Monday, September 22, 2008

A Salt reading and a short story afternoon

A couple of announcements today:

If you're in London on Wednesday evening, there's another fabulous Ride the Word event featuring Salt writers: poets Simon Barraclough (Los Alamos Mon Amour), Vincent de Souza (Weightless Road) and Isobel Dixon (A Fold in the Map), and short story writers Jay Merill (Astral Bodies) and Charles Lambert who will be launching his hot-off-the press collection, The Scent of Cinnamon. Wednesday 24th Sept, Borders, 203-207 Oxford Street, 7.30-9.00 pm. I'm in London that day, and I'll be there...

And on Saturday there's a Manchester event to celebrate the short story, organized by Central Library in association with the National Short Story Campaign and Comma Press. There'll be a panel discussion followed by workshops with Ra Page of Comma Press, Polly Thomas who commissions short stories for BBC Radio, and writers Frank Cottrell Boyce who will talk about the difference between short stories and screenplays, David Constantine who will talk about composition in short stories and yours truly - I'll be on one of my favourite hobby horses and looking at the excitingly multifarious - and liberating - forms that the short story can take. Further details and booking information here. Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, Sat 27th Sept, 1.00 -

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