Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Stroud Short Stories in October

The second Stroud Short Stories took place on Sunday 16th October at Stroud Valleys Artspace.  The night was once again very well attended and, as promised, our ten authors provided a night of dissatisfied children, used-car salesmen, daleks and, of course, the answer to everything (not to mention a bed in the forest and overwhelming lust in a coffee-shop).

The authors:

Helen Street reading "My Mother Never Did".

Brian Seabrook reading "A Drive in the Slow Lane".

Stephanie Smith reading "Romantic Fiction".

Eley Furrell performing "Marah".

Eleanor Holliday reading "Bedtime".

Helena Petre reading "Dapper Daleks" (a very short story indeed).

Anthony Nanson reading "Solitude".

Juliet Chastney reading "Children".

Diana Humphrey reading "Searching".

Roshi Fernando reading "Mrs Chatterjee's Indian Summer".

Many thanks to all who came, and most especial thanks to the ten authors who read for us and made the evening such a delight.
The next Stroud Short Stories will be in February.  I hope to see you there!

All photographs by Saskia Portway.

Stroud Short Stories on Stroud FM

Last Sunday's Stroud Short Stories was recorded by Terry Mechan for Stroud FM, and an hour-long edit of the evening will be broadcast on his show "Voices Across the Valleys" at 4pm on Wednesday 19th October.  The show will be repeated on Friday 21st October at 1pm.

Stroud FM is on 107.9 FM.  You can also listen online here.  The show will also feature on Listen Again, if you miss the broadcast.  Happy listening!