Alt.Fiction festival – thumbs up

Nobody threw tomatoes and there was some polite applause- and even some laughter

Alt-fiction2012 programme coverHad a great time at the alt.fiction event at the Phoenix Centre in Leicester this weekend. Well worth going and I am looking forward to next year already. The rail service let me down Sunday, but that’s a different story.

Highlights are listed below. 

  • meeting Twitter friends, especially @mariaAsmith
  • making new friends, including  @IsoldeJansma
  • Short Story Workshop by Alex Davis – all about how to sell your short stories and introducing us to the excellent Duotrope website
  • Meeting the writer Graham Joyce (@Grafire) and buying his book and getting his signature
  • Attending the reading of an excellent radio play by Keith Large (@KeithLarge3) – the very funny Carrot Nappers.

And, of course, reading my short story extract at the Flash Fiction open mic session. It wasn’t sci-fi, fantasy or horror, but nobody threw tomatoes and there was some polite applause- and even a little laughter. (And, I better just clarify, the piece was supposed to be funny.)


Author: Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, Doctor, woman, etc.

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