After Hours Anthology launch (SOLD OUT /NO DOOR TICKETS SORRY)
When: Friday 17th Nov | doors 7.15pm – 10pm 2023
Where: Performance Lab (SHU) Arundel Gate,
Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ (5 mins from station/s)
Join us for the launch our 2023 young writers’ anthology featuring fiction and poetry from young and emerging writers from across the north. All welcome, but the stage belongs to young people (14-30) from across South Yorkshire & beyond.
The open mic section of the night is closed, but we hope to have an open mic in the early new year!
Refreshments & bookstall – books will be sold at a discount price on the night | there will hopefully be a card machine but please bring cash to be on the safe side.
(Details of how to purchase copies of the anthology outside the launch will be on our website from 15th November)
Our coming 2023 anthology after hours contains the voices of 78 young poets & short fiction writers, in 87 amazing pieces. Praise for after hours…
“From museum tardigrades to keyring turtles, glow ups to circus tricks – this is mic-droppingly brilliant writing from the next generation of writers in the north.” Vanessa Lampert
Innovative, visceral and vital. The poems in After Hours, quite simply, sing from the pages. I’m so impressed by the ambition and diversity of voices, forms and subjects, ranging from lyrical and haunting to witty and entertaining. There is experimentation rolex day date 41mm m228396tbr 0020 uomini tono argento with form, wonderful bold images, beautiful journeys into the human condition and soaring endings. I loved reading them all. And I know I’ll be reading more from these poets in the very near future. Rachel Bower“From compelling cosmic sci-fi and anthropomorphic fable, to gripping realist drama and terrifying existential horror, these stories span much of what is possible in short fiction. I was thrilled to see these young writers so willing to take risks and challenge their writing to produce these striking short works. I lost count of how many ideas had me wishing I’d thought of them. This is some standout fiction that is still resonating in my brain a long time after reading it.” Dan Powell