Archive for July, 2009

Story Shop


2009
07.29

I’ll be reading again at the fabulous Story Shop organised by Edinburgh City of Literature. I read there last year and had a blast, so I am delighted I’ve been invited back for a second year. Of course the challenge now is to find a short story of mine that doesn’t feature sex, bad language and/or violence (or any combination of those). Sure I’ll manage something. I can always do a radio 1 edit.

You can catch me at 4.00pm on Wednesday the 19th August in the Festivak Booshop tent. I will be sporting an author’s pass, a silly grin and a glass of wine.

Stefan Pearson

The Human Genre Project


2009
07.14

My story D’ya know me? that I read recently at the Genomics Forum gig (see the previous post) has been published on the website of The Human Genre Project, something I’m particularly pleased about.  Thanks to Ken Macleod for including it and conceiving and hosting such an exciting literary concept.


The Human Genre Project
is a collection of new writing in very short forms — short stories, flash fictions, reflections, poems — inspired by genes and genomics.

Starting with just a few pieces at its launch in July 2009, the collection will grow and develop over time. Please check back regularly to see what has been added.

The project was conceived by Ken MacLeod, writer in residence at the Genomics Forum, who also edits the collection, and was inspired by Michael Swanwick’s Periodic Table of Science Fiction.

The Human Genre Project is an initiative of the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, part of the ESRC Genomics Network, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and based at The University of Edinburgh.

Stefan Pearson