Sunday, June 17, 2012

Longest day...but shortest night

"International" short story day, is on the longest day (or shortest night) of the year, in the UK, but elsewhere of course, its the other way round. Any excuse, you might say, but given the unseasonal (seasonal?) weather of late, snuggling down with a good story is as much a thing for the long summer evenings as the short winter ones.

There's a whole range of activities going on  - possibly at a location near you - on Wednesday night for International Short Story Day, and the website has its fair share of resources if you're not sure where to start.

I'm actually in Belfast with work, so I'll miss the Manchester offering, but don't let that stop you going to see England v. Germany (or a variation thereof) at Blackwells, with Clare Massey and Anneliese Mackintosh

For my part, I'll probably take the new Salt Book of Best British Short Stories  along on my travels, or possibly "Last Night" by James Salter

Which reminds me, that following on from last week's independent book market, you can now download (for a short time for Free) an anthology of short fiction and poetry from readers at that event, including my good self. Its called The Hat You Wear and is available for Kindle. Don't worry if you've not got a Kindle, you can still download the Kindle app for iPhone, iPad or Android from your various market places.

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