Events & Press
January 01, 2020
FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY: Bryony Doran, Author, Poet and Comedienne, in conversation with The Urban Tiger. Bryony's collection of poetry 'Bullet Proof', an unflinching examination of her emotional experiences while her son was fighting in Afghanistan, is published by Bloodaxe Books in their new anthology, 'Home Front'.
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Keeping Military Families in MInd
A Writing Group for Miitary Families
April 08, 2020
Are you part of a military family? Would you like your voice heard? To write down how you feel? Then come along and join us. Starting on the 9th of April Mind Sheffield are running a monthly writing group, lead by Bryony Doran, a writer and the mother of a veteran herself.
Sheffield Novel Slam 2019
October 14, 2019
Watch the film or go to The Sheffield Novelists blog to learn more. https://sheffieldnovelists.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/enter-the-novel-slam-2019/
Sheffield Novel Slam, 2018
18th October 2018- 19:30-22:30 · Dina 32A-34 Cambridge Street, S1 4HP Sheffield
October 17, 2018
Bring a one minute pitch to read to to our judges, novelists: Bryony Doran, Gavin Extence, Daniel Blythe, Stacey Sampson and the audience for your chance to be crowned Novel Slam champion 2018.
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A Public Speaking Event on Story Telling
January 10, 2019
I believe by sharing and telling stories, we enrich and enhance our lives.
Bryony Doran talks about how she learnt about narrative and how it achieves a mythological status in our lives
READING RETREAT - November 2018 in carefully restored half-timbered barn Herefordshire
Guest Authors, Bryony Doran & Deborah Moggach
November 14, 2018
There will be two reading retreats held in November at the carefully restored half-timbered barn in Herefordshire. One retreat will be held over the weekend and one during the week. The guest authors will be, Deborah Moggach on the 10th of November and Bryony Doran on the 14th of November
To read more about the guest authors please click on the image below
Poetry in Aldeburgh
November 04, 2018
Bryony Doran, Isabel Palmer and guest readings of Jehanne Dubrow, Elyse Fenton. Peter Pears gallery, 11.30 -12.30
Four poets read from Bloodaxe’s lauded anthology Home Front, exploring how women cope with absent loved ones serving in conflicts overseas. Isabel Palmer and Bryony Doran read alongside Audrey Ardern-Jones (for Elyse Fenton) and Jean Hall (for Jehanne Dubrow).
October 17, 2018
Bring a one minute pitch to read out it to to our esteemed judges, novelists: Bryony Doran, Gavin Extence, Daniel Blythe, Stacey Sampson and the audience for your chance to be crowned Novel Slam champion 2018.
Compered by novelist Ian Broome and organised by Beverley Ward and Anne Garage The Novel Slam is part of The Off The Shelf Festival
There will also be a 'Perfect Your Pitch, workshop run on the 13th of October
To read more about the Novel Slam and how to enter or to be part of the audience, click here or to get tickets direct from eventbrite, click on the image
To read The Novel Slam rules in more detail, click the button below to go to the Sheffield Novelists site
September 05, 2018
We return after the summer with an exciting line-up of fabulous feminist spoken word .
We're blessed to be joined by fantastic artists. Bryony Doran, Evie Wilson, Kit Rayne and Sinead Campbell (Sinead Chantel).
Hope Valley Fringe Festival
18.30 – 21.30, Outside Cafe, Hathersage
April 27, 2018
The Hope Valley Fringe Festival is a celebration of our local interest in The Arts, Music, Science, Health, Drama, Photography, Literature, Gardening and Food.
Bryony Doran will be reading alongside local poets Julie Mellor, Cora Greenhill and Sally Goldsmith.
Writers in the Bath
The Bath Hotel, Sheffield
April 09, 2018
Join Bryony Doran and Shelley Roche-Jacques at The Bath Hotel (Sheffield) for a night crammed with poetry, drinks and more poetry!
Bryony will be reading from her latest collection in 'Home Front' (Bloodaxe) as well as from brand new material.
Speaking at the Army Families Research Symposium
November 27, 2017
Bryony Doran and Isabel Palmer read from their poetry collections in 'Home Front' at the Army Families Federation Research Symposium in London.
Bryony Doran also gives a talk to the symposium.
The AFF is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the Army lifestyle.
Judging Sheffield Novel Slam
October 08, 2017
The Novel Slam returns to Off the Shelf Festival to encourage new writing talent. This is your chance to showcase your novel to an enthusiastic audience and pitch to a panel of acclaimed published authors, including Bryony Doran.
Get your writing out there and enter for a chance of winning exciting prizes including coaching, critiques from agents, publishers and editors, signed books and more.
International Women's Day
March 26, 2017
The China Bird author Bryony Doran was joined by Bill Allerton, a writer and publisher, at Book Swap Durham's meeting in West Rainton, Country Durham. The event was part of International Women’s Day and raised £170 for women’s rights charity Womankind Worldwide.
Organiser Annette Morris said: “We’re really pleased to have raised even more than we did last year to help women around the world who are much less fortunate than us here in the West. We’re very grateful to Bryony and Bill for joining us and making it very special – it’s not every day you get the chance to ask writers and publishers questions about their work.”
Home Front Readings at King's College, London
February 25, 2015
Bryony Doran reads from her collection 'Bullet Proof' in Home Front for a series entitled 'Poetry And Our War in Afghanistan' with Andrew O'Hagan.
Part of a series of poetry readings chaired and introduced by Ruth Padel, Fellow in the Department of English, with internationally renowned contemporary poets.
Alumni of the Month at Sheffield Hallam University
December 01, 2009
Bryony Doran is 'Alumni of the Month' in December 2009 at Sheffield Hallam University. Bryony Doran is a post-graduate of the MA Writing Class of 2004.
"After graduating it took me four years, and several re-writes, to get my novel The China Bird published..." Click below to read more.
The China Bird in The Sheffield Telegraph
April 30, 2009
"As Bryony Doran prepares for the Sheffield launch next week of her first novel, The China Bird, it has already become an award winner. Earlier this year it was chosen by book-groups around the country to win the Hookline Award. The book, which is set in Sheffield, is a story of secrets, love and ultimate mutual understanding. It explores the perceptions of beauty and abnormality."
Sheffield Author Lands Top Prize
February 01, 2009
"Sheffield author Bryony Doran has landed a top literature prize for her latest novel, The China Bird. Organisers of this year's Hookline Novel Competition described the book as 'a beauty and the beast tale that explores the relationship between a young female artist and a disabled older man."
Sheffield Star newspaper, February 2009
Review of 'Billy' in Time Out Magazine
December 18, 2002
"Bryony Doran's 'Billy' is a compassionate story about what happens when an old man has a fall on the way to the cemetery."
'Billy' was first published in 'Matter' (2002), Sheffield Hallam University's creative writing magazine, and is now published in The Sand Eggs – a short story collection by Bryony Doran about women denied a voice.
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