Story Shop 2013 – our writers!

Story Shop 2013 – our writers!

June 21, 2013

On this, the longest day of the year, and the day before National Flash Fiction Day, we’ve got some lovely news about the shortest of forms – we’re delighted to announce our Story Shop writers for 2013!

Story Shop, now in its sixth year, is a series of daily 10 minute flash fiction and short story readings by local emerging writers. In partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, this is the perfect chance to hear some of the up-and-coming talent living and working in Edinburgh today.

Our writers will each read their story in the Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival at 4pm, a free event for anyone and everyone hungry for great new writing.

We had over 100 submissions this year, and it was very difficult to pick just 17 for each of the days of the festival. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to share their words with us – we were thrilled with the volume and variety of entries, and the originality and range we encountered.

We’ll be telling you more about our super 17 in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our website for more information and a full reading schedule. For those unable to join us in person – we’ll be recording our Story Shoppers in action, so you can enjoy their readings from the comfort of your armchair. Roll on August!

Edinburgh’s own Robert Louis Stevenson said: “When I suffer in mind, stories are my refuge; I take them like opium; and consider one who writes them as a sort of doctor of the mind.”; we’re thrilled to present our 17 ‘mind doctors’ to you for 2013…

Story Shop 2013

  • Sydney Weinberg
  • Rosie Hopegood
  • M. Louise Kelly
  • Martin MacInnes
  • Ross McCleary
  • Katy Hulme
  • Claire Marchant-Collier
  • Shelley Day Sclater
  • Vicki Jarrett
  • Bethany Williams
  • J. A. Sutherland
  • Catherine Simpson
  • Colm Herron
  • Colin Herd
  • Thomas J. MacColl
  • Darci Bysouth
  • Mark Craddock