Thursday, 24 May 2018

Images from our 16th event 'On Pulling Newts from Ponds & Other Stories' held on 20 May 2018

Poster design by James Holland.
Illustrated by Sarah Chapman
Thank you to everyone who came along on Sunday to our latest sell-out event at the SVA. These are shots of the authors (in the order in which they read) performing their brilliant stories to the appreciative and enthusiastic audience.

87 Gloucestershire writers submitted128 stories to the judges, which equalled our all-time record from 2015. Four of the writers selected made their debuts at SSS, five were reading for the second time and one (Rick Vick) for the seventh time!

Our third author to read on the night, Val Ormrod, was the 100th author to read at a SSS event. Congratulations, Val!

Videos of nine of the ten authors reading are now on our YouTube Channel. See tab above or click here.

Our next event will be on Sunday 11 November 2018 and will be part of the Stroud Book Festival. Submissions will open at the beginning of September.

Very many thanks indeed to Angela Fitch of Angela Fitch Photography and Geoff Moore at for the images.


Nastasya Parker reads 'From Newcastle with Love'

Steve Wheeler reads 'Fashion in Men's Footwear - Late 20th Century'

Val Ormrod reads'The iFairy'

James Northern - author of 'In the Firing Line' 
Ed Holland reads 'In the Firing Line' by James Northern 
Jason Jackson reads 'Here are the New Men'

Joanna Campbell reads 'The Journey to Everywhere'

Sarah Chapman reads 'On Pulling Newts from Ponds' 

Rick Vick reads 'Surprise'

Nick Browne reads 'The Stardust Girl'

Judith Gunn reads '#peace'