Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Line-up for 15 November 2015 Eerie Evening - our Tenth Event + Ticket Information

49 Gloucestershire/South Glos authors submitted 63 stories to the judges for our 15 November Eerie Evening. The standard of submission was, as we expected, very high with about half the stories being seriously considered for our event.

Our judges, Nimue Brown and SSS organiser John Holland, chose "blind" - without knowing the identities of the authors. The ten authors selected include eight who will read at SSS for the first time.

Here they are - in librarians' alphabetical order by title - 

Breathing Exercises - Elizabeth Murphy (North Nibley)
The Ghastly Rolling - Simon Piney (Stroud)
The Ghost in the Classroom - Judith Gunn (Stroud)
A Good Old-fashioned Copper - Andrew Stevenson (Nailsworth)
Points to the Eye - Daniel Gooding (Longwell Green, South Glos.)
The Spirit is Willing - Tony Stowell (Tetbury)
Thrown Together - Graham Bruce-Fletcher (Perrotts Brook)
The Unwanted Visitor - Julie Wiltshire (Cam)
A Winter Wedding - Stephen Connolly (Cirencester)
The Woman's Wraith - Kirsty Hartsiotis (Stroud)

These are wonderful stories - strange, idiosyncratic, dark - and in two cases, very funny.

The event starts at 8pm, with doors at 7.30. We normally end the evening's proceedings at about 10pm. Come along if you can. It's going to be a great evening.

Ticketing for the event is organised by the venue - The Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA), John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA.

Tickets are £6 each (no concessions) and are available from two sources.

Firstly, Trading Post, 28 Kendrick Street, Stroud, GL5 1AQ. In person and by cash only.

Secondly, online from the SVA website -

(Poster by Tom Brown. Thanks Tom)