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.  Hello! Novel Nights was set up in 2013 by writers, Grace Palmer and Emma Smith Barton. It’s now run by Grace with  Helen Sheppard recently joining the team to work with writers.
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’ve got 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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6 thoughts on “Welcome to Novel Nights

  1. 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.


    1. 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

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

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