Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Stroud Short Stories 25 May 2014, SVA, Stroud
Dr Grey's Curious Obsession And Other Stories

80 people packed into the SVA to hear ten Stroud authors read their stories  

(Photos by Tim Byford)

Clare Hudman reads How Pirates are Made

Simon Piney reads The Clever Wish

Ruby Kester reads Singing the Pigs to Slaughter

Mary Brown reads Looking at the Wall

Katherine Mitchell reads Holding On

Peter Adams reads For the Darkness, a Light

Meredith Debonnaire reads Containment

Rick Vick reads Seeing

Anna Gerrard reads Debt to Society

Robert Smith performs Doctor Grey's Curious Obsession

Monday, 12 May 2014

Ten chosen for 25 May Stroud Short Stories Event

John Holland writes-

After much consideration, I have selected the following stories to be read by the authors -

(In alphabetic order of author's surname)

Peter Adams                 For the Darkness, a Light
Mary Brown                    Looking at the Wall
Meredith Debonnaire   Containment
Anna Gerrard                Debt to Society
Clare Hudman               How Pirates are made
Ruby Kester                  Singing the Pigs to Slaughter
Katherine Mitchell         Holding On
Simon Piney                  The Clever Wish
Robert Smith                 Doctor Grey's Curious Obsession
Rick Vick                       Seeing

Congratulations to the ten authors chosen. I am so looking forward to meeting them and hearing them read their stories on the night.

As co-organiser of Stroud Short Stories for the first time, I have loved every single second of reading the record-breaking fifty stories submitted. It has been a real pleasure and a true honour. I am really grateful to everyone who submitted a story.

The overall quality of the submissions has been very high. Based on the number of excellent stories I received, I could have comfortably organised two, or even three, reading events of ten stories each.

Stroud Short Stories will be held at SVA in John Street, Stroud at 8pm on 25 May. 

I have called the event “Doctor Grey’s Curious Obsession and Other Stories”.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Submissions Closed for 25th May Event

Submissions to the May 2014 Stroud Short Stories are now closed.  There were a record-breaking 50 submissions by 33 authors. The names of the ten authors to read at the SSS event on the evening of Sunday 25 May (8 pm, SVA, John Street, Stroud) will be revealed in the next few days.

Thank you to everyone who submitted stories.