Short Story Night 2013

butterfly-and-bookOn the shortest night of last year, during June 2012, Nottingham joined a host of other great cities worldwide to celebrate Short Stories with the wonderful Comma Press.  We had an incredible evening at the Broadway hearing some amazing tales, swapping shorts and enjoying a crazy story raffle to raise money for Book Aid.

What struck me about the evening more than anything (aside from the sheer love of this most beautiful form) was the generosity of everyone involved – from all the wonderful storytellers who took part then (thank you Caroline Smailes, Pete Davis, Nicola Monaghan, Frances Thimann, Giselle Leeb and Alison Moore) to the Broadway who provided us with such a great space, to Robin Vaughan-Williams and Anne McDonnell who kept me on track during the frantic run-up, and to all the great publishers (including Five Leaves, Comma Press and Pewter Rose) and writers who donated books, often signed copies, for that raffle J.  And not forgetting the amazing audience who spilt out of the room so that we had to fetch extra chairs…

Massive thanks!



Come to the Broadway Studio on the shortest day of the year, 21st December 2013, from 7.30pm, to hear stunning new stories from –

Alison Moore

Nicola Monaghan

Giselle Leeb

D P Watt

& Roberta Dewa


Pick up or swop a free short story (print one out or bring one of your very own to exchange – share the short story love!)


WIN fabulous signed collections and raise good money for a most excellent charity! (I can’t tell you how excited I am about this year’s donated prizes – very tempted to run off to Rio, or hide away at home and keep them all for myself, but I won’t, so…)


It’s all FREE!!!

What in the name of short stories are you waiting for??

Can’t wait to see you there! Xxxxx

To find out more, including where we’ll be and why it’s all so great and important, please visit: