Good evening had by all

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A good evening was had by all, with some grand entertainment courtesy of Lisa Culligan, Misha Herwin, Kenneth Kay, Lynn Smith,  Sherrie Lowe and Pauline Woodhouse.

Thank you so much to all of the many people turning out to hear our readers do their thing and also for buying their books.  6×6 is all about giving local authors the chance to set out their stall and last night was one of our most successful yet with three new books being offered up.

Thank you also to our comperes Misha Herwin and Jan Edwards, and of course to Emma George and all of the staff at City Central Library for their continued unstinting support.

The next 6×6 will be 12th June 2018 so mark it in your diaries now!

Submission window for writers will open on 1st April and close on 27th May. We shall look forward to seeing what new and exciting words are being offered to us then.

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6×6 Writers: deadline for March 2018

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The deadline for writers to get their submissions in for the March 6×6 is midnight on Sunday 25th Feb. As always our  brief is 6 writers – 6 minutes (each).

Always looking to promote new writers and their work as well as welcoming back old friends.

If you have not read before, or even if you have, please so remember to look at our guidelines  for a run down on how you can be in with a chance to take part.

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6X6 Mini Book Fayre #buybooks

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A book always makes a perfect gift for the reader in your life.

As christmas is almost on us, and 6X6 is all about local authors, we are inviting ALL of our local writers to bring their books to display at the December 6X6 in a Mini Book Fayre!

It goes almost without saying that our local readers will want to come and buy them so bring your purses and wallets ready to start or even finish your Christmas shop!

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Dates For Your 2018 Diary

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The September 2017 6×6 subs window is open, and of course we have the December 2017 6×6 after that, but as autumn and the end of the year approaches we thought we should give you plenty of time to get those 6X6 dates for 2018 into your calendar.

Our upcoming dates are as follows (stc):
7pm on march 13th
7pm on June 12th
7pm on Sept 11th
7pm on Dec 11th

Are you launching and/or publishing a book at some point during 2018?  Will you find that you have received an award or prize for writing a story, novel or play at some point through the coming season? Or do you want to showcase your words to an appreciative audience? Whatever it is that spurs you on just drop us a line.

Our aim is to bring the writing being produced througout the region to the readers who are always hungry for more!

See our guidelines for details on upcoming deadlines and how to be a 6×6 reader!



Deadline for Writers for Sept. 2017

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The deadline for submitting a piece to our September 6×6 event is 20th August 2017.

So get writing!

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Happy Christmas!

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Happy Christmas, Good Yule, Happy Hanukkah and all seasons greetings!
Good reading and good writing and see you all in 2017!




Featured Writers for Winter (2)

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In addition to J M Moore and Steph Hutton the Winter 6X6 on 6th December also features :

June Palmer
June is a poet who also writes short stories and fiction. June was recently one of six joint winners in a national writing competition “Write Science” sponsored by Stella Duffy OBE, and judged by a panel of writers including Val McDermid. June performed her winning poem “Listening to Jupiter” on Six Towns Radio and at the Josiah Wedgwood Institute. June is also much engaged in helping run a writers group in Stoke on Trent, City Voices Creative Writers.

Liz Kay
Liz has been writing  for around two years , taking inspiration from her work as well as finding beauty in ordinary things.

Debbi Voisey
Published in the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015, in National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2016, and on (pronounced like orgy!!!).  Debbie won Sentinel and Staffs University “Too Write” short story competition in conjunction with the Stoke on Trent Hot Air Literary Festival 2016.  She is  Vice Chair of City Voices Stoke Creative Writers Group.

Julia Hudson
A  writer and poet of many years standing and stalwart of the Newcastle Library writing group.


Entry is free – starts at 7pm prompt – come and hear local writers and buy their books!