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6:30 - 8:30pm

The Word Bookshop

314 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF

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We are delighted to announce that Sarah Evans will be reading from her short story 'Scratching the Surface'.

Sarah Evans has had many short stories published in anthologies, literary journals and online. She has been shortlisted by the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and been awarded prizes by, amongst others: Words and Women, Stratford Literary Festival and the Bridport Prize. Her work is also included in several Unthology volumes, Best New Writing and Shooter Magazine.

Sarah tweets as @Sarah_mm_Evans

Sarah Evans Guts Publishing


Liam Hogan will be reading from his short story 'Better Babies'.

A London fiction writer and Oxford Physics graduate, his award winning short story 'Ana' appears in Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (NewCon Press). 'The Dance of a Thousand Cuts' appears in Best of British Fantasy 2018. Liam also hosts Liars' League, a live fiction event running in London, New York, Hong Kong and Leeds where professional actors read short stories.

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Liam Hogan Better Babies


Shringi Kumari will be reading from 'Garden of Vaginas'.

A drifter, Shringi likes to think, express and ask. She uses madhubani paintings, games, writing and dance as a medium to bare layered nuances. Her writings root from thoughts held in thin air, observations made in private and an endless pursuit of self. Shringi has been working in game development for the past 12 years and is now doing a PhD in the same field.

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Shringi Kumari Guts Publishing


Adem Ay will be reading from his short story 'My Gilly & Me'.

Adem Ay is a London based writer and filmmaker who has been struggling to write a competent feature film for ten years. That dishevelled guy in the cafe with the laptop and the cold cup of coffee - that’s him. He’s still going. To stay alive he writes short films for NGOs, a blog for a film website, and hosts his own pub quizzes.

Adem Ay Guts Publishing


Gerry Marsh will be reading from her short story 'He'.

Gerry Marsh is a London fiction writer and author of Tales of Urban Encounters (2018), a collection of short stories set in southeast London. Gerry has had her writing published in Therapy Today and The Guardian, and she has just finished writing Flight of the Dodo, a dystopian novel. As well, she has an MA in Creative Writing from University of Kent (2017).

Gerry Marsh Guts Publishing
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