Episode 19: The Longest Day
20 June 2012 at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH | 7:00 PM
In celebration of the first ever International Short Story Day on the shortest night of the year, The Special Relationship is teaming up with hosts Comma Press and Stone Skin Press for a blow out at The Book Club!
Join us for a duet performance from Jarred McGinnis and Sam Taradash, flash-fiction from Scottish author and lecturer Dilys Rose, and short story readings from Adam Marek and Janqui Mehta. Plus screenings of short films.
Admission is FREE for this special night celebrating International Short Story Day!
Dilys Rose lives in Edinburgh and teaches on the Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She writes mainly poetry and fiction but has also written some drama and, more recently, text for music. Awards she has received include: The Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story award (1991), Society of Authors’ Travel Award (1998), two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards (1993, 1999), Canongate Prize (2000), UNESCO/City of Literature fellowship (2006), and the McCash prize (2006).
Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. His first story collection ‘Instruction Manual for Swallowing’ was nominated for the Frank O’Connor Prize. His stories have appeared in many magazines, including: Prospect and The Sunday Times Magazine, and in many anthologies including ‘Lemistry’, ‘Litmus’ and ‘The New Uncanny’ from Comma Press, ‘The New Hero’ from Stoneskin Press, and ‘The Best British Short Stories 2011′.
Stone Skin Press: Where genre meets literature, where geek culture meets the mainstream, there is Stone Skin Press. With a series of literary anthologies to challenge the boundaries between genres and creative scenes, Stone Skin gathers together writers from such disparate fields as gaming, literary fiction, F/SF, film, YA, comics, and podcasting. Its eclectic author rosters bring colliding perspectives to bear on themes that combine the classic with the surprising. http://www.stoneskinpress.com/
Janqui Mehta is a new writing talent, re-telling her family’s stories as magical realist fables. Her first published story will be released in Stone Skin Press’s anthology of modern Aesop tales –’ The Lion and the Aardvark’.