Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Writers reading at our IWD event

Our programme for our International Women's Day event on the 8th March at the Fusion Digital Gallery in Norwich is a great one. We will be launching our anthology Words And Women: Two, published by Unthank Books, which includes winning entries from our prose competition and also the texts which we commissioned for ‘About’, our project on women and place which was supported by Arts Council England.

Four of our winning prose writers will be reading at the event: Anna Metcalfe, Holly McDede, Julianne Pachico and first prize-winner Lora Stimson.  See below for more info about them.

Words And Women: Two will be available to buy at the event for the special price of £10 per copy. 

More info about the rest of our programme will be posted on this blog over the next week. Do come along. The event is free to attend.

Anna Metcalfe
was born in Holzwickede in 1987. Her stories have been published in Tender Journal, Elbow Room, Lighthouse and The Warwick Review. In 2014, she was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Short Story Award. She lives in Norwich, where she is working on her first collection. Anna’s story The Professor is included in Words And Women: Two.

Holly J. McDede claims to be a 10th generation King's Lynn resident in order to fit in, but really, she moved to Norwich almost three years ago from California for secret reasons. She runs a radio show called the Norfolk Storytelling Project, where she explores hot topics such as new zebra crossings, English banana farming, and new public toilet facilities in Hailsham. Holly’s work The Game Of Love! features in Words And Women: Two.

Julianne Pachico grew up in Colombia and now lives in Norwich, where she is completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in Lighthouse Literary Journal, NewWriting.net and Salt's Best British Short Stories. Her pamphlet, The Tourists, is available with Daunt Books. She is currently completing a linked collection set in Colombia and working on a novel set in Mexico. Julianne’s story Kurt Cobain’s Son  appears in Words And Women: Two.

Lora Stimson studied creative writing at Norwich School of Art & Design and UEA. She’s published stories and poems with Nasty Little Press, Unthank Books, Ink, Sweat and Tears and Streetcake Magazine. In 2014 she was mentored by novelist Shelley Harris as part of the WoMentoring scheme. Her first novel, about sex, grief and model villages, currently hides in a drawer but she has higher hopes for her second novel, about twins, which received an Arts Council England grant and is now in its final edit. Lora works as a programme manager for Writers' Centre Norwich and sings with the bands Moonshine Swing Seven and The Ferries. She lives in Norwich with her husband and son. Her winning story Cornflake Girl is included in Words And Women: Two. 

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