Story Friday is a live short story event that I have been running with Kilter Theatre since 2012. During the lockdown, we have taken Story Friday online. Check out Story Friday Online Dark Clouds Silver Linings and A Breath of Fresh Air. If you'd like to find out about previous or future Story Fridays, there's more info here: A Word In Your Ear
LONG STORY SHORT
On hold for now. Fireside storytelling with a modern twist: award-winning writer Clare Reddaway reads a selection of her short stories about love, life and collective nouns. A mischievous mix of dark and witty fiction, Clare has performed her stories at events and festivals around the south-west.
'A gifted storyteller', Storgy Magazine
‘Beautiful piece of writing’, Stella Feehily, playwright, on Clare’s monologue Ripe Apricots, Burning Oil
'Clare’s writing has a wonderful lyrical quality', NYC Midnight judge.
I run creative writing workshops for small groups of writers at all levels of experience, in my house in central Bath and at Clifton Library in Bristol. I'm currently running the workshops online. The workshops are warm, friendly and inspiring. All workshops run from 10.00-1.00pm on Saturday mornings. Bookable on Eventbrite - click here to see what's coming up.
I run Story Saturday events at Clifton Library in Bristol in association with Foccal, Friends of Clifton Library. For Story Saturdays I invite a couple of fellow writers to join me at the Library to read some of our favourite stories. I was joined by Stephanie Weston and Stephen Tuffin in March for a very successful event. I hope that the next Story Saturday will be in the autumn. More details to come.
I was delighted to be part of the inaugural Clifton Lit Fest, running workshop and organising a screening. The Festival was a fantastic event, which I hope will become an annual fixture.
Little Potatoes, a powerful, bittersweet comedy-drama set in China about marriage, mothers and family-planning.
After a successful run at the Old Red Lion in Islington, Little Potatoes toured this summer with the Nomad Festival. It was in the New Forest, Cheltenham and at the Buxton Festivals. More info here.
Kilter Theatre and A Word In Your Ear joined forces in summer 2018
to create a promenade collection of site-responsive stories at Prior Park. Small audiences set off through woods & fields across our spectacular skyline to discover each short story uniquely set in the World Heritage Landscape that inspired it. We are planning future Foraged Fictions in other locations - please get in touch if you know of a site which might be suitable.
A play about pilgrimage for Juno Theatre's production Salisbury Tales, written to celebrate the 500th anniversary of St Thomas' Church. First outing was in September at St Thomas' Church, Salisbury. Look out for future dates for this production.
I have a number of plays and events in development such as a full length version of Sandwiches; a monologue which will be filmed in the summer; new play set in a rundown seaside town; and a sound installation project. Visit the website for updates!