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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A Selection of Talented Writers.

Open Mic Night 25th November.

Wow! What a selection of talented writers. Twenty five authors turned up at ‘The Goat Inn’, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans to share their work.  The event was part of the National Short Story week and kicked off at 7:45pm with the wonderfully talented comedian, actress and writer Mandy Knight as MC. The pub was alive with laughter, applause and the odd barracking, all in good fun of course. Mandy kept everything in order and to time. 

The occasion was filmed by Kevin Bennett and Ian Cundell. Keep an eye out for an exclusive extract appearing on YouTube soon. 

Authors in order of appearance:

Lesley Eames - Breaking down.
Anne Ellis - Don’t ask, don’t tell.
Ellen Hanns – Waiting (poem).
Dave Weaver – Tweelight .
James Feilding – Untitled.
Ian Cundell – The Flower.
Kevin Bennett – Who’d Have Thought It.
Ellen Hanns– Burgess Hill (extract).
Jon Pinnock – Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens (extract forthcoming novel)
Tim Blinko – The Radiance (extract)
Steve Barley  – West Falkland’s Finest.
Sandra Norval– Libertine On Life (prequel to the novel)
Susanne Stanton  – It’s Time.
Mark Clementson – Secure in the knowledge that everything happens for a reason.
Oscar Windsor-Smith– Charity Begins
Jane Fookes – A trophy of war.
John Goh – The announcement of a new political philosophy.
Tina Shaw – Found one, lost one.
Ian Cundell – Lost Princess.
Toby Frost – Space Captain Smith (extract)
Susan K Franklin – Unwilling Sorceress (extract YA novel)
Nick Cook – Final Draft.
Janet Baldy – Pendulum.
Jenny Barden – To the Ends of the World (extract)
Katie Barron – Blaze, Unmade Bed & Last day (poems)
Simon Bowden – The Manual (extract)
John Spencer – Bill & Al (extract)
Jon Pinnock – Advice re Elephants.

This was a resounding success and bodes well for next year.

1 comment:

Leigh Russell said...

Sounds like a great evening!