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December 2018

I/cast just did an interview about my play Moment of Grace for Soho Radio. Ben Bruckshaw who plays ‘Andrew’ in the production for WAD also performs a short excerpt.

Have a listen…it’s from 0645 in…herewith:


1 December 2018

There will be a special performance of my play Moment of Grace for World AIDS Day at St. Anne’s church, 55 Dean Street Soho, London. 6.p.m



27 November 2018

I have an excerpt from a new play in Creative Collisions at The Cockpit Theatre, London



October 2019 New play Moment of Grace (full version) showcased at Bloomsbury festival -sold out performances! Film trailer here https://youtu.be/ZarmF0ua65o Audience feed-back :

Just been to see a very moving play about events around Diana’s 1987 visit to an AIDS ward. Such an important moment to reflect on. Congratulations to the author on a well-paced and powerful play.

I thought 'Moment of Grace' was beautifully constructed and sensitively played. Congratulations! Do hope some theatre/producers show some interest.

Well researched, will written, well performed and very moving and enlightening. A tour de force. Well done.

Congratulations. What an amazing evening. It was a privilege to be there - you should be very proud.

It was mind-blowing and humbling; the time has come for a specifically British take on those years.

Came to see 'Moment of Grace' last night and wanted to thank you all for this piece of theatre. So important that the early years of HIV/AIDS are not forgotten. Superb performances from everyone; really emotional night.

A thought provoking inspirational story. Thanks and well done!

Moment of Grace ( abridged version) played in Untold Stories at The Pleasance Theatre; Opening scene from new play Street Sweeper played in Page to Stage Festival of New Writing at Arcola Theatre to a sold out audience


AUGUST 2018 

Reading three shorts for Hidden Theatre at The Old Nell, Drury Lane.


JUNE 21 2018: 

Jean Woollard performs my London Short Story Prize ‘The Visitor’ at Leyton Technical as part of FROM THE FOREST  THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL.


MAY 22-26 

My monologue play Wrong Entrance has a SOLD OUT run at Putney Theatre as part of FATE EXPECTATIONS new writing showcase

MAY 2018 

Read at Brighton Fringe Wordstock for Rattle Tales my Highly Commended story from The Brighton Prize Anthology 



APRIL 2018 

Read at the launch of The London Short Story Prize

March 2018

Putney Theatre Company have selected my short monologue play Wrong Entrance to be performed as part of their Fate expectations showcase of new writing. The show will run May 22-26 in The Studio.

Book tickets via website: http://www.putneytheatrecompany.org.uk/

March 2018

I have a story published in this great new anthology showcasing the best of new London short story writing!
It's a free event but you will need a ticket to attend.

London Short Story Prize Anthology Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of the London Short Story Prize Anthology. Listen to readings from our prize winners, hear from judges Joe Dunthorne (Submarine, The Adulterants) and Leone Ross (Come Let Us Sing Anyway) and celebrate the…

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February 2018

Read at Dulwich Library as part of LGBTQ month

January 2018

Won a place on The Putney Theatre Company’s New Writing ‘Fate Expectations’ script development scheme.

The Brighton Prize will publish my Highly Commended story A Decision to Stand in their forthcoming anthology.

November 2017

Reading at the launch of this Anthology, in which my story A Statement is published!


October 2017

My stories performed as monologues by three actors at the Bloomsbury Festival


September 2017

Long listed for The Brighton Prize


June 2017

FlashFlood the National Flash-Fiction Day journal published my story 'Wrong Entrance'


May 2017

Backstory Ensemble will perform my short stories as monologues at Rose and Crown Theatre, Hoe Street, Walthamstow on 4th June.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/telling-tales-to-let-off-steam-tickets-32620293175


November 2016

Read my work at Polari Lit Salon as part of the Whitechapel Write Idea Festival.

My short story WINDOW TO PARADISE published by www.openpen.co.uk

My story MEATBALLS published in The 2016 Exeter Prize Anthology. Here

Actor Peter Kenny has recorded my flash fiction for Christmas audio book giveaway in the U.S.

July 2016 Shortlisted for the Wow 1000 word Short Story Prize.

New story published by visualverse.org.

28th June 2016 Six of my short stories are being performed as monologues by actors at this event ! https://www.facebook.com/sage.dance/

March 10th 2016 My prose will be performed with dance at osoarts.org.uk as part of a www.sagedancecompany.com production

THE STREET SWEEPER is short listed for the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary Award !

My story WHERE WE WERE HAPPIEST headlined throughout September at www.visualverse.org/

My new short story MEATBALLS is being performed at Liar's League in Hong Kong on 31st August 2015.

Readings at TIPSY, 20 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XN this Sunday in the Queer Tongues Salon 7.30pm Sunday 12th July 2015

and

at www.walthamstowgardenparty.com Saturday 18th July 2pm Lloyd Park, E17.


29th May 2015 Readings at the launch party of the E17 ART Trail in The Vestry House Museum , Walthamstow.

I was an invited guest reader at Open Pen Magazine's ALL YOU READ IS LOVE literary salon in London on 26th February 2015.

Copies of the anthology Fifty Flashes of Fiction are now available at: http://blackpear.net/2014/12/01/fifty-flashes-of-fiction The eBook version is online and the paperback will be available from Amazon soon.

My story NO PLACE FOR SISSIES will appear in WorcesterLitFest Flash Fiction Anthology 2014 entitled Fifty Flashes of Fiction. I will read at the launch party at St. Swithun's Institute, The Trinity, Worcester 1600-1800 on Sunday 30th November 2014.

I will be reading from my work at The Society Club, Soho, London on 15th July at 7.30pm

http://www.thesocietyclub.com/nshop

Another volume of prize-winning short stories from the Words with JAM BIGGER Short Story Competition 2013 is released ...

Judged by David Haviland (fiction agent for the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency), Polly Courtney (author of Feral Youth) and Susan Jane Gilman (author of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street), this second collection displays the talents of another up-and-coming group of new writers.

A heady mixture of stories, from romance to spine-chilling tension and from the virtual world to the extreme worlds of the self-deluded, these stories will take you to places you’ve never been before.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lY0xdF7EA3U/U7HCbo4hzDI/AAAAAAAAB4I/LYexZOEkCdE/s1600/An+Earthless+Melting+Pot+2+Cover+EBOOK.jpgStories and contributors include:




Let Me Pay by Bren Gosling






Paperbacks are available from Amazon. Ebooks are available from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and other retailers

AND Four of my FLASH stories now available as free app downloads from Ether Books

http://www.etherbooks.com/


5th June 2014 at 7.30pm
Bren will read at the Penny Fielding Gallery, 34 Orford Road, London E17 9NJ www.pennyfielding.com as part of the Walthamstow Art Trail. His exhibition Village Flash will run 31st May- 15th June .

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