6×6 in 2017

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Your chance to hear 6 writers in one evening!

6X6 dates for your diary in 2017 are:

Spring 2017 14th march, 7.00 pm – City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Summer 2017 13th June, 7.00 pm – City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Autumn 2017  12th September, 7.00 pm – City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Winter 2017 12th December, 7.00 pm – City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

6 writers  – 6 minutes!




If you are a Midlands writer with a publication due next year drop us a message!



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6th December 6X6 at City Central Library


Writers have 1 week left (14th Nov) to send in their submissions!

Winter Is Approaching!

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6X6 is a fiction cafe event where readers can connect with new and exciting writers in our region!
You free tickets are available direct from City Central Library.



For writers: We have several submissions already for the Winter 6X6 event so get your skates on!  Deadline is 14th November. This is your chance to showcase work to our wonderful reading audience!

Submissions for Winter 6X6

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Writers -submissions for Winter 6X6 should be in by 14th November.
Check out the guidelines page for details on how and where.

Stormy Weather for Spooks

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Our Spooks 6X6 event went very well despite the weather and people braved the storm for a great evening of spooky tales. The lightning and thunder was surprisingly apt!


Left to right

Stephanie Hutton: Stephanie has published flash fiction and short stories online and in print, including work in Friday Flash Fiction, Ink in Thirds, Sick Lit Magazine, Spelk and Bacopa Literary Review. She recently won the Writers HQ Competition and is currently shortlisted for the Cardiff Review Short Story Award and longlisted for the Black Pear Press Short Story Competition.  Her 6×6 story was called ‘Playmate’.

Peter Coleborn: Peter is a writer of weird and dark  fiction with  stories published in the UK, USA and EU. He is better known as and editor for the multiple award winning Alchemy Press with over forty titles published since 1999. He has also edited a great many publications for the British Fantasy Society. His story ‘Bar Room Spirits’ will be included in a forthcoming anthology (details to follow).

Misha Herwin: Misha’s novels currently available are House Of Shadows and Picking Up The Pieces. Plus her Dragonfire trilogy for 8-12 year olds is out on Kindle. Her short stories for adults have appeared in The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders, The Yellow Room and Voices of Angels.  Misha read a section from House Of Shadows for 6×6.

JemShaw: Jem has two books in print The Larks and It Never Was Worthwhile are based in the First World War. A further volume off short story collection titles Discollection is to be launched later this year and a second novel Maybe It’s Tonight, follows the lives of a bomber crew in World War Two will be available early in 2017.  Jem’s 6×6 piece came from Discollection. ‘The Lock Keeper’ is a story set along the eerie banks of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Jack Lee: Jack read his short story ‘Eye’, which he hopes will be published very soon.  Jack has short fiction and novels in edit for publication in 2017. He is an avid book reviewer and posts his writing updates on his website, jacklee.xyz

Nic Hale: Nic  read us her story ‘The House Where Nobody Lives’. Nic has written many short stories about the chaos people create in their own lives, not so much the evil that people do, as the idiocy. She is currently working on both her first novel and a collection for 2017.

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