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Unsung live #9: Wednesday 12th July

We're delighted to announce we're back at the Star of Kings for the next instalment of Unsung Live. For our 9th outing we've got our usual mix of new and established writers, who will be bringing us stories from across every genre. Expect the weird, the fantastic and the futuristic. Reading this time:

  • Angus Watson is the David Gemmell-Award-nominated author of Age of Iron. As well as writing epic fantasy, he's written hundreds of features for newspapers including The TimesFinancial Times and Telegraph, and the latter even sent him to look for Bigfoot in America. He lives in London, but you can find him onTwitter at @GusWatson or find his website: www.guswatson.com
  • Ed McDonald - Author of Blackwing, Ed McDonald has spent many years dancing between different professions, cities and countries, but the only thing any of them share in common is that they have allowed him enough free time to write. He currently lives with his wife in London, a city that provides him with constant inspiration, where he works as a university lecturer. When he's not grading essays or wrangling with misbehaving plot lines he can usually be found fencing with longswords, rapiers and pollaxes.
  • Gareth E. Rees - Gareth E. Rees is the founder and editor of the website Unofficial Britain (www.unofficialbritain.com), author ofMarshland (Influx Press, 2013) and The Stone Tide (Influx Press, forthcoming in 2018) His work has featured in anthologies including An Unreliable Guide to London [Influx Press], Mount London [Penned in the Margins], Acquired for Development By[Influx Press], Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography [Rowman & Littlefield], The Ashgate Companion to Paranormal Cultures [Ashgate], and the spoken word album A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes [Clay Pipe Music].
  • Peter Haynes - Peter Haynes lives and writes in Birmingham, UK. His work has appeared in Reliquiae JournalLitro USA,Unsung StoriesSpelk Fiction, and elsewhere. In 2016 he was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association award in short fiction for his story Build A Cat.

The event is FREE and all are welcome, but space is limited so make sure you RSVP.

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Metronome - Glasgow launch
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Metronome - Glasgow launch

Don't miss the chance to join Oliver Langmead in launching his new brilliant second novel at Waterstones Argyle Street, Glasgow! Metronome is a literary horror-fantasy like nothing else you've read, set in an Edinburgh care home and in a uniquely nightmarish dream landscape.

For more information please visit the Waterstones website

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Unsung Live #6 Christmas Special: Tuesday December 6th

Join us at The Star of Kings for our sixth instalment of Unsung Live, a night of dark, weird and spooky tales for the cold winter nights.

Reading around the metaphorical campfire are:

  • Catriona Ward was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA from the University of East Anglia. Her debut novel, Rawblood (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015) won best horror novel at the British Fantasy Awards, and was nominated for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. It will be published in the US and Canada as The Girl from Rawblood (Sourcebooks, 2017). Catriona’s second novel will be published by W&N in 2017. She works for a human rights foundation and lives in London. @Catrionaward
  • Helen Marshall is a Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. Her first collection of fiction Hair Side, Flesh Side won the Sydney J Bounds Award in 2013, and Gifts for the One Who Comes After, her second collection, won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2015. She is currently editing The Year’s Best Weird Fiction to be released in 2017, and her debut novel Everything that is Born will be published by Random House Canada in 2018. Twitter: @ManuscriptGal
  • Aliya Whiteley writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The GuardianInterzoneMcSweeney's Internet Tendency, Black Static and Strange Horizons. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and won the Drabblecast People's Choice Award in 2007. She is the author of two novellas published by Unsung Stories, The Arrival of Missives and The Beauty, which was shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and a Sabotage Award, and appeared on the Honors List for the James Tiptree Jr Award. She blogs at: aliyawhiteley.wordpress.com and she tweets most days as @AliyaWhiteley.
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Fantasycon by the Sea

  • Saint Nicholas Cliff Scarborough, England, YO11 2ES United Kingdom (map)
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Unsung will be in attendance at this year's Fantasycon! We're heading to sunny Scarborough for a weekend of book launches, readings, panels, parties and more panels.

Details TBC, but George will speaking on a panel about short stories and we should have a dealer table. We'll update as soon as we have more info.

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