Thursday, 31 March 2016

Line-up Announced for 'Los Muertos' - our Sunday 24 April Event + Ticket Info

A big thank you to the 70 Gloucs/S.Gloucs authors who submitted 95 stories for my fellow judge, Nimue Brown, and me to whittle down to the final ten for our April event. 

'Los Muertos' will take place at the SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace), John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA at 8pm (doors 7.30) on Sunday 24 April.  It is part of the annual Site Festival. Please note that we are recommending ages 16 and over for this one. 

The quality of the submissions was fantastic, and we had to make possibly the most difficult decisions we have ever had to make. The ten stories we have chosen are brilliant - and very varied in content and style. Some nuanced and poignant; others funny and bizarre. And let's not forget gruesome. It's going to be quite an evening.

Here they are - in librarians' alphabetical order -

Dia de Los Muertos - Rommy Collingwood (Stroud)
The Execution - Rick Vick (Stroud)
Half a Chance - Jan Petrie (Sheepscombe)
Mayfly - Mark Rutterford (Filton, South Gloucs.)
New Glasses - Sarah Hitchcock (Stroud)
Settling In - Jane Gordon-Cumming (Minchinhampton)
Silver Harvest - Ali Bacon (Emersons Green, South Gloucs.)
A Small Change - Mel Golding (Brownshill, Stroud)
Untitled - Tim Byford (Randwick)
A Very Special Day - Ken Popple (Stroud)

Seven of these authors have not read at SSS before.

Tickets are only available online from our venue, the SVA. They are £7 this time in order to provide more financial support to the SVA.

Buy your tickets here

The event will not be recorded this time so please come along. And thank you for all your support for SSS.

John Holland
Organiser, Stroud Short Stories

Stroud Short Stories is a twice-yearly non-profit making community event. Our aim is to showcase and promote local writers and their writing.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Stroud Short Stories is now closed for submissions to our 24 April 2016 event. Ticket info below!

The event will be held at the SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace), John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA on Sunday 24 April at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30.

Thank you to everyone who sent us their stories. The response has been wonderful. 95 stories were submitted by 70 authors. They have been passed on to our judges, Nimue Brown and SSS organiser John Holland. The titles of the ten stories selected to be read by their authors will be announced as soon as possible and definitely by 8 April.

The event will not be recorded so please do come along.

Tickets for the event are only available online in advance from the SVA website

We always sell out so you may have to move quite quickly.

The event is for people aged 16 and over. Tickets are priced at £7. This is an increase on last year reflecting additional financial support for our venue, the SVA.
Please refer any tickets enquiries to the SVA Tel 01453 751440.