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THE DESPERATION GAME: An Evening of Stories with the Scottish Arts Trust

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We’re delighted to host a festive evening celebrating the Scottish Arts Trust Story Award with THE DESPERATION GAME, an anthology of finalists from the past five years.

Join us by the log-burning stove in the bookshop for an evening of storytelling, mingling and mirth. We’ll hear from a few finalists from the anthology and you will have a chance to buy copies on the night. 

Wine will be served free of charge!


ABOUT THE DESPERATION GAME

“From the romantic to the dystopian, from crime to magical realism, from laugh-out-loud stories to the tales that keep you thinking, this is a colourful collection from the first five years of the Scottish Arts Trust Story Awards.” Alexander McCall Smith

From the romantic to the dystopian, from crime to magical realism, from laugh-out-loud stories to tales that keep you thinking, this is a colourful collection from the first five years of the Scottish Arts Trust Story Awards. Alexander McCall Smith has chosen the winners in the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition since its inception. He is an honorary member of the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh which has been a meeting place for artists of all persuasions for around 150 years.

Launched in 2014, the annual short story competition with a £1,000 first prize is open to writers worldwide and for stories on any topic. The £500 Isobel Lodge Award is a special prize for unpublished writers born, living or studying in Scotland who enter the short story competition. In 2018 the £500 Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award was introduced, for stories on any topic up to 250 words. The Desperation Game includes the finalists and award winners from the first five years of these competitions.


ABOUT THE SCOTTISH ARTS TRUST STORY AWARDS

The Scottish Arts Trust is the body responsible for the overall management of the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition, the Isobel Lodge Fund and the Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award. 

The Trust was set up in 2014 to advance all forms of the creative arts in Scotland, to improve the accessibility of the creative arts to the general public and to encourage and assist in the development of up-and-coming artists, exhibitors and performers. The Trust aims to expand opportunities for audiences to see, use, and experience the arts in ways that can inspire, enhance knowledge, and improve the quality of life. The Trust also manages the Scottish Portrait Awards.

With this in mind, the Trust supports a range of awards and prizes as well as exhibitions and concerts. We are developing partnerships and aim to raise funds that can provide financial support and opportunities for artists, writers, musicians, photographers and others working in the arts as well as for publications, talks, and events.

To learn more about the Trust please visit https://www.scottishartstrust.org Or contact us at info@scottishartstrust.org

Did you know that Golden Hare Books is sponsoring a prize for flash fiction? You can read more about it here: https://www.storyawards.org/flashfiction



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Venue

Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Website:
www.goldenharebooks.com

Organiser

Golden Hare Books
Website:
http://goldenharebooks.com

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