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A day of talks, readings and activity to celebrate the 4th annual Bristol Short Story Prize.

The Meek Inherit
Sat 16 Jul 11.00am – 6.00pm
Light Studio / Free
An exhibition of work by students from Henbury School inspired by Nastasya Parker’s short story
The Meek Inherit published in last year’s Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology.

Pictures In The Dust
Sat 16 Jul 11.00am – 6.00pm
Also showing throughout the day is an adaptation of Craig Hawes story Pictures in the Dust by Year 11 animation students from Fairfield School.

Women And Short Fiction
Sat 16 Jul 12.00pm
Writer, broadcaster and critic Bidisha chairs a panel exploring the link between women and short fiction with three leading exponents of the genre, Janice Galloway, Alison MacLeod and Sarah Salway.
Reading Short Stories
Sat 16 Jul 1.30pm
Is there an art to reading a short story? Join us for a discussion with acclaimed short story writer Tania Hershman, who is joined by short story fans including Scott Pack, creator of meandmyshortstories and Clare Hey, founder of trail-blazing digital short story publisher Shortfire Press.

Helen Oyeyemi And Stuart Evers In Conversation
Sat 16 Jul 3.30pm
Helen Oyeyemi and Stuart Evers are two of Britain’s most exciting writers. They will discuss their work with Joe Spurgeon, Editor of Venue Magazine. Following the event Helen and Stuart will sign copies of their latest books in the bookshop.

Choice Cuts
Sat 16 Jul 5.00pm / pre-booking essential
An opportunity to hear some of the city’s finest short story writers perform their work.