The judging has been done, the fingernails gnawed, the coffee brewed and drunk, so, here are the Leeds stories to be shared with cafe-goers in Brisbane, Toronto and Leeds (of course) at Halloween.
Our thanks and congratulations to the authors and the many other lovely Leeds writers who shared their stories with us, through the wonderful http://mcbookishness.com.
John Back is an emerging writer who talks as if optimism is underrated and hopes that one day it will come true.
John’s story ‘To You’ is one of the dozen napkin stories to be found at 16 amazing cafes in and around Brisbane.
He tweets as @mrjohnaback and you can read more of his work at http://boobahdore.blogspot.com.au/
Alana Eising just completed her Honours in creative writing at QUT. She writes dreamy fiction and essays about the classical elements.
Alana’s story ‘Love the Sea’ is one of the 12 gorgeous napkin stories to be found at 16 Brisbane cafes today.
Former journalist and author of a children’s picture book, Elysa Reidel Edmonston, lives in Brisbane with her husband, twins and opinionated Italian greyhound.
Elysa’s story ‘Tea with Grandma Pink’ is one of the dozen delectable napkin stories you’ll find at Brisbane cafes tomorrow (14 Feb – which is also International Book Giving Day ).
Tom Heathwood is a Brisbane-based scribbler, 5’11″, brunette, non-smoker, social drinker. Tom enjoys short walks on the beach, documentaries about tigers, and instant noodles.
Tom’s story ‘The Heart’ is one of the 12 fully absorbent napkin stories to be found in Brisbane cafes this Thursday.
Tom tweets as @TomHeathwood, but is more often to be found roaming the streets taking quite wonderful photos.
Chloe Townson is an aspiring writer, though would happily live the rest of her life as a purveyor of books, imagination and childish enthusiasm.
Chloe’s story ‘Be Spontaneous‘ is one of the 12 napkin stories quixotically quivering in anticipation of being set free in 15 Brisbane cafes this Valentine’s Day.
Chloe can sometimes be found behind the counter at the wonderful Riverbend Books and Teahouse, and she tweets as @vigilante27.
Steven Beeston is a local Brisbane playwright, director and actor. Having never been paid for any of these positions has not deterred him.
Steven’s story ‘Softness’ is one of the 12 superb napkin stories to be found at Brisbane cafes this Thursday, 14th February.
Steven can be found on twitter @Steave_Shadow.
Freya Wright-Brough is a young, Brisbane-based writer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, loves fantasy, is obsessed with comedy and tweets as @freyawriter.
On 14th February, Freya’s story, God, not another bad hair day, will be one of the dozen delicious napkin stories lurking near the cupcakes at Brisbane cafes.
Jack Vening grew up in Canberra and moved to Brisbane to write. He won the 2010 Undergrad and 2012 Postgrad Creative Writing Prizes at QUT.
Jack’s story ‘Missed Connections’ is one of the devine dozen napkin stories to be found in Brisbane cafes on 14th February.
He writes for Stilts and tweets as @LoYonderJack.
Megan McGrath is an award-winning short story writer from Brisbane. Her story ’Like Yellow Roses’ is one of the twelve flash fiction stories soon to be found nestling up against warm coffee cups across Brisbane cafes.
You can read more about Megan and her work at megansfictions.blogspot.com.
She tweets as @megansfictions and can sometimes be found at the State Library of Queensland, scribbling furiously.