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London’s Word Factory is the national organisation for short story excellence. Run by writers, not for profit but for passion. Word Factory is for everyone who loves stories, bringing brilliant writers and readers together for conversation and fun. Meet our authors, join our masterclasses and make use of our advice, news and information.

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Neil Gaiman – A conversation at the Word Factory

Internationally renowned writer Neil Gaiman gave a unique masterclass on short story writing at a London Word Factory salon in 2016. Sharing conversation with his friend and Word Factory host Cathy Galvin, Neil delivered an insight into the power of the form, his own writing practice and the perils ahead of all writers, whether they […]

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Our exclusive archive captures the imagination and wisdom of the world's leading short story writers, each film providing an invaluable resource for writers and readers alike.

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