Welcome to Novel Nights.

Inspiration, stories and discussion for writers and readers.

Novel Nights is a literary event showcasing and supporting excellent writing and writers at all stages of their career.  It’s run by Grace and Helen.

Our guest speakers share their writing expertise and local writers share short stories and novel extracts.

Novel Nights takes place on the third Thursday of every month except for October 27th when we join Bristol Festival of Literature. We take a break in August and December.

See dates: We have a great programme for 2016 of readers and writers.

Submit: If you’d like to read at Novel Nights we’d love to hear from you. If you blog about our event we may use it on our site. Get in touch with ideas, feedback or just to say hello.

Venue: Novel Nights is now based at the eclectic Strawberry Thief Bar right in the heart of Bristol,  at 26, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

Images below: ©J Bewley / photojb.co.uk.

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  • Dave Harvey

    Hi there!
    I’m a local journalist with BBC Telly and yes, I’ve been writing a novel for a while… really quite a while! Also been raising some kids and growing asparagus, which I seem to be faster at! Be interested in chatting to other Bristol writers about the game…!
    Hope to come on June 25 if i can.


    • admin

      Hi Dave,

      It would be great to see you at Novel Nights. One of the reasons I started this event was to meet other writers. Best of luck with the writing. Grace

  • What times does Novel Nights start – and until when?
    Thanks: can’t make the next two: look frwd to coming along in March!
    Cheers, Mags

    • admin

      Hi, it starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm but plenty of time to socailise in the bar afterwards. Look forward to seeing you in March. Sign up to our mailing list for information on future news.

  • Sarah Henderson

    Hi, great night last night. My first novel night but won’t be my last. Please could you post the names of the readers as they were great and I would really like to read more of their work when it’s published. Thanks.

    • admin

      Hi Sarah, Glad you enjoyed the night – Mimi, was fantastic wasn’t she. Thanks for the nudge.
      I’ve posted up a programme of the reader’s names and also a couple of blog posts about the night on this page: http://novelnights.co.uk/novel-nights-2016/blogs-reviews-writer-bios-jan-2016/

      I’ll pass on your comments to the readers – they’ll be thrilled. See you again, Grace, Novel Nights