Scones and Short Stories

Scones and Short Stories

Sunday 10th June: 16.00

Tessa Hadley, Chris Power and Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Presented in association with Small Wonder Short Story Festival, Charleston’s annual celebration of short form fiction.

The short story is enjoying a renaissance. Or so it seems. But did it ever really go away? We bring together two of Britain’s foremost short story writers to discuss the opportunities and limits of short form fiction, in conversation with esteemed literary editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.

Since 2007 Chris Power has written his ‘Brief Survey of the Short Story’ for The Guardian. His debut collection of stories is Mothers, a globetrotting exploration of rootlessness and intoxication in contemporary London and beyond.

He will be joined by author and critic Tessa Hadley, whose collection Bad Dreams was published by Penguin last year.

Venue: The Ballroom, Balham Bowls Club

Price: £10 including scones and tea/coffee