Monday, 25 August 2008

Small Wonder


If you're anywhere in or near East Sussex, this sounds great. Especially the Small Wonder Slam

The Short Story Festival
18-21 September 2008
Charleston Near Firle East Sussex

Pick and mix between classical, contemporary, poignant, fantastical, surreal, humorous, controversial, experimental and prize-winning short stories in the club-like atmosphere of the Charleston barns, all show-cased by ace writers and performers.

• Asham Atelier – Two-day creative writing workshop with a pair of our sharpest authors Sophie Hannah and Toby Litt

• Booker-prize winners’ stories – with Anne Enright, Alan Hollinghurst and Penelope Lively

• Rare stories – William Trevor gives his only public reading in the year of his 80th birthday

• Exclusive stories – Lionel Shriver on cult American author Richard Yates – including a unique preview of Sam Mendes’ forthcoming film, Revolutionary Road, based on Yates’ classic work

• Re-examined stories – Mervyn Peake’s son on his father; John Cooper Clarke on Edgar Allan Poe; Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings on EM Forster

• State of the art stories – with Ali Smith, Claire Keegan, Jane Gardam, Gerard Woodward and Shena Mackay

• Cartoon stories – with satirist Gerald Scarfe

• Small Wonder Slam – open mic session - £100 for the best 4-minute story with Reunion as the title

• Digital stories – authors and publishers confide their love affair with e-books

1 comment:

Women Rule Writer said...

It's just such a pity it clashes with our own Frank O'Connor Short Story Festival in Cork. Small Wonder used to take place the week before but the silly people moved it! Now us story lovers can only go to one. I'll be at the FOC, anyway, but I would go to Small W if they'd change the date back.
Still, great line up!