Eyelands Book Awards 2018 - Finalist
Dec
20
12:30 AM00:30

Eyelands Book Awards 2018 - Finalist

Congratulations to Ashley Lloyd Smith who has been shortlisted as 1 of 5 finalists in the Eyelands Book Awards 2018 in the International Section. This prestigious contest is run by Eyelands.gr, literary magazine in collaboration with Strange Days Books and is the only international short story contest based in Greece featuring writers from all the continents of the world.

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Quad Children's Writing Group
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Quad Children's Writing Group

Join Award winning writer Ashley Lloyd Smith on the first Wednesday of each month as he runs a monthly writers group for those inspired to write for the younger generation.

If you’re looking to create stories for kids and young adults and needing a little bit of inspiration or wanting friendly feedback on current work, join us in QUAD meeting room.

5th December from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - drop in

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University of Hereforshire - Talk by Ashley Lloyd Smith
Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

University of Hereforshire - Talk by Ashley Lloyd Smith

Author Ashley Lloyd Smith has been invited by the University of Herefordshire to speak to the MA Creative Writing Students about the creative and publishing process for his recently released debut novel Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks. The novel is one of the MA students set learning texts due to its pivotal story and foresight into the current climate of division.

This is not a public event.

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Crosswords
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Crosswords

Crosswords is a fab little Nottingham-based spoken word open mic night with plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! 
In November, we really excited to welcome Ioney Smallhorne as our guest poet! 

Ioney is a writer and poet based in Nottingham. When performing she’s occasionally funny, at times vulnerable, tends to blend the political with the personal - but she’s always Ioney

Come along and see Ashley reading a section from his book Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks .

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QUAD Children's Writing Group
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

QUAD Children's Writing Group

Award winning writer Ashley Lloyd Smith runs a monthly writers group for those inspired to write for the younger generation.

If you’re looking to create stories for kids and young adults and needing a little bit of inspiration or wanting friendly feedback on current work, join us in QUAD meeting room.

Wednesdays 3rd October, 7th November & 5th December from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - drop in

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Crosswords Open Mic/We Shall Overcome
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Crosswords Open Mic/We Shall Overcome

Crosswords is a fab little Nottingham-based spoken word open mic night with plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! 

We'll have a headline slot from brilliant Yorkshire-based poet and activist Henry Raby. Raised on a steady diet of punk music, his poetry is a combination of angry and unruly verse on feminism, anarchism and protest movements mixed with tender insights into community, friendship and the tricky art of growing up.

Come along and see Ashley reading a section from his book Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks that was inspired by this evening’s headliner, Henry Raby.

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WordWise
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

WordWise

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Catch Ashley Smith at Word Wise #25, which will take place at the Maypole Cafe, Bar & Theatre, on Friday 28th September 2018. 

It's officially their 2nd birthday so please come along and celebrate with some top class word-smithery! 

Word Wise is the concept of poet and performer Jamie Thrasivoulou Poet who will compere and run the evenings. Word Wise is a spoken word and poetry night uniting the best talent from around the UK and beyond, with Derby's finest performers.

This month sees Gemma Fenyn bring her words to the floor words to the floor. 

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Derby Reads – Launch of the Derby Book Festival 2018 Programme
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Derby Reads – Launch of the Derby Book Festival 2018 Programme

The annual Derby Reads event celebrates the launch of the 2018 Derby Book Festival programme and we will announce the winners of our 50 word Flash Fiction writing competition.

Ashley was an invited guest to receive the Runners Up Prize for his 50 word story - Last week of Jean

Based on the traditional Victorian Penny Readings popularised by Charles Dickens, the evening offers a selection of taster readings from books which will feature in this year’s Festival.

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