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The Change Makers & The Winning Streak

Writers pushing the boundaries of the form

Salons & Talks

In 2019, Word Factory is focussing on The Change Makers, an exclusive programme of salons and discussions with writers pushing the boundaries of the short story form, commissioned exclusively by Word Factory in partnership with Arts Council England to share new work and inspiration.

And our spring/summer masterclasses will focus on The Winning Streak, bringing you closer to recipients of some of the most important literary prizes in the UK, with a range of workshops and opportunities for you to share your work.

We have also launched our own exclusive limited edition imprint showcasing some of the best UK short story writing talent, The Guillemot Factory, with Guillemot Press (winners of the prestigious Michael Marks Award), and will be showcasing new talent in beautifully produced pamphlets. Our commitment to supporting new talent is also backed this year by partners in our renowned mentoring award, the Word Factory Apprentice Award: Arts Council England, New Writing North, Comma Press, Writing West Midlands and Literature Works.

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Word Factory Salons

Join us throughout the year at our intimate salons for stories and literary conversation. We guarantee a warm welcome and a glass of wine. All salons are at Waterstones Piccadilly unless otherwise stated.

Salon #71

Being Various: New Irish Writing at the Irish Embassy
A fantastic opportunity to share an evening with some of the finest Irish writers of our time. Being Various, New Irish Short Stories (Faber) explores a multi-cultural country at a transitional point in history, depicting lives and a sense of belonging in Ireland that's relevant to us all. Word Factory is delighted to celebrate the anthology at a wine reception hosted by the Irish Ambassador Adrian O'Neill and Cathy Galvin at the Irish Embassy in London.
Please note: though the event is free, it is vital to book your place in advance so that your name can be added to our special guest list.

June 27, 2019 6:00 pm