ONLINE SALES CLOSED. TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR @ ST PETER DE BEAUVOIR FROM 6.30 PM FRI 15 OCT
Join us for the best in inventive new mini-fictions, from the press that celebrates the novelette, Open Pen. Get in the mood for BFDay21 with this free opening event featuring short, sharp, smart readings from the excellent Bonny Brooks, Sarah Manvel and Morgan Omotoye.
Friday 15 October 7-8 pm, chaired by Fernando Sdrigotti
Free but booking recommended. Your confirmation email is your ticket.
Bonny Brooks is a fiction writer, journalist, and researcher. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for prizes like Fish and she has won Arts and Humanities Research Council Awards. She has appeared on the BBC World Service and her poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her journalism has appeared in The Independent and The Huffington Post and others.
Sarah Manvel is the author of YOU RUIN IT WHEN YOU TALK, a novelette published by Open Pen in 2020 and she's thrilled to be here not least because Burley Fisher was the only bookshop to congratulate its launch on twitter. She is also the chief critic for the film review website criticsnotebook.com, and was selected as one of the Media Inclusion Initiative participants at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. If you want to discuss No Time to Die in great detail she's your woman.
Author of HERE IS WHERE, Morgan Omotoye was a bright, happy go lucky sort of chap, fighting all manner of Monster, Ghosts, and Zombies with his friends like there was no tomorrow. Glory days. Then the fiasco in Harrow, the loss of his cursed Samurai sword… ghouls… screaming… shadows, oh the shadows. Morgan writes now.
Fernando Sdrigotti was born in Rosario (Argentina) in the late 1970s. His fiction and critical writing has appeared widely online and in print, and has been translated into French, Italian, Turkish, Norwegian, Arabic, Bosnian and Spanish. He is the author of several books, including SHITSTORM (Open Pen, 2018), Grey Tropic (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019) and Jolts (Influx Press, 2020). He lives in London.