Upcoming events for the Northern Short Story Festival… we hope to see you there!
A workshop for poets who want to write prose, and prose writers who want to make their writing sing. We’ll explore how you can use poetic techniques to inspire new writing, and to help you edit and revitalise existing work. Led by poet & short story writer Rachel Bower, whose work has been shortlisted for […]Find out more »
A blogpost and twitter Q&A for writers who want to know more about submitting short fiction to competitions and magazines. We’ll discuss how to find the most suitable markets, the importance of patience, and other methods for boosting your chance of success. But we’ll also confront the most difficult problems – not least how to […]Find out more »
1.30-2.30 Interactive Fiction with Krishan Coupland - £4 From Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels to browser-based Twine short stories, interactive fiction is a thriving form with a long and complex history. This workshop session will provide an introduction to the world of interactive fiction, and give you the tools you need to create, publish, and even sell your […]Find out more »
3.00 - 4.00 CG Menon Masterclass: Using Folklore in short fiction - £5 After the huge success of her sell-out workshop "Writing Compelling Fiction" at the 2019 Festival, we are overjoyed to welcome prizewinning fiction writer CG Menon back to the Northern Short Story Festival. Folklore provides writers with a rich heritage of characters, images, […]Find out more »
PWYF / Suggested donation £3 Get a round in at the "bar" and join Saboteur shortlisted writer, poet, and Viz writer Joe Williams for our first ever Virtual Pub Quiz. Just like any other pub quiz, you'll work in teams, and try to answer questions in the literary-flavoured Picture Round, Music Round, and Missing Word […]Find out more »