The Ten Authors and their Stories for our FREE 10th Birthday Event on Sunday 9 May from 7.30pm on YouTube
THE EVENT is free and unticketed and available world-wide on our YouTube Channel, with links from this website, on Sunday 9 May from 7.30pm.
These the authors and stories for our 10th Birthday Event 'Sharp Stars and Old Magic and Other Stories' on YouTube on Sunday 9 May at 7.30.
90 Gloucs/South Gloucs writers submitted 125 stories - 4 short of our all-time record. We have shared with those writers our Long List of 36 stories and then our 19-strong Short List.
These are the ten which my co-judge Chloe Turner (to whom my heart-felt gratitude) and I selected -
Nimue Brown (Stroud) - He Nearly Checked his Privilege
Cheryl Burman (Blakeney) - Sabrina Rising
David Goodland (Nailsworth) - The Dress
Mhairi Gray (Woodmancote) - Forgetting to Heal
Diana Humphrey (Stroud) - That Old Tune
Jason Jackson (Kingswood) - How You're Gone
Sally Jenkinson (Cinderford) - Sharp Stars and Old Magic
Kate Keogan (Gloucester) - The Blue in the Black of his Wing
Nastasya Parker (Dursley) - The Flat Earth Society
Sean W. Quigley (Gloucester) - The Rubbish Collector
Huge congratulations to these authors for creating such brilliantly imagined and magically written stories which will provide wonderful readings for our 10th Birthday event. Within the ten are an extraordinary range of writing styles and story lines, everything from the challenge of being a foster parent to reaching the edge of the flat world and strategies for healing amputee starfish. FABULOUS!
There are five newcomers to SSS, so I am delighted to welcome Cheryl Burman, David Goodland, Mhairi Gray, Sally Jenkinson and Sean Quigley who will be the 115th, 116th, 117th, 118th and 119th authors to read at an SSS event.
A special mention for Diana Humphrey who last read at SSS in October 2010. Welcome back, Diana, as well of course as old friends Jason, Kate, Nastasya and Nimue.
I note too that this is the first time in our 21 event history that Stroud area writers have not been in the majority.
See you on Sunday 9 May! Be there or be rectangular.