Comma Press x The Northern Short Story Festival

16 Oct 2021 - 7.30PM

Comma Press and The Northern Short Story Festival are delighted to present a day of online events, showcasing and celebrating the short story form, featuring emerging and acclaimed British writers alongside international authors.

All the events will take place on Saturday 16th October, and will be hosted on Zoom. 

Find the full programme below, and links to book on Eventbrite:


2 - 4pm

Short story writing workshop with Divya Ghelani

£10 (SOLD OUT)

Join us for a two-hour short story and flash fiction writing workshop with author Divya Ghelani. 


4:30 - 5:30pm

Northern Short Story Festival Academy Showcase with Lucie McKnight Hardy 


The NSSF present their 2021 Academy Showcase, with guest author Lucie McKnight Hardy, hosted by Anna Chilvers. 


6 - 7pm

The Book of Barcelona launch event


The launch of Comma's latest Reading the City anthology, with authors Empar Moliner and Carlota Gurt in conversation with co-editor Zoe Turner. 


7:30 - 8:30pm

The BBC National Short Story Award 2021


Author SJ Bradley speaks to two of the writers shortlisted for The BBC National Short Story Award 2021, one of the most prestigious prizes for a single short story.


Our partner bookseller for these events is Truman Books, a new independent bookshop in Leeds. View their NSSF bookshop here.