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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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Cathy Galvin shortlisted for Inaugral Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Huge congratulations to Word Factory’s Founder and Director, Cathy Galvin, who has been shortlisted for the inaugural Spread The Word Life Writing Prize in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre for her piece, ‘The Missing Sixth’. The announcement was made this evening at a special event at Goldsmiths in London.

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