Story Saturday – May

Story Saturday is a new evening of story telling from A Word In Your Ear. Writer-performer Clare Reddaway teams up with fellow authors to bring you a medley of stories full of vim, vigour and wit.

For the next Story Saturday on May 11th Clare welcomes Bath favourites  Julie Green and Elaine Miles to Clifton Library, Bristol.  Julie and Elaine have been writing and reading their stories at Story Fridays for many years. This Story Saturday promises to be  an engrossing evening of warmth, drama and laughter.

STORY SATURDAY: May 11th:  Doors open at 7.00pm, stories start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the door, in advance from Clifton Library, Princess Victoria Street, Bristol BS8 4BX, or you can purchase tickets here.   There will be a licensed bar.  For more information do visit the website of our lovely hosts Foccal – Friends of Clifton Library.

“Really great, well worth suffering the freezing weather to attend!” (audience member).

CLARE REDDAWAY: Clare’s short stories have been published in anthologies, on the web and in magazines, and they have won or been shortlisted for a number of prizes.  ‘Clare’s writing has a wonderful lyrical quality’ [NYC Midnight judge]. ‘There is a universal quality which makes reading this fiction such a pleasure and a delight’ [NYC Midnight judge].  ‘A beautiful piece of writing,’ [Stella Feehily, playwright].


Previous Story Saturday writer-performers:

In March 2019, Clare was joined at Clifton Library by Natalie and Doc Watson.  THE WATSONS: Natalie and Doc Watson had a literary beginning to their relationship, meeting as they did for the first time at the British Library. Then in 2013 they discovered Story Fridays at the Burdall’s Yard, Bath and haven’t looked back since. Some of those stories will be performed at the Story Saturday, Bristol.

NATALIE WATSON: Natalie retired from teaching in 2006 and began writing, mostly short stories. She came 2ndtwice in the Mid Somerset Festival short story writing competition and has been highly commended by Writer’s Forum magazine. She has performed for Story Fridays since 2014. She is currently writing a novel.

DOC WATSON: In 2008 Doc entered the first Pint Sized plays competition in Pembrokeshire and won with his ten minute play PUB PLAY. This competition has since become an international one and Doc has gone on to secure more winning places since. He has also had plays performed in London, Brighton, Bath and Cumbernauld as well as in the USA , Australia and New Zealand. He loves writing and performing and more information can be found on his website

Doc and Natalie Watson have performed many of their stories at Story Fridays.  If you would like a taster, you could listen to their stories in the archive.  Try Doc’s story performed at Story Friday Stolen and Natalie’s story performed at Story Friday Home.


PHILIP DOUCH:  Philip is a writer and performer from Stroud who has appeared frequently at Story Fridays in Bath and twice at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Written so that he himself can read them out loud, his stories exist not on the page but between him and his audience. With a bit of luck you’ll have as much fun listening to them as Philip does performing them.