Missed My Sold Out Class in Bath? Try Brighton Oct 10.

‘That Killer First Page’, my class on the short story, has now sold out in Bath on Oct 17. It’s been quite a run… sold out in Belfast, Cork, Waterstones Piccadilly and Writers Victoria, Melbourne, where it broke records by selling out in 20 minutes!

If you missed your chance in Bath you could always try Brighton. I’ll be teaching the class for New Writing South writer development agency on October 10. Click here to find out more.

PaulMcVeigh short story

Don’t forget I’m judging the Penny Dreadful Novella Prize alongside Sarah Baume and Colin Barrett and am the sole judge of the Bare Fiction Short Story Prize.

Readings and appearances this July.

I hope to see some of you at these events in July.

Monday July 13th 7.30-8.15pm: Harper Lee & Contemporary Fiction. Waterstones Piccadilly, London.

Harper lee

It’s a real honour to be part of the celebrations for the historic release of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ at Waterstones Piccadilly. I’ll be joining Joanna Trollope and theatre director Timothy Sheader to discuss Harper Lee and the enduring influence of her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The event is chaired by my agent Carrie Kania who worked with Harper Lee in New York. Followed by more events and a screening of the film before an exclusive midnight opening where they will be the first bookshop to sell the noel in the UK. All events are free but please RSVP to piccadilly@waterstones.com.

Monday July 20th  7:30pm. Polari at The Southbank Centre, London.

I’ll be reading alongside Kerry Hudson, Lisa Jewell, Sarah Savage and Nigel May… for literary crackle, arousal and surprise in the final Polari salon of the summer. Polari was described by the Huffington Post in 2014 as ‘The most exciting literary movement in London… crackling with energy, ideas and excitement’. The salon is hosted by author and journalist Paul Burston. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall. Please note that Polari contains adult themes. For ages 18+. For further info and booking click here.