Over the years thi wurd has put on many ‘Classic Album Fiction Nights’. Since 2020 these have been taking place on Zoom. In the past they’ve been open to writers from thi wurd’s writing groups & classes, but in 2021 we’re opening these up to anyone who wants to come along.

On Friday 5th February 7pm-9pm, 2021 our chosen album will be 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields.

How to Take Part

  1. Choose a track from 69 Love Songs.
  2. Use the song title as your story title.
  3. Write a short piece of fiction that takes no more than 2 minutes to read out.

It’s up to you exactly how your story responds, or connects, to the chosen title. You could take the title as a jumping off point; it might be a direct response to the song, or it could be completely ambiguous. Basically, it’s anything you want, just as long as the story title is the same as the song title. At the event, you’ll read out your story to an informed and supportive audience of fellow writers. On the night we’ll also pay tribute to the classic album.

The event on Friday 5th February is fully subscribed but check our twitter @thiwurd for details of how you can get a place. The normal price to participate is £5, but this event is FREE.

Watch out for other Classic Album Fiction Nights coming soon in 2021.

For inspiration, watch this trailer for Strange Powers with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.