Open Mic with Novel Nights

Share your writing with us at Novel Nights

At our friendly Novel Nights events the second half of the evening is an Open Mic format.  We invite novelists to share their work with our audience of writers and readers.

What to do:

  • Length: Submit between 800 – 1,000 words – this should take a total of five minutes please
  • Send work in advance so we can give you a slot and plan the evening
  • Send us brief bio (one or two sentences ) about you and your novel including the title, so we can promote you. What is it about? Title? Genre? Who are you?
  • Send us your twitter name. Share and re-tweet to your audience. Bring a friend ! Spread the Novel Nights news via email, word of mouth or on Facebook. We tweet @wordpoppy
  • Feeling shy or have a poor speaking voice and don’t want to read in public? Use Duncan, our resident author who will read for you.  (Give us at least one weeks notice)
  • Novelists below: Maunagh Kelly, Eugene Lambert, Mike Manson and Paul McIntyre
 Paul reading from Blubber Bullet at Novel Nights Open Mic

Paul McIntyre reading Blubber Bullet

Writer, Eugene Lambert

Eugene Lambert, YA writer

Writer, Mike Manson at Novel Nights

Mike Manson author of Where’s my money

Resident actor Duncan Bonner with writer, Maunagh Kelly

Resident actor Duncan Bonner with novelist Maunagh Kelly

We’d love to hear from you


Novel Nights talk on Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing talk & Open Mic : 8pm, Thursday July 3rd, The Lansdown Pub,8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF. 

With the massive shifts in the publishing industry and the rise of e-books writers have more choice than ever before. Self-publishing is one of the options, find out if it’s for you.

Helen Hart, Silverwood Books

Helen Hart, Silverwood Books

Guest speaker, Helen Hart of Silverwood Books, will talk about the self-publishing  industry followed by a Q and A session. Publishing Director, Helen, is the author of nine novels (Harper Collins, OUP, Scholastic,) and Indie Reviewer for the Historical Novel Society. Read more at Silverwood Books.

Lily Forbes, recently published by Silverwood, will read from her novel about her childhood,  ‘Growing up Under the Mango Tree’ and talk briefly about her experiences of self-publishing. Lily’s book launched on June 3rd and her book is currently ranked 15,300 in the Amazon charts out of 6 million books.

Open Mic or novelists and writers – please contact . in advance for details. We’d love to hear your work.  Five minute slot.

SilverWood Logotype WHITE on GREEN 2 (1)SilverWood Books is an author services company that supports self-funding writers to produce high quality professionally-designed books and ebooks.


Tickets – £4 on the door. 8pm  July 3rd, The Lansdown Pub, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF. 8pm