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Creative Workshops

Exploring Story Worlds : This one-day workshop is an opportunity for you to work with award-winning short fiction writer K J Orr. She will guide you through a series of exercises designed to help you become better attuned to those things that really hold charge for you as a writer and capture your attention. This workshop is aimed at adults with an interest in, though not necessarily any prior experience of, creative writing and will be limited to 15 places.  Read More

Writing for Radio : This one-day workshop is aimed at those with some prior creative writing experience, in any format will explore the craft of writing stories for radio and other aural outlets. With Liz Allard and Alison MacCleod who have produced and written for radio extensively.  Read More

Participate in Events

Small Wonder Story Salon : Get to know the authors’ work ahead of the festival and discover new favourites with wine and lively conversation at a special candlelit story salon. Read More

Open Mic at On Islands event : your chance to perform your own original work – a 10 minute slot on the subject of Islands.  Budding and new writers should sign up ahead of time of the event on the day in The Nook at Charleston. Read More

Small Wonder Reading group : Join us to read a selection of stories from the weekend’s authors, we will read a variety of stories aloud, followed by lively discussion. Read More

Work at Small Wonder

We are always looking for people who want to be involved in the Festival, details of forthcoming jobs will be posted here shortly.

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Small Wonder - STORIES OF BRITISHNESS, image from event to be held on 29 September 2017 29 Sep
STORIES OF BRITISHNESS with Nikesh Shukla, Salena Godden

What stories do we tell ourselves, our family, officials and monitoring forms, about who we are More

Small Wonder - WELCOME TO THE CARIBBEAN, image from event to be held on 30 September 2017 30 Sep
WELCOME TO THE CARIBBEAN with Olive Senior, Anthony Joseph, Helen Klonaris

New Short Fiction and Poetry from Island Nations In this special event we are thrilled to More

Small Wonder - THE SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD, image from event to be held on 01 October 2017 01 Oct
THE SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD with Anne Enright, Neel Mukherjee

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world’s richest prize for a single story, is More

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