Northern Short Story Festival

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Workshop leader Courttia Newland chooses his 3 favourite place-centred short stories

A sense of place anchors a short story. Expertly created, a sense of location places our feet in the world of the short story, and makes the reader feel that they have really ‘been there.’ We asked award-winning short story writer Courttia Newland, recent guest editor of The Good Journal, to tell us about his favourite three stories that use a sense of place.  Delhi, Vandana Singh (Read for free […]

Programme Launch at Leeds Lit Fest

  The Northern Short Story Festival is thrilled to announce its 2019 Festival will take place from 31st May – 2nd June 2019. Programme details will be launched at a special event on March 6th at 6pm, at Carriageworks Theatre. Described as “revelatory, educational, inspiring”, the Northern Short Story Festival, now in its fourth year, is the North’s only dedicated Short Story Festival. Host to a diverse range of prizewinning […]

Northern Short Story Festival Programme Launches at Leeds Lit Fest

We are thrilled to launch our 2019 Festival programme at the first ever Leeds Lit Fest, on Wednesday March 6th at Carriageworks Theatre, 6pm. Described as “revelatory, educational, inspiring”, the Northern Short Story Festival, now in its fourth year, is the North’s only dedicated Short Story Festival. Host to a diverse range of prizewinning publishers and authors, the festival has won plaudits for its innovative programming and affordable, accessible ethos. […]