Welcome to Fictions of Every Kind: Elements. Fictions is Leeds' longest running literary social. We aim to support anybody engaged in the lonely act of writing. Anybody is welcome at Fictions!
This month, a special offer for prose writers (read on to find out more!)
Our invited speakers this month are ABI CURTIS and CHARLOTTE EICHLER.
Abi Curtis is Professor of Creative Writing at York St John University. She has won an Eric Gregory Award and Somerset Maugham Award for her poetry collections, The Glass Delusion (Salt, 2013) and Unexpected Weather (Salt, 2009). She has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing and is inspired by art, psychology, science and the environment. Water & Glass, her first novel, is published by Cloud Lodge Books.
Charlotte Eichler’s poems have appeared in magazines such as Blackbox Manifold, PN Review, The Rialto and Stand, and her first pamphlet, Their Lunar Language, is coming out with Valley Press in 2018. She grew up in Hertfordshire and now lives near Leeds.
+ Fictions of Every House Band + Writers' Open Mic (with special offer for prose writers!) Sign up to our Writers' open mic from 19.30 on the night, at which true stories, flash fiction, short fiction, and excerpts of larger work all are welcome. Please keep your contributions at 5 minutes or under - don't make us ring our dreaded BELL at you!
**SPECIAL OFFER FOR PROSE WRITERS** do you want to read a part of your work at Fictions, but aren't sure how much / what to read? We will help you choose a section. Send us a 2000 word excerpt of your work, and we'll give it a read and suggest which section/s you should go for to make the best use of your slot. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note, the reading will not be a full critique, and merely will be us suggesting which bit we think would work well read aloud.
Entry to Fictions of Every Kind: Elements is £3
* Please note: Wharf Chambers is a members club, and you must be a member to attend an event here. Joining costs £1 and takes a minimum of 48 hours to take effect. To join, see www.wharfchambers.org/join