The Word Festival gets more exciting by the minute!

Joining the fabulous array of guest speakers at The Word Festival on 22 September is writer and editor Claire Massey.

Claire’s short stories have been published in The Best British Short Stories 2011, Murmurations: an Anthology of Uncanny Stories about Birds, Patricide, Cabinet des Fées, Flax, The Adirondack Review and elsewhere. Two of her stories, Marionettes and Into the Penny Arcade, were recently published as chapbooks by Nightjar Press. Claire is also an editor and project manager at Litfest and is co-editor of online magazine Paraxis.

Claire will be joining The Word‘s other guest speakers – award-winning novelist Jenn Ashworth, e-book sensation Kerry Wilkinson, and independent publisher Ra Page from Comma Press – who will be delivering professional and creative development sessions throughout the day at the beautiful Astley Hall in Lancashire.

Tickets will be on sale soon – keep 22 September free in your diary!