It's all kicking off at Stroud Short Stories this autumn...
2. SSS Greatest Hits at Cheltenham Lit Fest 10 Oct
Ten stories have now been selected by my co-judge Chloe Turner (to whom enormous thanks) and me through our 'blind' judging process and will be read by their authors at our 25th event on Sunday 30 October 2022 at the fabulous Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud, GL5 1LW. This will be the opening event of the 2022 Stroud Book Festival.
Here are the ten writers who will read their work -
Nick Adams - No-Time
Robin Booth - Shelf Life
Nimue Brown - Swallowed by Time
Philip Douch - That Question
Hannah Glickstein - And is it too late now to learn Hebrew?
Mhairi Gray - Silk Bomb
Sarah Hitchcock - The Globe
Val Ockwell - The Arrangement
Simon Piney - Birthday Present
Archie Woolls - The Basement
Many congratulations to these authors. We are delighted and honoured that they submitted their stories to SSS. Commiserations to everyone else - especially if you had a story in the 18-strong Short List.
For the Time event we welcome two newcomers, Val Ockwell and Archie Woolls, who will be the 126th and 127th writers to read at an SSS event since its inception in 2011. Well done and huge congrats, Val and Archie.
For our 25th event, it's also great to welcome back the other eight, all of whom have read at SSS before.
Interesting that only a couple of events ago, Stroud writers were no longer in the majority at our events. this time eight of the ten here are based in Stroud and district.
I hope you can come along and support these Gloucestershire writers.