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Literary Event, Sat 1 Jun 2019

Writing the Award Winning Contemporary Short Story

Writing the Award Winning Contemporary Short Story

Details

Part of the Northern Short Story Festival 2019.

There are more competitions and awards for short fiction than there have ever been, from big hitters from The Short Story Award to the BBC National Short Story Awards, to smaller players.

This workshop with multi- award winning writer and Ill Will author Michael Stewart looks at a range of winning stories in the context of creating your own work of fiction. We will work on a few inspiration exercises before looking at issues of craft and technique.

Michael Stewart is a multi-award winning writer, born and brought up in Salford, who moved to Yorkshire in 1995 and is now based in Bradford. He has written several full length stage plays, one of which, Karry Owky, was joint winner of the King’s Cross Award for New Writing, as well as securing work in radio and television.

He was the winner of the BBC Short Range competition in 2002 and the BBC Alfred Bradley Award in 2003 and his plays have been performed in Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, London, and extensively throughout the country. His radio play Excluded was shortlisted for the Imison Award 2008. Space Circus, a co-written play for Chol Theatre, was shortlisted for the Brian Way 2009.

He was writer in residence at Theatre in the Mill in Bradford (2005-2008), and is now Head of Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield, where he is editor of Grist Books.

His debut novel, King Crow, was published in January 2011 by Bluemoose Books. In October 2011, the book was awarded the Not the Booker prize by The Guardian newspaper, and has garnered many excellent reviews. Read more here. It was selected for the Read Regional campaign and as a recommended read for World Book Night.

Couples, his first collection of poetry, was published by Valley Press on Valentine’s Day 2013. His other books include, Café Assassin (novel: Bluemoose Books). And Mr Jolly (short fiction: Valley Press).

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Carriageworks Theatre has two performance spaces the main auditorium with 300 seats and a studio space with 55 seats as well as 7 conference rooms of various sizes and configurations. The venue is fully accessible including changing places facilities. Please contact Box Office in advance of visit to discuss any accessibility questions.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Jun 2019 10:00 to 12:00

Prices

Tickets are £14.

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Fri 26 Apr Pricks
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Wed 1 - Sat 4 May Guys and Dolls
Fri 3 May Stand Up & Improv Show
Sat 4 May Guys and Dolls
Mon 6 May The Man Without A Past

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    Contact

    Northern Short Story Festival

    Address

    3 Millennium Square,
    Leeds,
    West Yorkshire,
    LS2 3AD

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Carriageworks Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80096 Long: -1.54806

    By Car:

    From all routes into Leeds follow signs for the city loop. Once on the city loop go past the Town Hall on your left and follow the road round. Take the next left into Rossington Street. The Carriageworks is found on Millenium Square which is a pedestrian area. Parking can be found on Rossington Street or at The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds railway station walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross over this road and carry straight on. Cross over Great George Street and over to Rossington Street. Follow directions as above.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Carriageworks Theatre has two performance spaces the main auditorium with 300 seats and a studio space with 55 seats as well as 7 conference rooms of various sizes and configurations. The venue is fully accessible including changing places facilities. Please contact Box Office in advance of visit to discuss any accessibility questions.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
    • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

    General

    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system
    • YesVisual alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair