Creative Future Presents Meet The Writer: Lisa Blower


Lisa’s stories have won The Guardian National Short Story Award, been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and longlisted for The Sunday Times Short Story Award. These and others are collected in It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s (Myriad Editions, 2019).

‘It knew exactly how to play with and exploit the potential of its naive narrative voice—what to say but, far more importantly, what not to say—quite apart from its wit, and the undercurrent of sadness it explored without ever being sentimental.’
William Boyd on Broken Crockery, a short story which features in It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s.

Her novel Sitting Ducks was shortlisted for the inaugural Arnold Bennett Prize and longlisted for The Guardian Not the Booker. Lisa was the first Writer in Residence at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, where she started her novel Green Blind, which tackles the politics of fracking in rural Shropshire.

This is a FREE event, but advance booking is recommended. You can book online HERE or by calling 01273 237780.

This event is BSL interpreted.