Bristol Lit Fest
Bristol Writers' Group: Thing
Updated: Sep 1, 2019
7:30pm, 22 October
St John's Church, £8
Buy tickets here
Join Bristol Writers Group in the dark and mysterious crypt of St John on The Wall as they read a series of short stories on the theme of Things. Things of wonder, things of awe, some things that will make you laugh, some which will make you cry.
Hear members Gavin Watkins, Sarah Rowles, Piers Marter and Corinne Dobinson and
others read about their own things.
Bristol Writers Group have been producing Bristol inspired fiction both small and long for over a decade. They operate on a weekly basis meeting at members houses presenting their work and receive feedback from the rest of the group. They try to organise more than one literary event a year and are always on the look out for new members. If you are interested, speak to us afterwards.
Gavin Watkins' debut novel The Ultimate Career Move was published in 2016 by Tangent Books. It is a pop music conspiracy thriller inspired by the observation that many deceased pop stars have sold more records in death than when they were alive. He has also produced zines, collecting poetry, art and short stories, artists books and appeared in anthologies produced by Bristol Writers Group. He is also one of the core festival committee members.
Sarah Rowles is a part-time speech and language therapist, full time mother and an amateur writer in between. Sarah is currently working on a contemporary coming-of-age novel based on the themes of Peter Pan. Sarah specialises in dramatic readings of picture books to a receptive audience of two small children.
Piers Marter was one of the founding members of Bristol Writers Group 11 years ago. He is currently working on two science fiction novels for young adults.
Corinne Dobinson has been writing for eleven years but admits most of her work sits on her laptop. She likes to write about her observations and musings about everyday life as well as her more adventurous experiences of independent travel. Two of her short stories, A Fresh Start and A Step Too Far were published in Writing on the Lake, an anthology of local writers. Corinne belongs to both Bristol Writers Group and Bookshop Writers based in Clevedon.
Address: St John's Church, Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EZ