Rachel New’s One Page Wonders
Birmingham Literature Festival
Daily from 12-6pm until 11th October
From Santa writing to all the children in the World to tell them what he wants for Christmas to the 78-year-old man who travels onboard the top of the number 11 bus looking for love, you can never accuse writer and radio broadcaster Rachel New of having a dull imagination.
Rachel is half way through her marathon attempt at producing one hundred ‘One Page Wonders’ of flash fiction over ten days; a task set by the team at this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival.
She’s already produced 50 stories thanks to the help of people’s tweets, facebook messages, and meetings with the public, as they are invited to watch her develop the tales before them. From her very public desk space at the Book Rotunda inside the Library of Birmingham, Rachel writes from 12-6pm each day accepting words of encouragement and people’s ideas via her twitter account @rachel_new.
So if you ever wondered what a day in the life of an imaginary Brummie pigeon might be like or exactly what happened to the man who forgot how to walk down the stairs then you can read them over at Rachel’s festival blog and use #OnePageWonders.
One Page Wonder’s follows on from Rachel’s successful and equally heroic attempt at writing an 30,000 word novella (with a broken finger) for Ten Day Sentence at 2013’s festival.
There are still some great things come over the next 5 days of the festival including Owen Jones with the annual Urban Sermon, Malorie Blackman, Helen Dunmore and Meera Syal in conversation with Sathnam Sanghera.
Tickets can be bought via www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org or by calling 0121 245 4455. In person at The Box, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP.