Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Short Story Conference

‘The Story Shall Be Changed’: Tales and Re-tellings in the Short Story

Saturday July 21st, 2007
Edge Hill University

The second short story conference at Edge Hill, bringing together writers, researchers and literary scholars.

Speakers include:

Professor Alan Wall (Richard Dadd in Bedlam and Other Stories)
Andy Sawyer (Science Fiction Foundation, University of Liverpool)
Cecilia Morreau (Leaf Books)

The conference is linked with the inaugural presentation of the Edge Hill Prize, for a published single author collection from the British Isles. This year’s shortlist is:

Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things
Jackie Kay, Wish I Was Here
Nicholas Royle, Mortality
Colm Toibin, Mothers and Sons
Tamar Yellin, Kafka in Bronteland

Judges are A.L. Kennedy, Andrew Cant of Simply Books and Ailsa Cox, Reader in English and Writing at Edge Hill. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at the Royal Exchange, Manchester on July 20th.

Jackie Kay, Nicholas Royle and Tamar Yellin have confirmed that they will be reading at the conference. There will also be readings by short story authors including E.A. Markham, Sarah Salway, David Evans and David Swann.

This is the second annual conference hosted by the North West Short Story Network, supported by Lancaster University, Liverpool Hope, St Martin’s Lancaster, University of Chester, Bolton University, Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University (Cheshire).

Booking Fees: £55/£30 (students, unwaged)

To book please log on to the website or contact Trish Molynuex, Dept. of English, Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd., Ormskirk L39 4QP.

W: www.edgehill.ac.uk/shortstory

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