Past Meetup

Writing Short Stories with Zoe Fairbairns

Price: £10.00 /per person

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For this special guest talk, we welcome writer, lecturer and creative writing tutor, Zoe Fairbairns.

Zoe works as a tutor on the Short Story Writing ( course for CityLit - among many other roles - so I'm really pleased that she will be coming in to share her know-how, tips and professional advice on writing in this form. As usual, we'll have Zoe speaking for a bit followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

More about Zoe:

Zoe Fairbairns’ short story collection How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous? is published by Five Leaves ( Her stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and published in magazines such as The Yellow Room and The Mechanics’ Institute Review, websites such as Smoke, a London Peculiar and Paragraph Planet, and in anthologies including The Seven Deadly Sins and Tales of Psychotherapy. She has also published novels including Benefits and Closing. She teaches short story writing at the City Lit in London. Her latest book is Write Short Stories And Get Them Published: Teach Yourself published by Hodder Education.For more about Zoe, please visit her website (

Costs: £10 per session; please pay by PayPal when you RSVP.

Location: The Shooting Star is less than 5mins walk from Liverpool Street station, on the central Line. Take the Bishopsgate exit from the main rail concourse, cross the road, turn left at Dirty Dicks pub onto Middlesex Street. The pub is about 100 metres down on the right-hand side, past Nandos, and we meet in the function room downstairs.