Harrogate Residents Encouraged to Enjoy a Free ‘Bite-Sized’ Piece of Literature

Dan Siddle, General Manager of the Crown Hotel, and Rachel Tunnicliffe, Senior Partner at Raworths Solicitors, at the Short Stories Dispenser

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is bringing a free short stories dispenser to town as part of the Festival’s celebration of books and the joy of reading, with residents encouraged to head to The Crown Hotel between Friday 13th October and Sunday 22nd October to collect a free ‘bite sized’ piece of literature.

Stories from the dispenser are selected from a range of over 10,000 short works of literature and cover a range of genres including: romance, drama, crime fiction, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, children’s stories, and the classics.

At the touch of a button, visitors will receive a short story that will take one, three or five minutes to read. The story is printed on high quality, eco-friendly paper to read straight away or take away and read in a spare moment.

Authors range from Emily Dickinson to Lewis Carrol, Ernest Hemingway and William Shakespeare to contemporary stories by lesser-known authors and aspiring new writers.

All stories have been chosen with vocabulary, subject, style and emotions in mind to be accessible to a wide audience, which means it is a great opportunity to try a new genre or author.

Rachel Tunnicliffe, Senior Partner at Raworths Solicitors said: “The short stories dispenser allows us to take a moment to celebrate the joy of reading and storytelling, no matter how busy we are. It’s a fun and engaging way to bring great writing and literature to the whole community.”

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2023 takes place at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate from Thursday 19th October to Sunday 22nd October and features a lineup including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Andy McNab, Gaby Roslin, Carrie and David Grant and Sir Vince Cable. The annual event is curated and produced by Harrogate International Festivals and sponsored by Raworths Solicitors.

To find out more and book tickets, visit the website here, or contact the Box Office on 01423 562303. To visit the short stories dispenser, head down to The Crown Hotel whenever you have a spare moment.