The recordings of the stories that were read on Friday at Story Friday War are now ready to listen to here. The stories are highly recommended – thought-provoking, interesting, moving and beautifully written, we were proud to hear them on Friday night, and the audience had a fab time. Enjoy!
We’re thrilled with our exciting lineup of writers for Story Friday War. We’re welcoming back Richard Bond and Diana Cambridge, we have newcomers to Story Fridays Hedva Anbar, Sally Gander and Mark Hynes and we are always happy to hear from old hands Doc Watson and Julie Hayman. We’ve got some fantastic stories for you with old wars and new wars, home wars and wars abroad. We hope you’ll be surprised and delighted by the stories they tell. Come along to Burdall’s Yard, next Friday 11th November, doors open 7.15, stories start at 8.00, tickets are £5 on the door. See you there!
Submissions are rolling in for Story Friday War on 11th November – but we are always looking for more! Sharpen those pencils, flex those fingers, get your writing nodules into gear and send us a story! Click here for submission details. We had huge fun on Saturday morning at our Writing Politics workshop. I’m running a Memories Workshop in December. For more information click here. Story Fridays is very lucky to have so many talented people involved with us. For example, June Wentland has just published a literary quiz book. WLTM is a perfect Christmas stocking filler. Click here for link to Amazon if you’d like to have a look. And Carole Enharo, talented author and Bath resident, is looking for writers to join her group Critlink. She says: “CritInk is an established Bath-based fiction critiquing group comprised of both new and published writers that meets every other Monday after submission of work. It is looking for a couple of new members. We are a fun group for serious writers aiming for publication. For more information about joining, please email email@example.com”. A Word In Your Ear…. keeping you informed!!!
Lovely review of Story Friday Outsiders by Crysse Morrison on her fab arts blog. Thanks Crysse! Great to have you on stage again! Read it here.
We had a cracking night on Friday down at Burdall’s with Story Friday Outsiders. We heard some fantastic stories by Conor Houghton, Crysse Morrison, Elaine Miles, Christine Roberts, Rosalind Minett, Clare Reddaway and Stephanie Weston. If you didn’t manage to get along, you can listen to the recordings here – the stories are all hugely enjoyable and thought provoking. Thank you to all of you who came along – thank you to Tracey and Jason who played brilliantly as ever – and we look forward to seeing you all for Story Friday War on November 11th!
We’ve got a fantastic line up of writers for Story Fridays Outsider on Friday 23rd September. We have Stephanie Weston, Elaine Miles, Crysse Morrison, Clare Reddaway, Christine Roberts and new to Story Fridays, Rosalind Minnet and Conor Hougton. We’ve got stories about transvestites and aliens, about soldiers, villagers and trousers, stories set in Ireland, Somerset and the past. There is a cornucopia of joys to delight! We are also pleased to welcome back pop-jazz duo Tracey and Jason. It’s going to be a fabulous evening! Come along to Burdall’s Yard, Friday 23rd September, doors open and music starts at 7.15, stories from 8.00. Tickets are £5.00 on the door – see you there!
Geoffrey Heptonstall, who had a great story in our Brief Encounter Story Friday, has a new book out, ‘Heaven’s Invention’ (Black Wolf). This is what Geoffrey says about his novel: ‘I could pretend it was a dream.’ This is a narrative of the corruption beneath the genteel image of England. It is an exploration of the way seemingly innocent ideals can deteriorate into the manipulations and exploitations of power. Sounds fab! AND it is set in Bath and the Somerset countryside with a key scene in our very own Hedgemead Park! If you fancy buying a copy, click through to Amazon here. You can go and listen to Geoffrey live if you happen to be in Edinburgh on the 26th or 27th. He’ll be at the Forest Cafe, Lauriston Place at 2pm if you want to drop in.
Themes for the autumn workshops: on September 3rd we will be looking at that perennial favourite CHARACTER. On October 15th, in preparation for the upcoming Story Friday on the theme of war, the workshop will look at POLITICAL WRITING. The 3rd December workshop will take the theme of MEMORIES. Get it touch if you’d like to sign up for a workshop, only £5.00! For more information click here.
Bath Welcomes Refugees is holding a fundraising event at the Guildhall in Bath on 16th July. ‘An evening of stories by the people who’ve lived the stories’ sounds like a fascinating evening, and very appropriate in these troubled times. Show your support, come along on the 16th. For more information visit Bath Welcomes Refugees Facebook page and buy tickets here.
I’ve had a couple of cancellations for a day long writing workshop this Saturday (2nd July). If you fancy getting away from Brexit and spending time with a pen and paper, if you’d like to think about story, dialogue and performance, then get in touch. More info here.