Unsung Live #1: Short story evening

This is a past event

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After receiving such amazing feedback from our last event, we are now ready to announce our next Unsung Live date - a night of storytelling for people who like science fiction, fantasy and... well... stories!

The idea is simple: we find writers with stories to tell, give them a stage and a microphone, and let them loose. All the stories are going to be a little bit Unsung, so expect sci-fi, fantasy, horror, speculative, strange, exciting, funny, sad, scary, wise - the lot. Here’s what people said about our last event:

“Okay, @UnsungTweets you throw the best book launches.” @EllaJChappell (https://twitter.com/EllaJChappell/status/579052302243401728)

“Unsung Stories’ launch at Blackwell’s was excellent and inspiring.” @Observatweets (https://twitter.com/Observatweets/status/579048479420481536)

“... bringing out strange and wonderful things that I feel are right up your alley.” @KloKlo (https://twitter.com/KloKlo/status/579282257082519552)

This time we have a special bonanza lineup of four amazing authors:

• Gary Budgen (https://garybudgen.wordpress.com/) - Gary grew up and still lives in London. He has had fiction published in anthologies such as Sensorama, Where are We Going?; After the Fall and Fugue and magazines like Interzone, Sein und Werden, Dark Horizons, Morpheus Tales, M-Brane SF, and Theaker's Quarterly. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University and is a member of London Clockhouse Writers.

• Daniel Carpenter (https://winterhillmcr.wordpress.com/) - Daniel has been published on Metazen and The Irish Literary Review. His short fiction has appeared in the Boo Books anthology After the Fall, and has been shortlisted for the Manchester Climate Change Short Story Competition. His non-fiction has been published on Tor Dot Com and Bookmunch, and he tweets @dancarpenter85 (https://twitter.com/dancarpenter85)

• Ian Hocking (http://www.ianhocking.com) - Ian is the author of several books including Déjà Vu, published with Unsung Stories, and several science fiction works. He lives in Canterbury with Britta, three gerbils, and a VW Camper called Penelope.

• Aliya Whiteley (http://www.aliyawhiteley.wordpress.com) - Aliya is the author of The Beauty, from Unsung Stories which has been shortlisted by the Shirley Jackson and Saboteur Awards and placed on the honours list by the James Tiptree Jr Award. Her short stories appear in too many places to name (https://aliyawhiteley.wordpress.com/short-stories/), including Interzone, Black Static, Unsung Shorts (http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/short/2014/13/11/from-the-neck-up-by-aliya-whiteley), Sein und Werden, and the Rustblind and Silverbright anthology.

It's a free event and everyone is welcome, but space is limited so make sure you RSVP. We packed out Blackwells Holborn for our last event so don’t miss out.

And if you just can't wait until then to scratch that short story itch, sign up for Unsung Shorts and get an original short story delivered to your inbox once a fortnight.