I will be reading my story 'A Visit from the Vampires' at the Bath Fringe event 'More Banksy Than Bonnet's organised by Bristol's Stokes Croft Writers at Burdall's Yard, London Road, Bath, BA1 5NH at 8pm on Friday 2 June. Tickets £8, £6 and £4 from the Bath fringe website.
I'm reading 4 pieces at the Flash Fiction Evening run by Bath Flash Fiction Award on Friday 26 May at 7.30 pm in St James Wine Vaults, 10 St James Street, Bath, BA1 2TW. Other authors reading are Meg Pokrass, K M Elkes, Joanna Campbell, Tracey Fells and Jude Higgins. £5 on the door.
The New Zealand National Flash Fiction Day has short listed my piece of flash 'Belinda's Diets' amongst 22 other short listed pieces. It will be published in June.
The next Stokes Croft Writers Talking Tales live lit event called 'More Banksy Than Bonnets' is on Friday 2 June as part of the Bath Fringe at Burdall's Yard in Bath. I submitted my story 'A Visit From the Vampires' which was selected, so I will be reading it.
My piece of flash fiction 'The Valley' was short listed in the latest Reflex Fiction competition and was published online yesterday.
Here it is -
In the evening of Saturday 22 April I read my new story 'The Discovery' at Stokes Croft Writers Talking Tales event.
We have received a boggling 109 submissions from 82 authors for the next SSS event - our 14th - on Sunday 21 May at the SVA, John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA at 8pm (doors 7.30). My fellow judge Ali Bacon and I are enjoying reading the submissions and will be announcing the ten stories/authors who will be reading before too loong and definitely by 12 May at the very latest.
At the 22 April 2017 Hawkesbury Upton Free LitFest I chaired the short story session and read my pieces 'Sensitive', 'Rats' and 'You were in need of money.'
I am one of six authors reading at the May 2017 Flash Fiction Evening organised by Bath Flash Fiction Award director Jude Higgins. The other writers are Jude Higgins herself, KM Elkes, Meg Pokrass, Joanna Campbell and Tracy Fells.
Under the aegis of Rona Laycock I will be reading my story 'Orly' on Corinium Radio in Cirencester on 20 April. I do not know yet when it will be broadcast.
I will be reading the InkTears Short Story Contest First Prize winning story 'Da' at Stroud's SVA Resound Radio on Friday 14 April. Not sure when it will be broadcast/available.
Lovely to have my story 'The Valley' long listed in the first Reflex Fiction Flash Fiction Competition. Two Stroud Short Stories alumni - Steve Wheeler and Joe Eurell - on there too.
They received 1,124 submissions!!
'The Valley' will be published at some point before the end of June 2017.
Under the banner 'Another Country' ten authors read last night at the SouthBank Club in Bristol. Others included Ali Bacon, Jean Burnett, Debbie Young, Mark Rutterford, Mark Lewis, Lania Knight, Heather Jo Reed and Dawn Maria Kelly. I read my story 'Door Step'.
I'll be reading my story 'Door Step' this Sunday 19 March as part of Bristol Unchained Writers event 'Another Country'. Others reading include Debbie Yong, Ali Bacon, Mark Lewis and Mark Rutterford.
7-9pm Southbank Club, Dean Street, Bristol, BS3 1DB. £5 on the door.
My story 'Da' has won the prestigious 2016 Inktears Short Story Contest. It will be published on their website in April 2017 and i will receive £1,000. Blimey O'Reilly!!!!
Writer friend describes my new story 'The Discovery' as being "like Alan Bennett on Viagra". I'll take that.