Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Stroud Short Stories at The Book: A Celebration

The Book: A Celebration’s exhibition of 50 Stroud residents’ 10 favourite books is now on at the Old Town Hall in Stroud and is well worth a visit.  Essentially, it’s like nosing around 50 different people’s bookshelves, but all in one room, and with a very illuminating catalogue to hand too.  It’s full of interesting insights into books and people!
Lunchtime talks have been organised for each day of the three weeks that the exhibition is on.  I will be there on Monday 26th November along with three Stroud Short Stories authors  (Andrew Stevenson, Esmé Lloyd-Baldwin and John Holland).  I will give a brief introductory talk about the short story (and my particular favourite short story, Carson McCullers’ “A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud”), and will be followed by each author reading a short story of their own, ending  with a discussion.  Please do come along if you’re free.  The talk starts at 1pm, and lasts for an hour. 

There is a full list of lunchtime talks here.