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Better Than A Valentine…

…a whole year of Sublime Women!


Salon-#40Our Masterclass on Saturday February 27th may be sold out, but we still have space on our monthly (free!) Short Story Club and tickets available for the evening Salon!

This month, our Short Story Cub will look at Angela Carter’s ‘Gun for the Devil’. The club takes place just before our evening salon at Waterstones, Piccadilly and is free to attend, but please let us know you’re coming! Email sophie@thewordfactory.tv to book your place and receive a copy of the text.

In the evening, Dame Marina Warner and Helen Simpson will launch our Sublime Women programme for 2016 with an evening of readings from their own work and a discussion of the life and writing of Angela Carter. Hosted by Word Factory director Cathy Galvin. Book tickets here.


The Sublime Women programme:
Credit: Kimberly ButlerThroughout 2016, we are celebrating Sublime Women: contemporary and classic female short story writers, with fantastic salons and events featuring Tobias Wolff, Neil Gaiman, and many more.

Our 2016 Masterclass programme is designed to bring you closer to leading writers in small, exclusive groups with close tuition and guidance.

The year has been planned to inspire your creativity with classes and talks linked to our salons and reading group, all drawing on the highest quality classic and contemporary short story writing.

And if you want to get behind the mic and showcase your work, our Sublime Women programme encourages do just that!

As part of the programme, we’re offering you the chance to read at our evening salons.

Get inspired at our February salon and send a story of no more than 2,000 words for consideration; you could be reading at our salon in March! All stories should be sent to sophie@thewordfactory.tv. The deadline for entry is March 10th.


What’s on in 2016?
Salon-#41If you’re unable to join us this February, do not fear! We have a fabulous year of events planned.

On March 19th, A.L Kennedy will join us for a Masterclass on ‘He, she and me: writing in and out of gender’ and there will be an evening of inspiration with A.L Kennedy, K.J Orr and Word Factory readers.

Saturday April 23rd, Janice Galloway will celebrate and investigate Muriel Spark in her Masterclass,‘Muriel Spark: heading towards the light’. In the evening, we will celebrate the Bronte siblings with Tracy Chevalier, Helen Dunmore and Evie Wylde.

For a full listing of the events this year and to book your place, head over to our events page. Any queries, please contact Alison by email: alison@thewordfactory.tv

For priority booking and to save on all future Masterclasses and events, don’t forget you can become a Friend or Fellow of Word Factory – you will also be helping the sustainability of the only organisation in the UK promoting and supporting quality short story writing – a unique not-for-profit literary company, run by and for writers. More info here.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

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