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Aurora Writing Competition prize giving, Bromley House Library, 28 April 2016

I read my short story, ‘As You Follow’, at the wonderful Bromley House Library, Nottingham. ‘As You Follow’ was placed third by Paul Mc Veigh in the Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Competition (Short Fiction Category), Writing East Midlands’ inaugural competition for poetry and short fiction. You can read all of the winning and commended poems and stories in the online anthology, ‘Flakes of a Fire’, (Stonewood Press) here.

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Ambit 222 Launch and Summer Competition 2015 Winners’ readings

I had a fantastic night reading my short story, ‘When You Fell’, which came third in the Ambit Summer Competition 2015, and meeting the other writers and some old friends. Join us for the launch of Ambit 222 in the newly refurbished basement of The Sun and 13 Cantons. Competition judges Dan O’Brien and Alison Moore will be reading alongside the 2015 competition winners in poetry and fiction. Free entrance with the purchase of 222 or a 5 pound donation. Cash bar open until late.    

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Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet: Readings, Conversation & Social, 4 Nov 2015

Wednesday 4 November, 7pm start Sign-up to this FREE event here   Nottingham Writers’ Studio Presents: Hope or Disaster? Humanity’s Relationship with the Earth Join us in the bar at Rough Trade for an evening of fantastic literature and performance, featuring award-winning writers from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and a chat with guest-editor, Michael J. de Luca, via Skype; puppetry from Sean Myatt, and readings from local authors Roberta Dewa and Giselle Leeb. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet LCRW #33 approaches its theme of humanity’s relationship with the earth with a little humor, a touch of horror…Includes multiple award winner

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Blog Tour Monday

I’ve been invited to take part in a kind of blog relay by Megan Taylor, the author of three novels who has recently done exceedingly well in numerous short story competitions. It reminds me of school relay races where dropping the baton was the most important thing – that and doing it quickly. I’m passing the baton on, swiftly and smoothly, to Magda Knight, whose speculative fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and who has had two YA novels longlisted in the Mslexia YA Competition 2013; and to Amy Dunne whose book, Secret Lies, has just been published by

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Short Story Night at the Broadway – Sat 21 December 2013

Once more, in association with Comma Press and Nottingham Writers’ Studio, we’re celebrating all things wonderfully short story on the shortest day – the longest night – of the year! We’re back at the marvellous Broadway Cinema in the Studio, everyone is welcome and it’s all absolutely FREE! On the 21st December 2013, from 7.30pm, come and join award-winning and gifted authors – Alison Moore! Niki Valentine! Giselle Leeb! D P Watt! & Roberta Dewa! For totally tantalising tales!!! And – a short story swap: pick up short stories for free, or bring your own to exchange… PLUS! Take

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Love Stories: Nottingham Festival of Words

Sunday 17th February, NTU Newton Building 2.45pm – 4.00pm Following the success of International Short Story Night in June 2012, Megan Taylor will be hosting another event. This time we will be celebrating short stories at Nottingham’s Festival of Words. Our theme for the event is love, but expect far more than hearts and flowers: Unique, unsettling and heartfelt tales from Niki Valentine, Caroline Smailes, Giselle Leeb, D.P. Watt and Alison Moore. Details of cost and ticket buying here.  About the writers: Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Her debut short

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Word of Mouth: Journeys

Wed 21 November, 7.30pm Antenna cafe-restaurant, 9a Beck Street, NG1 1EQ (how to find Antenna) Tickets and Boarding Passes: £4/£3 (NWS members & concessions) Poetry by Richard Goodson, Andy Miller and Robin Vaughan-Williams Prose from Giselle Leeb, Andrew Kells, Laura Grevel and Alison Moore Wayne Burrows on PEN International’s reaction to the Pussy Riot convictions, and Arthur Seaton’s own unique response via James Walker. Escape a cold November night with an evening of spoken word wanderings as Nottingham Writers’ Studio celebrates Journeys and Free Expression… …with readings that range from the British countryside through Europe and on to Russia and Nepal, writing that flies in the face of repression

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Short Story Night at the Broadway

Read more here: Short Story Night at the Broadway It’s International Short Story Day on the 20th June – and Nottingham will be celebrating in style from 7.30pm in the Studio at the Broadway Cinema. A FREE event offering fantastic author readings, a short story swap (please bring along your own/ your favourite stories/collections to exchange). The evening will also include a charity raffle to raise money for Book Aid for Africa, with brilliant signed book prizes and general short story fun and love. Authors reading on the night are: Nicola Monaghan, Caroline Smailes, Frances Thimann, Giselle Leeb, Alison Moore and Pete Davis.