The last Ace Stories event for 2010 is at the Hotel Pelirocco tomorrow, Sunday November 13 at 6pm, featuring James Miller, Jeff Sheppard, and Brighton-based author Louise Halvardsson. (Louise’s work will also be featured in ‘Into the Dark’, a night of short stories, read by actors at the New Venture Theatre, next Friday, November 19, at 7.45 pm. Submit stories of up to 1500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday.)
At the Brighton Dome on Thursday November 18 at 7.30pm, former Labour MP Clare Short talks to the Egyptian feminist author Nawal El Saadawi. And the Storyville Women Writer’s Festival is at the Dome next weekend, featuring talks by Jackie Kay, Lionel Shriver and Ali Smith.
‘3000 Words to Change the World’ is a short story competition just launched by Quilliant, the online writers’ community, in aid of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
Finally, don’t miss Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel‘s account of a recent experience of life as a hospital patient, ‘After Visiting Hours’, in today’s Guardian.
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'Remnants' by Su Blackwell, Bronte Parsonage Museum
James Burt and Ellen de Vries are running the first of the Brighton Creative Writing sessions (‘Writing and Painting From Life’) on Saturday at New England House. Tickets are £20, please pre-book online or call 07709546714.
Or if you feel like getting away from it all, why not visit the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, Yorkshire, whose first Festival of Women’s Writing takes place this weekend, with Kate Mosse and Carol Ann Duffy dropping by.
Coming on September 23-26, the ‘Small Wonder’ Short Story Festival at Charleston, East Sussex, promises appearances by A.S. Byatt, Alexei Sayle, Stella Duffy, and Michele Roberts.