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Friday, June 20, 2014


In celebration of the shortest day of the year which falls on 21 June in 2014, Mondays at St. Clements is celebrating National Short Story Day.

“We follow the lead of a UK-wide celebration with the same name, an initiative aimed at promoting fiction in its succinct form, focusing on South African writing that lends itself to this tradition,” explains Professor Pieter Scholtz, director and playwright and one of the organisers. “Our past short-story competitions attracted over 100 submissions each year. We have therefore decided to make this an annual event to coincide with the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere,”

The Mondays @ 6 at St. Clements programme on June 21 will feature the results of the Short Story Competition 2014 which covers stories of precisely 100 words (no more, no less)

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays at Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Booking is advised on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.