Colchester WriteNight Short Prose Collection, by Sue Dawes and Emma Kittle-Pey, Editors

Published October 29th, 2021

£3.95 (e-book)
£9.00 (print)

9781838059866 (e-book)
9781838059811 (print)

Sue Dawes and Emma Kittle-Pey, Editors

Colchester WriteNight invite you into their ‘Open Book’ of tales, vignettes and stories they conjured up during lockdown 2020. From goats and Rollers to gallery nudes, pork scratchings and the increasingly elusive Willow Wiffle, these stories will make you laugh, cry and shudder. The editors’ brief was to select the best, and there was a wealth to choose from. Join us in this celebration of community creativity.

The collections features stories by Sarah Armstrong, Sarah Bates Kendrick, Annie Bell, Penny Benedetti, Helen Chambers, Tim Gardiner, Phil Hurst, Wendy James, Jonathan King, Toni Peers, Mary Pullen Deacon, Clare Shaw, Doug Smith, Alice Violett, and Katy Wimhurst.

Many thanks to Colchester Borough Council Creative Events Fund for supporting this project.

A L Kennedy has written the introduction.

The book is edited by Sue Dawes and Patrician Press author, Emma Kittle-Pey.

Sue Dawes lives in Essex with her family and is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Essex University. She has over 30 writing credits to her name: short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, which have appeared in magazines, anthologies and on-line publications, including Mslexia, Potato Soup Journal, and Writer’s Forum.  Sue recently won the ‘Language Evolves’ short story competition.


Key words: fiction, story, short fiction, short story, humour, community, collaboration




Emma Kittle-Pey

Emma Kittle-Pey is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a PhD candidate at the University of Essex. She is the founder and curator of local community writing group, Colchester WriteNight, a tutor of Creative Writing at ACL Essex and is on the …

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