Saturday 2 June 2018, 21:15 – 22:30 as part of Hidden Door Festival.

Fall headfirst into another world! Join writers join Kirsty Logan (A Portable Shelter, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales), Ryan Vance (F(r)iction, Gutter) and Heather Parry (The Stinging Fly, 404 Ink) as they explore the unexpected, the uncanny and the weird in this immersive event celebrating the art of the short story.

Three tall tales will take from one world to another, with immersive settings and surprises that will put you right in the centre of the story.

Ryan Vance is a writer and editor based in Glasgow, with work published in New Writing Scotland, Gutter Magazine, The Glasgow Review of Books and The Dark Mountain. Between 2010 and 2016 he created and edited The Queen’s Head, a speculative fiction magazine, has also edited fiction for The Island Review and currently edits reviews for Gutter. In 2017 he created Queer Words Project Scotland, a mentoring scheme for Scottish writers.

Heather Parry is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. She won the 2016 Bridge Award for an Emerging Writer and was the Cove Park 2017 Emerging Writer. She has been published in several magazines, including The Stinging Fly, and 404 ink, and she has performed her work at numerous live events, including the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival. She has recently finished her first novel,  and is now working on her second (and third).

Kirsty Logan is a writer of novels and short stories. Her published books are The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in print and online, translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. She has collaborated with musicians, graffiti artists, sound artists, and photographers, and regularly performs at events and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Her fourth book, The Gloaming was published by Harvill Secker in April 2018.


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