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World's Shortest Stories? with David Williams
Mon 17 October 2016, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
Timed to coincide with the launch of his latest book HE and SHE: 1000 stories in 1000 tweets, David Williams demonstrates the craft of writing micro-fiction: stories confined within the space of a sentence or two. In a rich mixture of seriousness and fun, he illustrates the genre with some examples from around the world as well as extracts from his own work.
An unusual aspect of this event is inviting involvement from audience members. Prior to the event, any attendee who wishes may submit a micro-story of their own, on any subject. The only rule is that the entire story, including title, text, spaces and punctuation, must be no longer than 140 characters ie must be of a length that could be enclosed in the space of a single tweet.
The competition is free to enter, and you may submit as few or as many stories as you wish. Please send no later than Friday 14 October 2016 with your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
During his talk David Williams will read out the best examples and present a free copy of his new book to the writer of the best entry.
David Williams is a popular and experienced presenter of talks and workshops. He has been writing professionally for over 40 years in a wide variety of genres including novels, short stories, radio plays, educational publications and learning materials, articles and scripts. Recent works include a historical novel Mr Stephenson’s Regret, a contemporary thriller 11:59 and a psychological mystery As Close As You Are To Me.