I’m in London this weekend for cocktails and Soho stories at London’s most intimate literary event, The Word Factory #11 at The Society Club.
A night of short story readings, conversation & wine
Soak up all the atmosphere of London’s most intimate literary event in the company of master storytellers. This month their tales will take you from the heart of Soho to the further reaches of the imagination. Relax, let your mind wander and don’t forget to pass this email to your friends.
Saturday, 25th May
6-8pm at: The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place, Soho, W1F OJF
£10 on the door
Please RSVP to register your interest. Places are limited – see below for more details.
An RSVP puts your name on the door but turn up early to guarantee your place.
Helen Simpson is the author of five collections of stories, the most recent of which is In-Flight Entertainment. Last year Vintage Classics publishedA Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories,which included five stories from each of her five collections. She was chosen as the first Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists (1993), and has also received the Hawthornden Prize and the American E.M.Forster Award. She lives in London.
Ben Fountain is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. He has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and two Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Awards, among other honours and awards. His fiction has been published in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story and Stories from the South: The Year’s Best.
Roshi Fernando was born and brought up in London and holds a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Swansea. In 2009 she was awarded the Impress Prize for New Writers, for her composite novel, Homesick a series of interlinked short stories about a community of Sri Lankan immigrants in London, published by Bloomsbury. In 2011 her story, The Fluorescent Jacket, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story award. She is currently working on a novel and a collection of short stories.
Anna Stothard is a novelist and travel writer. She has lived in London, Washington DC, Beijing and Los Angeles. Her first novel, Isabel and Rocco, was published in 2004, followed by The Pink Hotel in 2011, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. The Pink Hotel has been translated all over the world and is being made into a film by Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. Anna’s latest book, The Art of Leaving, set in Soho about a girl obsessed by goodbyes and exits, is out now.