"Possibly the best short story event in the South West" (Cheltenham LitFest), the twice-yearly Stroud Short Stories event is also "just some stories in a room" at the SVA, John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA. Our aim is to showcase and promote contemporary Gloucestershire and South Gloucs writers and writing. Stroud Short Stories is an independent non-profit making event, run by prize-winning short fiction author John Holland, www.johnhollandwrites.com
Stroud Short Stories Event Sunday 26 Oct at SVA 80 people crammed into the SVA to hear ten of Gloucestershire's most talented writers read their superb stories. Thank you and congratulations to these brilliant authors. Here they are - in performance order -
Nimue Brown reads Imaginary Friends
Andrew Stevenson reads Barry Parry
Ali Bacon reads Preparing for Winter
Joe Eurell reads The Tigers' Ball
Jo Bousfield reads Public Transportation
Michael Amherst reads Erosion
Laurence Cotterell reads J
Philip Douch reads Trog and Kron Attempt to Re-fuel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028g81l TIMING 1.16.51 to 1.30.27 Listen on iplayer to BBC Radio Gloucestershire interview with John Holland about Sunday's Stroud Short Stories event at SVA, John Street, Stroud. Doors 7.30 for 8.00 start. £5. Hear Philip Douch read the beginning of 'Trog and Kron Attempt to Re-fuel' which will be one of ten stories to feature on Sunday. Hear Friday's travel news too!
Thank you to
everyone who submitted stories for the eighth Stroud Short Stories event to be
held on 26 October. In May this year we
broke our record with 33 authors submitting. This time we have doubled that
with 64 authors submitting 82 stories! Yes, I was surprised. But also
absolutely delighted. And even more so when I read the stories. Such wonderful
imaginative tales, beautifully expressed and full of surprises. I am sad that I had to put aside some truly great
stories. Thank you again everyone who submitted. You have all in a very real
way contributed to the success of Stroud Short Stories. And if you have not
been successful this time please try again for the May 2015 event. At the very
can assure you of serious consideration of your work.
It was thefirst time that I had read the stories with no knowledge of the author's identity, something I think worked very well, and which will continue for all future SSS events. Great thanks and appreciation to Christiane Nicholson for her efficient administration.
Hugecongratulations to the authors chosen to read at our 26 October event. I believe we have ten memorable stories, and a most enthralling public event in store. It's both a pleasure and an honour to showcase such talented writers and their work.
Here they are in (librarians') alphabetical order by
Parry - Andrew Stevenson (Nailsworth)
Michael Amherst (Tewkesbury)
Handmaiden - Stephanie Smith (Broadwell, Forest of Dean)
friends - Nimue Brown (Stroud)
Laurence Cotterell (Cam)
for winter - Ali Bacon (Emersons Green, South Gloucs)
transportation - Jo Bousfield (Stroud)
- Alice Jolly (Stroud)
Tigers’ ball - Joe Eurell (Cheltenham)
and Kron attempt to re-fuel - Philip Douch (Stroud)
I am looking forward to meeting the authors and also to hearing them read their wonderful work.
Our eighth SSS event will be held on
Sunday 26 October at SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace), John Street, Stroud GL5
2HA. Doors open at 7.30. Prompt start at 8.00. It’s £5.