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Novel Nights is a monthly literary event in Bristol and Bath showcasing and supporting excellent writing and writers at all stages of their career.

Novel Nights is non-profit making, run by Grace Palmer and a support team

Showcase for writers
Author talks from published writers and publishing professionals
Writing advice, inspiration and support

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Latest Blog Posts
Spotlight on Foyles Bookshop

“It’s a myth that authors or publishers buy space on our tables,” said Pete Birchenough, bookseller and fiction buyer at Foyles Bookshop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. Pete has a lot

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Review of Tessa Hadley in conversation by Amanda Read

‘There is nothing more beautiful than clarity’  Tessa Hadley, acclaimed novelist and short story writer, was speaking to a capacity crowd at Novel Nights, June event, in Bath. Tessa’s latest

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Novel Competitions 2018

Competition What they say Closing Date  Website Link    Bridport Prize   Each year our excellent judges hand out over £18,000 in prize money for your best submissions in poetry,

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How Archie And Pye found a publisher after Novel Nights by Jonathan Pinnock

In the spring of 2016 I finished writing my second novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE. I’d started writing it in the autumn of 2014, in the first term

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Latest Reviews
Write what you don’t know. Review of Emily Koch’s talk.

Blog by Dionne Hargreaves. The usual advice is to write what you know but author, Emily Koch suggested write about what you don’t know. Why? Because it will make the

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Review of How Far We Fall by Grace Palmer

A retelling of Macbeth. Jane Shemilt takes us inside the operating theatre and the animal lab, to Jura and to Hampstead Heath in this modern reworking of Macbeth in her

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Review of Tyler Keevil’s talk, Music & The Muse by Amanda Read

How music can help writers Award-winning author, Tyler Keevil, brought music to a sultry summer NovelNights in Bristol. His talk explored how music can influence the way writers work. Tyler

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An evening of raw honesty by Colette Hill

The busy April session kicked off with three dazzling readings by professional wordsmiths – a playwright, a music writer and a fashion and beauty editor, all reading from their debut

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Twenty years disruption in the book trade

‘There has been twenty years disruption in the book trade.’ Jon Woolcott’s talk at Novel Nights gave a fascinating insight into the publishing landscape from the scrapping of the net

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Latest Blog Posts
Spotlight on Foyles Bookshop

“It’s a myth that authors or publishers buy space on our tables,” said Pete Birchenough, bookseller and fiction buyer at Foyles Bookshop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. Pete has a lot

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New books for old – a dilemma by Jon Woolcott, Little Toller

By Jon Woolcott, Little Toller Books I’ve been thinking recently about new books and old, and their relationship to each other, as a practical way of thinking about publishing, writing

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Q and A with founder of Bristol Climate Writers, Deborah Tomkins

Deborah is one of our guest readers on October 25th at our Ask the Editor event with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, and we asked about her writing group, Bristol Climate Writers.

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What is flash fiction, what’s going on and where to submit

All about flash fiction National Flash Fiction Day is on 24th June 2017. Calum Kerr, writer, editor and lecturer,  created a day for flash fiction back in 2012 and like a lightning bolt

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Latest Reviews
Write what you don’t know. Review of Emily Koch’s talk.

Blog by Dionne Hargreaves. The usual advice is to write what you know but author, Emily Koch suggested write about what you don’t know. Why? Because it will make the

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Review of How Far We Fall by Grace Palmer

A retelling of Macbeth. Jane Shemilt takes us inside the operating theatre and the animal lab, to Jura and to Hampstead Heath in this modern reworking of Macbeth in her

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Review of Tyler Keevil’s talk, Music & The Muse by Amanda Read

How music can help writers Award-winning author, Tyler Keevil, brought music to a sultry summer NovelNights in Bristol. His talk explored how music can influence the way writers work. Tyler

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An evening of raw honesty by Colette Hill

The busy April session kicked off with three dazzling readings by professional wordsmiths – a playwright, a music writer and a fashion and beauty editor, all reading from their debut

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Twenty years disruption in the book trade

‘There has been twenty years disruption in the book trade.’ Jon Woolcott’s talk at Novel Nights gave a fascinating insight into the publishing landscape from the scrapping of the net

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