Short Story Reading Club

Sunday mornings (see dates below)
          10am -12pm / Free (Booking essential

Get yourself a coffee and cake and settle down with a lovely group of people for two hours of discovery and discussion. Each month, we select three short stories by writers old and new, well-loved or little-known. Everyone receives photocopies of the stories to follow and annotate as we read, or you can simply close your eyes, sit back and listen. We are a diverse group aged 16 to 85, of all backgrounds and reading levels - no need to read or prepare in advance. A very civilised way to spend a Sunday morning. 

04 November 2018

Venue: House of Friendship, Lewes
Note different start time: 11.00am-12.30pm

frank o’connor - ‘My oedipus complex’
Edith Pearlman - ‘Fidelity’
janice galloway - ‘Last thing’

Followed by a day-long session of The writing space - more info here

09 december 2018

Venue: House of Friendship, Lewes

Helen dunmore - ‘With shackleton’
edna o’brien
F Scott Fitzgerald

Followed by a day-long session of The writing space - more info here

past events…

Sat 29 Sept / Sun 30 Sept

join us at the small wonder festival at charleston to read stories by authors performing at the festival before going to their events.

FREE - booking essential
(email us to book)

13 may 2018

Dorothy parker
ben okri
chris power

11 march 2018

james joyce
lorrie moore
Anne Enright

4 February 2018

Sarah Hall
yiyun Li
Stories from 'banthology'

november 2017

primo levi
franz kafka
miranda july

october 2017

Leonora Carrington
Grace Paley



september 2017

small wonder salon:
Mark haddon
jessie greengrass
tessa hadley
Penelope Lively
'refugee tales'

july 2017

John Steinbeck
sherwood Anderson
willa Cather

June 201

lucia berlin
Jhumpa Lahiri

may 2017

virginia woolf
hassan blasim
mark haddon

january 2017

william trevor
elizabeth taylor
daphne du maurier

december 2016

katherine mansfield
George saunders
O Henry

october 2016

shirley jackson
vladimir nabakov
jim crace

september 2016

ali smith
Kirsty Logan
Petina Gappah
Carys Bray

august 2016

john cheever
kate chopin
tania Hershman

July 2016

angela carter
janet Frame

June 2016

jorge luis borges
junot diaz
clarice lispector

may 2016

james salter
John updike
Diane Cook

april 2016

Raymond Carver
Tobias Wolff
miranda july

march 2016

ernest hemingway
lydia davis
adam marek