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Recent posts by Claire Marchant-collier

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    Five Things: How To Find A Literary Agent

    What did we learn from our Literary Agents Seminar?

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  • Claire Marchant-Collier... reading

    My year of reading one book a week in 2013

    Claire Marchant-Collier set herself a reading challenge last January. How did she get on?

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  • Students at work during Jenni Fagan's visit

    Jenni Fagan pulls words from students' heads

    The author inspires students at Ardnamurchan High School during Book Week Scotland

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    Eve Thomson wins the Bridport Prize for Short Stories

    Eve Thomson, recipient of a 2009 New Writers Award, has won the first prize for short story in the Bridport Prize for her story 'A Man in Three Moments'. The category judge, Michèle Roberts, said 'The top three prizewinners were easy to pick. Their stories stood out immediately, characterized first...

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  • William Letford performs at our Unbound event

    Unbound Finale: It Was Alright On The Night!

    On Monday 27th August our writers took on the challenge of completing on stage the story that started here six weeks before. With the help (or hindrance) of the audience on the night they created something rather special! Prompts chosen by the audience on the night... First word: Scunnered An...

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  • Homme Qui Marche by Alberto Giacometti, Crédit : DR

    Unbound Story Six: The Man Who Walked

    Prompt: L'Homme Qui Marche by Alberto Giacometti - suggested by David WW Johnstone on Twitter ( @lazziarts ) and chosen by Edinburgh International Book Festival . The Man Who Walked By R.A. Martens The Health Minister felt sick. He always got ill when they came to this godforsaken outpost. The...

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    Unbound Story Five: Waking Up

    Prompt: Six word story 'Zookeeper missing. Distraught lion loses appetite' - written by Amanda Block on Twitter ( @ACWritersBlock ) selected by @CargoPublishing Waking Up By Kirstin Innes And the story finished. Again. And two men died. but again, the heads around Shirren just nodded, grey. ‘Mmm,’...

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    Unbound Story Four: Soon Enough

    Prompt : An Indian Tree Suggested by Basha Vadher, selected South Asian Literature Festival Soon Enough By George Anderson A cheerful man and a miserable man were dying together in a hospital ward. Happy was the sort who if he bought chips then decided there wasn’t enough vinegar, could go into an...

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  • Toots & The Maytals

    Unbound Story Three: Peace, Perfect Peace

    Prompt: Peace, Perfect Peace by Toots & The Maytals from @LittleBigSpoon on Twitter selected by Literary Death Match Peace, Perfect Peace By R.A.Martens The President had been in the bunker since his epiphany. "Sir, you really can't stay here any longer?" said a nervous special advisor. "It is...

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    Unbound Story Two: The Dead Language

    Prompt: My Great Great Great Grandfather's Diary from Celia Richards The Dead Language By Kirstin Innes The old man staggered forward and leaned against the kiosk. Shirren could smell him even through the protective glass; could smell the whole room behind him. Most of these people hadn’t had...

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