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The Art of the Short Story: RZ Baschir and Leon Craig

Thursday 12 May / 19.00 / Online event / Tickets

 

Join RZ Baschir, Leon Craig and The White Review editor Rosanna McLaughlin for a discussion on the art of the short story.

 

Baschir and Craig are both alumnae of The White Review Short Story Prize. Baschir won the prize in 2021 for her modern fable ‘The Chicken’, described by the judges as ‘unforgettably provocative, humorous and dark’. Craig was shortlisted for the prize in 2016 for her story ‘Mute Canticle’, and in 2022 published her debut collection Parallel Hells, thirteen strange and gothic stories.

 

Following readings, the authors will discuss their work and the particularities and possibilities of the short-story form.

 

Tickets for the event are available here. Please consider donating to support the work of The White Review and its writers.

 

A Zoom link will be sent to all attendees on the day of the event.

 

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LEON CRAIG’s writing has been published in the TLS, The London Magazine, The Mechanics’ Institute Review and elsewhere. Her short story collection, Parallel Hellsis published by Sceptre Books. @Leon_c_c

 

RZ BASCHIR is the 2021 winner of The White Review Short Story Prize and 2022 winner of the PEN America Emerging Writers Award. She lives in London and is currently working on her first short story collection which explores the themes of witchcraft, body horror, and the relationships between waking and dream life.


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