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Tue, 20 Jun


The Small City Bookshop

Rising Stars of the Short Story

Meet two emerging short story writers for an interactive panel discussing their work, their process, and their journeys to publication.

Rising Stars of the Short Story
Rising Stars of the Short Story

Time & Location

20 Jun 2023, 19:00 – 20:00

The Small City Bookshop, 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, UK

About the event

Join us for a panel with two rising stars of short fiction, Joshua Jones and Claire Carroll, both of whom will be publishing short story collections later this year.

Joshua Jones is a queer, neurodivergent writer from Llanelli, south Wales. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and is a qualified educator, facilitating writing workshops in Cardiff and across south Wales. He has been published by Poetry Wales, Broken Sleep Books, Nawr Magazine, Wales Arts Review, and more. He has been commenAn interactive workshop for writers of short stories, covering everything from the creative process to getting published.ded by The Poetry Society, and his short fiction was an award-winner in the Rhys Davies Short Story 2021 Prize, and came 3rd place in the Reflex Fiction Winter Prize, 2021. He co-founded and runs Dyddiau Du, a community art space and library in Cardiff. His debut short story collection Local Fires, will be published by Parthian Books in September 2023.

Claire Carroll lives in Somerset, UK, and writes experimental fiction about the intersection of nature, technology, and desire. She is also an editor at Lunate Journal and a PhD researcher at Bath Spa and Exeter Universities, where she explores how experimental writing – particularly short stories and prose-poetry – can reimagine how humans relate to the natural and non-human world. Claire’s short stories and poetry have been published by journals including The White Review, The London Magazine, perverse, The Oxonian Review, and Short Fiction Journal. Her debut collection of short stories, The Unreliable Nature Writer, is due for release with Scratch Books in 2024. 

Come along to our interactive Short Story Workshop before at 6pm.

An interactive workshop for writers of short stories, covering everything from the creative process to getting published.


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