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Dazzled

June 27th 2018

More than twenty years after his first encounter with ‘Kleist in Thun’, BEN WINCH continues to be dazzled: ‘each time I gaze into that mirror—a mirror-within-mirror, and therefore, if the angle’s just right, a particularly dazzling one—I see a different face. ’

Getting Intimate with Place

November 6th 2017

STORY DISCUSSION: Author MARY O’DONNELL discusses the importance of place in the short story: ‘…That’s what’s needed when we consider ‘place’. A knowledge of it as intimate as our own skin, and a sense of how to get behind that skin as we turn the wheels of imagination and bring into being a work which will be all the more memorable for having been defined by place.’

Festive Story: Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Blue Carbuncle’

December 16th 2016

FESTIVE STORY: Rounding off the THRESHOLDS year, we bring you a festive treat in the form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Christmassy short story ‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’…

Short Story Masterclass with… Kevin Barry

December 7th 2016

PODCAST: Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author Kevin Barry about the short story’s lack of room for maneuver, the timing and rhythm of stories, mystery in your writing, and the relationship of memory to imagination…

Short Story Masterclass with… Petina Gappah

November 11th 2016

PODCAST: In the first instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award-winning author PETINA GAPPAH about method writing, addressing pain through stories, and the voices of a writer…

The Road to Small Wonder

September 26th 2016

SHORT STORY FESTIVAL: This year, the Small Wonder Festival gets underway on Wednesday 28th September – grown from a long-weekend to a five-day celebration of the exquisite short story form…

Short Story Masterclass with… Marina Warner

April 6th 2016

PODCAST: In the final instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award-winning author Marina Warner about the domestic in fairy tales, rewriting and re-imagining myths, and balancing research with imagination…

Short Story Masterclass with… Salley Vickers

February 24th 2016

PODCAST: In the second instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with acclaimed author SALLEY VICKERS about psychology and the short story, anarchy, maternal betrayal, tapping into unlived lives, and the misunderstandings of human relationships…

The Art of Researching

November 30th 2015

In this downloadable essay, Professor of Creative Writing VASILIS PAPAGEORGIOU discusses artistic research and the mechanisms that have grown around our work in the academic system.

Live to Write… Love to Read

September 9th 2015

Neil Hargreaves talks to us about Cut a Long Story (CUT) – a wonderful new e-publishing social network, developed by writers for writers.

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