The Northern Short Story Festival 2017, Saturday 3 June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
Date & Time: 03/06/2017 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: £5.00 - £20.00
Workshop: Crime Writing
2:30 – 4:00 / £9. Book your ticket here.
With Jacob Ross
This intensive workshop on writing crime fiction will focus on plotting, settings, developing distinct and convincing characters plus techniques for maintaining and enhancing pace.
Jacob Ross is an acclaimed novelist, short story writer, editor and creative writing tutor. In 2016 he published The Bone Readers, the first in his Camaho quartet of hotly anticipated crime novels, which won the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year. Born in Grenada, Jacob was expelled in 1983 in the U.S. led invasion, and came to England. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received Grenada’s highest literary award for his contribution to literature in 2011.
Book Launch: Come Let Us Sing Anyway
5:45 – 6:45 / Free.
With Leone Ross and Peepal Tree Press editor, Jeremy Poynting.
Join us for readings by author, Leone Ross and conversation with editor Jeremy Poynting as we celebrate the launch of Leone’s new short story collection, Come let Us Sing Anyway.
From headless schoolgirls, to talking food and threesomes, pretty much anything can (and will) happen in these witty, weird and wonderful world short stories. Ranging from flash fiction to intense psychological drama, magical realism and erotica, these strange, clever and beautifully crafted stories may sometimes tickle, sometimes shock; but will always engage both the intellect and the heart.
Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and lecturer in fiction writing. She was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Leone Ross is the critically acclaimed, Orange Prize longlisted author of the novels All the Blood Is Red and Orange Laughter.