Friday 28 September (part of Small Wonder, THE short story festival)
9.30am - 5pm at Charleston
The short story is frequently described as the most testing literary form: subtly nuanced and allowing for minuscule and transient shifts of perception, a timely and resonant ending is particularly hard to achieve. Jackie Kay will explore the art of endings and ways in which a story can continue in the reader’s mind long after it has finished. ‘You can carry the story around with you in your head and if you put it down in a large field it should still glow because of its intensity' she says of the form.
Jackie Kay has published three collections of short stories, the most recent of which is Reality, Reality. Her novel, Trumpet, won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and her autobiographical Red Dust Road won the 2011 Book of the Year in the Scottish Book Awards. She teaches creative writing at Newcastle University.
£65 (£55 students) including lunch, tea and coffee
Supported by the Booker Prize Foundation
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