The London Short Story Festival

Thursday 18th June 09:00 - Sunday 21st June at London - Piccadilly


The second London Short Story Festival presents some of the most established contemporary short story writers alongside new emerging voices. With a huge variety of events such as masterclasses, talks, readings, discussions and free workshops, the festival guarantees an inspiring weekend for short story lovers, writers and those new to this glowing, often overlooked by the mainstream, literary form.




With Ben Okri, Kevin Barry, Laura van den Berg, Jon McGregor, Dame Marina Warner, Deborah Levy, Cynan Jones, Carys Davies, Toby Litt, D W Wilson, Lynn Coady, Joe Dunthorne, Helen Simpson, Niven Govinden, Nikesh Shukla, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Diriye Osman, May-Lan Tan, Stuart Evers, Krys Lee, Alison Moore, Charles Lambert, Jamal Mahjoub, Rachel Trezise, Kirsty Logan, Francesca Rhydderch, Kit de Waal, Ethel Rohan, Murzban F. Shroff, Elaine Chiew & many more


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London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Thursday 18th June 09:00 - Sunday 21st June

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Terms & Conditions

Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.
All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.