Exciting New Activities Around the Short Story

Story NewsOver the past two months the Story Team has been busy promoting the short story and working hard to keep their website crammed with interesting and useful information.

The books section of the Story website is updated constantly and has news about forthcoming and recently released titles.

Story also offers the opportunity to download short stories; titles currently available include ‘Snow’ by Tove Jansson, an ideal read for a winter’s day, and the 2006 National Short Story Prize shortlisted story ‘The Ebony Hand’ by Rose Tremain.

Prospect magazine has teamed up with LA-based Word Theatre to bring short stories to live audiences read by leading actors:

Live stories in cabaret
Cafe de Paris, London
12 March, 6-9.30pm

Tickets: £20 if booked in advance, £25 on the door (proceeds to the Parkinson’s Appeal).
Buy at www.wordtheatre.com
For more information, email: kirsty@wordtheatre.com

Exciting new activities around the short story also include the Short Story Challenge which is designed to stimulate debate about short stories with readers. Part of the Story campaign and linked to the National Short Story Prize, the project involves 100 reading groups (recruited through public libraries) from across the U.K. The groups have been documenting what they think about the 2006 National Short Story Prize Anthology and have been posting online diaries.

Read their thoughts and send in your own reviews,” the Story Team says in its February newsletter.

“We also asked two successful short story competition winners to share their thoughts with us about what it means to get their stories in print. Emma Seaman whose short stories have been nominated for (and have won) several awards and have been published in various magazines, ezines and anthologies also gives useful tips on writing and how she approaches the form. Josie Henley-Einion, a writer and artist, talks to the Story editor about her experiences of writing and entering competitions.”

Other items new to the website:

  • Find out about two fantastic story projects — Glasgow 2020 and Light Transports — and you can also let the Story Team know if you are organising short story events.
  • David Means, Kirsty Gunn and others spoke at the Villa Gillet short story conference in Lyon last November. Find out what they had to say.

“Finally, thanks for all your feedback and comments. We really do like to hear from you and it’s always good to know what you think about the short story and our campaign.”

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One Response to “Exciting New Activities Around the Short Story”
  1. JK Fowler says:

    Hi there. Thought you might be interested in this: http://jkfowler.com/2009/11/14/feather-figure/ . Cheers, JK

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