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London’s Word Factory is the national organisation for short story excellence. Run by writers, not for profit but for passion. Word Factory is for everyone who loves stories, bringing brilliant writers and readers together for conversation and fun. Meet our authors, join our masterclasses and make use of our advice, news and information.

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Between Poetry and Pornography

In an article for The Guardian from 2017, Eimear McBride wrote: ‘Of my own area, literature, it’s always said that good sex scenes are hard to write. This is true. Why, is less frequently reflected on.’

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Our salons and classes feature the best contemporary writers in an intimate and relaxed environment. Join us at these events, get involved and enjoy great storytelling. If you can’t attend, watch, listen and read some of our greatest moments…