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Saturday 1st June: We Were Strangers – Stories Inspired by Unknown Pleasures

  Formed in 1976 in Salford, Joy Division are one of the most influential and best-loved bands Britain has produced. They developed a unique sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the late-1970s post-punk movement. The We Were Strangers anthology (Confingo publishing) delivers a thoughtful, absorbing and intense response almost 40 years on. “These collected stories are achingly modern” The Guardian. Featuring authors Richard V. Hirst, […]

Saturday 1st June, Fiction Blankety Blank! 5.30-8.30 [FREE EVENT]

Saturday 1st June, 5.30-8.30, The Victoria Pub. FREE “Last night I dreamed I went to…. [BLANK] again…” Come and join us for a round of Fiction Blankety Blank, hosted by Ian ‘Les Dawson’ Harker of Strix magazine. This event will be held at The Victoria Pub on Great George Street, where food & drink are served. This is a FREE event and we very much hope you will join us. […]

Resist: Stories of Uprising, Saturday 1st June, 4.30-5.30, £4/ FREE

Saturday 1st June, 4.30-5.30, Carriageworks Studio Theatre Resist: Stories of Uprising Reading & Q&A – Comma Press Hosted by James Nash. Building on the success of Comma’s previous project, Protest, this anthology challenges 20 acclaimed authors to get under the skin of key moments of British protest. Working closely with historians, crowd scientists, and activists, these stories reimagine events through the eyes of the people involved, and take in every […]

News: Eminent Chinese author Yan Ge leads writing workshop at Carriageworks Theatre

Surrealism in Fiction Workshop with Yan Ge The Northern Short Story Festival is thrilled to be hosting top Chinese author Yan Ge in Leeds for a “Surrealism in Fiction” workshop, and Salon. Saturday 9 February 2019, 1- 4pm at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds Tickets/ £16. Available from Carriageworks website. Subsidised* tickets £5. Email us to book.  (northernshortstoryfestival at gmail.com) Surrealism in fiction: being magical, whimsical or uncanny. As soon as storytelling was […]

News: The Northern Short Story Festival Academy Announces Support For 12 Yorkshire Writers

The Northern Short Story Festival Academy is delighted to announce that it will be supporting 12 short story writers from Yorkshire in 2019. The announcement came at a reception on Monday evening at the Leeds Library. The 12 selected writers form the first year’s intake to The Northern Short Story Festival Academy which was launched this year. Among them is a Pushcart nominee, the winner of the Bare Fiction prize, the winner […]