HumberSFF February 25th with Jim Hawkins, Steven Poore and Lee Harrison

Hull Central Library, Kingston upon Hull, HU1 3TE

Science Fiction Association Humber SFF provides the opportunity to meet others who love the fantasy and speculative fiction genres. Aspiring writers, published authors and the chance to discover more about the genre industry.
The second meetup of HumberSFF features Jim Hawkins, Steven Poore and Lee Harrison.

Jim Hawkins’ screenplay “Thank You Comrades,” earned him a BAFTA nomination. Many of his short stories have been published in Best of The Year anthologies. Fragments of Tomorrow is a… collection of his high quality short stories gathered from an enviable writing career. His work has regularly been published in the in the UK’s flagship science fiction magazine, Interzone. When not writing, Jim inspires new genre writers at Hull University.

Steven Poore’s epic fantasy Heir to the North saw him nominated for a British Fantasy Award in 2016. High King’s Vengeance is the sequel and continues with the theme that the North will rise again. Steven also writes science fiction. His short stories have been published in BFS Award-winning publisher Fox Spirit Books in their Fox Pockets range.

Lee Harrison describes his debut epic fantasy novel, The Bastard Wonderland, as a kitchen sink epic and saw it make the long list for the Not the Booker Prize. He is currently a First Story Writer in residence at St Mary’s College in Hull.

The event is free but please register your interest via Eventbrite.

Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 16:00

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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