Tags: short stories

New publication: Earthly Rewards

It’s exciting to announce our greatest and most thrilling publication to date… Earthly Rewards is published by thi wurd on 13th May 2024. Copies will be available ahead of this date at our live literary event ‘thi wurd presents Earthly Rewards’ on Friday 10th May 2024 at Glasgow University Union. Doors open 7pm, event starts […]

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10 Techniques for Fiction Writers

10 TECHNIQUES FOR FICTION WRITERS (Day School) 1.30-5.30pm (with breaks) Sat 29th June 2024 Glasgow Join us for this discussion of 10 literary techniques that can be employed in multiple ways to create better short stories and novels. Using examples from a range of published fiction and through in-class writing tasks, we’ll develop new thoughts […]

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SPRING 2024 ‘Writing Fiction’ Online Classes

BOOK TUESDAYS BOOK WEDNESDAYS BOOK SUNDAYS Our online April ‘Writing Fiction’ classes are now open for booking. All dates, times, fees and information are here. The classes are built upon writers supporting and inspiring each other. We learn about narrative techniques and a question implicitly addressed each week is: How best can we tell the […]

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Perspective & Narration in Fiction – ONLINE CLASS

Date: Saturday 30th March 2024 Time: 1.30pm–5.30pm (GMT) ONLINE Format: Online seminar discussion with writing tasks attempted in class Number of participants: Limited to 20 places maximum Tutor: Alan McMunnigall Book Here This online day school is open to writers anywhere in the world and aimed at those who want to create better narrative structures […]

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Perspective & Narration in Fiction, In-Person Class

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2024 Time: 1.30pm–5.30pm (GMT) Venue: west end of Glasgow (TBC) Format: in-person, seminar discussion with writing tasks attempted in class Number of participants: Limited to 22 places maximum Tutor: Alan McMunnigall SOLD OUT (If you missed out on a place because this day school sold out quickly, feel free to drop […]

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January 2024 ‘Writing Fiction’ Online Classes

It’s 2024, and once again our online ‘Writing Fiction’ classes are about to begin. To see what the classes entail and all the dates and times please click HERE. We have three different nights: Tues (begins 16 Jan), Wed (begins 17th Jan) & Sun (begins 21 Jan). New and continuing writers are very welcome. The [...]
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Online Version: Reading Short Stories, Writing Short Stories

  Reading Short Stories/Writing Short Stories, Day School (ONLINE VERSION) Date: Saturday 9th December 2023. Time: 1.30pm–5.30pm. Online (Zoom) Format: seminar discussion with writing tasks attempted in class. Number of participants: Limited to 18 places maximum. Tutor: Alan McMunnigall. Sold Out NOTE: THIS IS ONLINE & OPEN TO WRITERS & READERS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD […]

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Reading Short Stories, Writing Short Stories

Reading Short Stories/Writing Short Stories, Day School Date: Saturday 2nd December 2023. Time: 1.30pm–5.30pm. Venue: west end of Glasgow (TBC). Format: in-person, seminar discussion with writing tasks attempted in class. Number of participants: Limited to 22 places maximum. Tutor: Alan McMunnigall. SOLD OUT (Please email editior@thi-wurd.com about our waiting lists for classes.) The primary aim […]

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Live Literary Event, Glasgow, Sat 14 Oct 2023

Click for tickets here On Saturday 14th October, 7pm till late, thi wurd presents its second major literary event of 2023. This takes place at 'The Dining Hall' in Glasgow University Union. The night will feature readings of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There will be live music, screenings, curated playlists, film reels, stalls, visual art [...]
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Dialogue in Fiction (Day School)

Date: Saturday 17th June, 2023 Time: 2pm – 5.30pm Venue: Glasgow University Union, Glasgow Format: In-person class Places: Limited to 20 Tutor: Alan McMunnigall Click to book a place HERE On Saturday 17th June 2023, 2pm – 5.30pm, thi wurd will present its first in-person class for more than three years. The price is just £40 [...]
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Literary Event at Glasgow University Union, 21 April 2023

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE thi wurd’s first major literary event of 2023 takes place on Fri 21 April at the iconic venue of Glasgow University Union, Debates Chamber. All money raised will go towards our next publications. (Glasgow University Union) Since 2012, thi wurd has gained a reputation for putting on immersive nights of literature and [...]
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Publication Opportunity: Short Fiction

We are currently working on the follow-up to our latest anthology ‘Alternating Current’ (2022) in the shape of a second anthology of fiction, poetry & experimental writing. For this companion project, we’ll once again be working with artists Andrew Cranston and Lorna Robertson. The book will be published in 2023 and launched at a live event [...]
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What’s Happening at thi wurd (autumn/winter 22)

    For a number of reasons autumn/winter 2022 is an extremely exciting time for us. This November we celebrate 10 years of indie publishing. In the same month we also publish our new anthology of fiction, poetry and experimental writing, entitled ‘Alternating Current’, a book that is the culmination of 15 months of work. […]

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Coney Island Baby (online event)

Online Event ‘Coney Island Baby’ Thursday 18th August, 2022, 7-9pm This Thursday we make a return to online literary events with a night entitled ‘Coney Island Baby’. It’s a chance for our three writing groups to come together, but also an opportunity for a couple of other writers to join us. The task is to [...]
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107 Word Short Stories (PART 3 of 3)

Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures might […]

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107 Word Short Stories (PART 2 OF 3)

Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures might […]

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107 Word Short Stories (PART 1 OF 3)

INTRODUCTION Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures […]

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Winterlude // Winterlong

WINTERLUDE // WINTERLONG – An Online Event from thi wurd, December 8th 2021   thi wurd’s final online event of 2021 will take place on Wednesday 8th December, 7-9pm (UK time). We’re looking for writers to compose two very short stories, each to be read aloud in under a minute. In the first part of the [...]
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Lines That Linger – Katie Paterson

Lines that Linger by Katie Paterson   The opening story of Ali Smith's collection The First Person and Other Stories ends with other writers’ reflections on what a short story is:  “ … Walter Benjamin says that short stories are stronger than the real, lived moment, because they can go on releasing the real, lived moment [...]
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Beginners Fiction Writing Class

INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING Begins: Wednesday 13th Oct 2021 Time: 10am-12pm (GMT) Location: Online (using Zoom) Duration: 10 consecutive weeks until 15th December Price: £110 An important aspect of thi wurd is our engagement with writers who are new to writing fiction. Over the years many completely new writers have read at our events alongside [...]
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Hotels in Literature – Rachel Carmichael

We present a guest blog by writer Rachel Carmichael, who discusses some novels and stories that feature hotels, surely one of the greatest settings in literary fiction. Hotels in Literature – Rachel Carmichael Interesting things can happen when characters are thrown together in unfamiliar locations, in intimately close accommodation, with different cultures to negotiate. How they [...]
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Summer Days Are Gone

SUMMER DAYS ARE GONE (EVENT) – Thursday 9th September, 2021, 7-9pm “No-one could be as blue as I was in the fall” On Thursday 9th Sept, 2021, 7-9pm (BST) thi wurd will present a small event to mark the end of our summer writing classes. The event will involve composing a short piece that responds [...]
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF FICTION – A HANDY GUIDE FOR WRITERS

At thi wurd, we are currently working on an anthology. It’s a continuation of a journey that has taken us from Issue 1 of our magazine (2012), through the publication of other magazines, anthologies, books, events, classes right up to our recent Issue 4 (2021). Readers who’ve followed us on this journey will have noticed […]

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Launch Event for Issue 4

On Friday, April 2nd 7-9pm (UK time) the official launch of thi wurd Magazine, Issue 4 will take place. The event is limited to 100 people and is sold out. (We do have a waiting list, so please sign up as spaces may become available.) But don’t worry if you’ve missed out this time as […]

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Short Story Tribute Night: Free Love by Ali Smith

Over the years thi wurd has put on many ‘Short Story Tribute Nights’ and after a long break the nights return on Friday 5th March, 2021, 7-9pm. Our chosen short story will be Free Love by Ali Smith from the 1995 collection Free Love and Other Stories.  How to Take Part Read the short story Free Love by […]

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