Attention all budding writers: For the very first time Dragonfly Tea will be hosting special Short Story Workshops in partnership with Miranda Glover.
As part of this year’s Dragonfly Short Story Competition in association with the Henley Literary Festival, we’ve teamed up with novelist and writing mentor Miranda Glover to host our first ever short story workshops.
Come along for some expert tips and inspiration to help you develop your short story skills. These fun, three hour workshops will stimulate your creativity and help you shape your story!
The first workshop will be in Bristol, on Saturday 23rd July at Armada House. Look out for news on our London workshop - details coming soon!
Tickets for the Bristol workshop have now sold out
Miranda Glover has published three novels with Transworld; Meanwhile Street (2009) Soulmates (2007) and Masterpiece (2005), which was shortlisted for the Pendleton May first novel award and translated into seven languages. She has also co-founded Queenbee Press (www.queenbee.co.uk), and launched three collection of short stories, The Leap Year, (Nov 2009) and Ten Past Eight (2010) and Crocodiles, Cakes the and Queen's Petticoats (2012). The books have experienced critical acclaim and The Leap Year reached number 4 in the Amazon Short Story best-seller list.
Miranda also teaches and mentors emerging writers in small groups and through seminar programmes. She is often invited to speak at writers' forums and festivals. She has a publishing background in non-fiction; magazine, book and online content. She has two children and lives in Somerset. She is currently writing Lee, a novel about the life of the iconic American photographer, Lee Miller.
A celebration of the intriguing and magical world of tea, our theme this year will be Discovery – from grand voyages to everyday encounters, from inspiring inventions to quiet epiphanies. Alongside this, there will also be a children's competition with the theme of Adventure. Open to all talented but as-yet-unknown writers, this year’s competition will be decided by a panel of outstanding judges, including Sandra Parsons, Literary Editor at the Daily Mail and writer and comedian, Helen Lederer. Short-listed entrants shall be invited to a special prize giving ceremony at the festival on Sunday 2nd October 2016, where the judges will announce the winners.
So put the kettle on, and let your imagination take flight!
Deadline for competition entries is Monday 29th August 2016.