Coming Soon – the Launch of Millie and Bird and Tales of Paradise

STOP PRESS: our Julia’s Cafe workshop is now FULL. We will be in touch with everyone before the day with arrangements for lunch. Look forward very much to seeing you all there on Sat march 7th.

Coming soon from RoomToWrite – the launch of Avril Joy’s short story collection from Iron PressMillie and Bird and Tales of ParadiseFriday March 20th at Teikyo 7.30 ALL welcome

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERA‘This collection explores the world of the Costa Prize winning story Millie and Bird: a northern landscape of fragile lives bound by the invisible threads of place. The stories in this haunting collection have appeared in literary journals and on prize shortlists with Millie and Bird winning the 2012 Costa Short Story prize. A soldier flees the enemy, a woman buries a pig, a girl goes in search of her father – these are stories of northern lives, of what is lost and found, and of how we survive…these are the people who live in Paradise, their lives fragile, caught like sheep’s wool on wire, each with its own unique story and secret heart.’





Celebrations and Novellas

Coming soon –  watch this space for our judges comments on the RoomtoWrite competition entries. Also photos from our reception for prize winners at Teikyo on Wednesday evening. We’re  very excited now with only two days to go and everything in place for a great celebration: our shortlisted writers, the photographer, the wine and all round great company – see you there…

Our novella course is filling up fast – if you’re interested take a look here and don’t delay.

‘A novella is a short work of fiction. It is a film for the mind – short enough to read in one sitting, but large enough to provide a satisfying read.’ Meike Ziervogel

The Novella Workshop

The Novella – A Workshop for Writers

Date: Sat October 25th, 10.00am – 4pm with a break for lunch (bring your own or visit the Oriental Museum café)

Venue: Teikyo University of Japan – Durham City – opposite the Oriental Museum. Free car parking.

Tutors: Avril Joy – & Wendy Robertson

Cost: £40.00

For details of the workshop and how to book your place Click HERE