’ Club

Flashers Assemble! The second meeting of Cheltenham’s Flashers’ Club is on Thursday 9th February at Smokey Joe’s Coffee Bar, and we’ve got good things in store.

There’s an open mic session for ten writers to read stories of 100-1000 words: no genre restriction, no submissions, no CV required. Just sign up on the night. Need encouragement?  Our freebies this month are provided by Prole Books, so each of our readers will receive a copy of the litmag Prole.

This time we’re also featuring a brilliant guest writer, award-winning author Tyler Keevil. Tyler will be capping off our open mic by reading some of his work, and we’re very excited about it.

Tickets are £3 on the door, £2.50 (inc. booking fee) in advance. Click here to book. As always, all proceeds go to the charity First Story.

For lots more information, contact details etc, see our website.

See you there!

 

Word Factory #36 & Masterclass – 19th September – London

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Join the Word Factory for readings, conversation, masterclasses and publication with the most inspiring short fiction writers.

The Word Factory #36 – the intimate short story salon – 6-8pm

Book your tickets here.

Our autumn salon season begins on Sept 19th at Waterstones Piccadilly with Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner Carys Davies, the inspirational Toby Litt and two powerful new voices, Tyler Keevil and Diriye Osman. Join us for their readings, and the Q&A afterwards chaired by Word Factory founder Cathy Galvin.

Short Story Club – 4.15-5.15pm
Ernest Hemingway:’Hills Like White Elephants’

Join us in September when we will be reading the classic Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants – one of the most iconic short stories in the English language. It’s a tale that seems simple and straightforward, but is laden with symbolism and meaning. What will you discover in Hemingway’s words?

Come and discuss this wonderful story with us at the Word Factory Short Story Club in September.

Email Sophie Haydock for more details and a copy of the story: sophie@thewordfactory.tv

Masterclasses

Our masterclass with Toby Litt sold out quickly, but you’re now able to book October and November’s masterclasses via our website. Join us for place & atmosphere with Alex Preston and how to beat digital depression with Kristen Harrison.

www.thewordfactory.tv/events

Also in September…
Word Factory at Small Wonder
Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 Sept 2015

Word Factory is delighted to partner with the Small Wonder Festival within the autumnal warmth of Charleston in Sussex. Reading at this event will be Kirsty Gunn, Stuart Evers and Janice Galloway, followed by a Q&A with Cathy Galvin.

Book your tickets here.