Thursday, 3 November 2022

New Anthology Vol Three 2018-22 + Videos of our seven Greatest Hits stories at Cheltenham Literature Festival

With Sanity Clause on his way, please note that you can buy the new anthology in local shops or order it online for postal delivery from the same outlets. They are Made-in-Stroud in Kendrick Street, Stroud and the Yellow-lighted Bookshop in Nailsworth. 

It contains 69 stories by 48 Gloucestershire authors in 316 pages and sells for £12. 

More information about the anthology is here.

On 10 October we celebrated our ten year anniversary and our new anthology with a special Stroud Short Stories event at Cheltenham Literature Festival by presenting my seven favourite stories from the 69 in the new anthology Stroud Short Stories Volume Three 2018-2022.

If you pop over to the SSS YouTube page you can see the videos of all seven stories being read by their authors - Geoff Mead, Sally Jenkinson, Robin Booth, Emma Kernahan, Steve Wheeler, Jason Jackson and Sarah Hitchcock.

Simply unmissable. Please watch here.


Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Time Event 30 October 2022

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Time-themed event on Sunday 30 October at the 150-seater Cotswold Playhouse. 

The event was a sell-out with a fabulous audience showing their full appreciation of the ten wonderful stories read by their authors. 

This was our 25th event and the opening event of the 2022 Stroud Book Festival.

Here are the authors in the order in which they read. 

Huge thanks for the images to Angela Fitch.

Robin Booth who read Shelf Life

Hannah Glickstein who read And is it too late now to learn Hebrew?

Nimue Brown who read Swallowed by Time

Mhairi Gray who read Silk Bomb

Archie Woolls who read The Basement

Nick Adams who read No-time

Val Ockwell who read The Arrangement

Philip Douch who read That Question

Simon Piney who read Birthday Present

Sarah Hancock who read The Globe