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What is Novel Nights?

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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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
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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Novel Nights comes to Bath by Amanda Read

Four years ago, Grace Palmer wanted somewhere to meet other authors: a place to share and receive writerly advice, to showcase the work of local writers. Not finding what she

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Write a life-changing novel November 2017 by Colette Hill

In November, Novel Nights marked its fourth birthday with a sell-out session at the Square Club in Bristol. The packed crowd included MA students and alumni from Bath Spa, academics,

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Review: Ask the Editor, Dionne McCulloch, Cornerstones

Review by Karla Neblett. Karla has recently finished an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. What tips could Dionne McCulloch provide a bunch of writers on self-editing? The question hung

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Review of Short Fiction Night June 2017

Review by Ivana Galapceva from Bristol Eye It seems that Novel Nights couldn’t have chosen a better time to have a dedicated session on short fiction, right before National Writing Day

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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

Share
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

Share
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.

Share
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

Share
Latest Reviews
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

Share
Novel Nights comes to Bath by Amanda Read

Four years ago, Grace Palmer wanted somewhere to meet other authors: a place to share and receive writerly advice, to showcase the work of local writers. Not finding what she

Share
Write a life-changing novel November 2017 by Colette Hill

In November, Novel Nights marked its fourth birthday with a sell-out session at the Square Club in Bristol. The packed crowd included MA students and alumni from Bath Spa, academics,

Share
Review: Ask the Editor, Dionne McCulloch, Cornerstones

Review by Karla Neblett. Karla has recently finished an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. What tips could Dionne McCulloch provide a bunch of writers on self-editing? The question hung

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Review of Short Fiction Night June 2017

Review by Ivana Galapceva from Bristol Eye It seems that Novel Nights couldn’t have chosen a better time to have a dedicated session on short fiction, right before National Writing Day

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