Unsung Live 6

Thanks to everyone who came down to the sixth instalment of Unsung Live last night at The Star of Kings for another night showcasing some of the best in contemporary speculative short fiction. This was a special Christmas edition with some dark and twisted festive tales, as well as responses to that referendum...

Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley

Kicking things off was our very own Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty and The Arrival of Missives, reading a new short story 'The Christmas Repentance of the Mole Butcher of Tetbury', possibly the only festive mole-themed story of revenge in existence.

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall

Next up was Helen Marshall, who read two short and disturbing pieces, one involving 'bull pizzles' and the other a festive tale of factory-farmed Santas and the people who work in the factories plucking them from conveyor belts, adding twisted festive cheer to the night.

Catriona Ward

Catriona Ward

After the break Catriona Ward, author of the wonderful Rawblood, picked things up with a haunting and grisly story of two sisters, 'Lula Bell', adding a dark edge to the evening. 

Mike Carey

Mike Carey

Finishing up the night was the Mike Carey, with a darkly apt post-Brexit referendum story about identity, immigration and what the logical conclusion of a desire for national purity would be.

If you enjoyed the event, please spread the word and tell your friends what they missed out on. Join up to our Meetup group for the lineup announcements and the book your seat for our next live event in the new year.

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