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Pauline Masurel co-hosted a writing workshop at Bristol Library and took part in an event at the Lansdown, Clifton, to celebrate National Flash-Fiction Day on 21 June 2014. She read at A Feast of Stories in Cheltenham in April 2014; the theme for the evening was Happy Families.  She also took part in the BristolCon Fringe event, Fringe in a Flash, at the Shakespeare Tavern.

Pauline Masurel and Ali Bacon were at Winterbourne Library in February 2014 to celebrate National Libraries Day with a session of storytelling for grown-ups.

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Pauline Masurel has often contributed to Story Fridays in Bath.  You can hear some of these performances online, courtesy of A Word In Your Ear's Story Friday Archive facility.

Pauline Masurel took part in the National Flash Fiction Day event in Bristol in June 2013.

She joined Amy Mason and others for Write Club Presents at Spike Island, Bristol in March 2013 and read her story The Kingfisher Bride at Stroud Short Stories inFebruary 2013

She also performed four of her flash fictions, as a guest of Bristol Writers Group, at The Thunderbolt pub, Bristol in February 2013 at an event organised by Word of Mouth.

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Pauline Masurel ran two Discover Flash Fiction workshops as part of South Gloucestershire's Discover Festival in autumn 2012.  These informal taster sessions introduced readers and writers to the joys of flash fiction.  They took place at Emerson's Green and Winterbourne libraries.  For the 2013 Discover Festival she organised a Discover Short Stories event at Winterbourne Library with a number of other local short fiction writers and performers.


She took part in Where are the Women? Here They Are 2012 at the Cube Cinema, Bristol on 4 June 2012.  and joined other writers and performers to read some of her short-short stories at Windmill Hill City Farm, Bristol for World Book Night on 23 April 2012.

The Barbie Nativity is a story about the art of Christmas decorations taken to extremes.  It was included in the online audio magazine 4'33" in December 2011.  The story In The Frame was also featured in 4'33" in November 2010 and tells the wintery tale of Lazlo the framemaker.

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Carbon Dating is set on the London Road area of Bath and was written and recorded for Heads & Tales.  It is available to download free of charge from www.headsandtales.org.uk/audiostories/ together with directions for a walk along the route of the story.  It was first performed at the Kilter HQ on London Road on 26 November 2011 at a launch event for three Heads & Tales audio stories set in the Snow Hill/London Road area.

Pauline Masurel read some of her tiny stories with Short Umbrella (featuring Tania Hershman) in October 2011 at Hooper House Cafe as part of the Bristol Festival of Literature.  She also performed a sequence of tiny stories at Blackwell's bookshop, Bristol in November 2010 at an event to celebrate National Short Story Week.


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The Colour of Infinity was written and recorded for Heads & Tales.  This audio story is set in Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire and is available to download free of charge from www.headsandtales.org.uk/audiostories/ together with directions for a walk along the route of the story.  It was read live at Staple Hill library in June 2010 as part of an event Celebrating Staple Hill.


A podcast of a conversation with Sam Peczek from Spilt Milk Magazine was recorded in August 2010.


Pauline Masurel was a regular reader with Heads & Tales, performing in October 2010 at Sladers Yard, Bridport, in March 2010 at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth and since 2006 at various venues in Bristol, including The Cube, Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and the crypt at St-John-In-The-Wall.

She took part in a live two-hour broadcast on Soundart Radio in January 2009 to celebrate Imbolc, reading the story A Crack in the Wall, and also performed at the Secret Garden Party Festival in 2008 and the Port Eliot Festival in 2009.

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The Barbie Nativity was performed for Folk Tales in May 2010 at the Scout Hut, Redcliffe Backs, Bristol. 


The Story-blind Princess, read by Hayley Riby, is available in the Audio Collection at New Fairy Tales.  These stories have been recorded to raise money for the Derian House Children's Hospice and donations will be gratefully received.


Tim Wright's play In Search of Oldton, inspired by the website www.oldton.com, featured a contribution and appearance by Mazzy and was broadcast on Radio 4 in July 2006 as part of a BBC season about memory.


Cover Design by Electronic Age (01225 465749) for Bath Literature Festival 2005

A live reading of work featured in the anthology Watermark.  The book launch took part in the Guildhall, Bath in February 2005 as part of the Bath Literature Festival.

Previous appearances include You Heard It Here First as part of the 2004 Bath Literature Festival.  This was an event with nine other students from the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University College. 

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Pauline Masurel read three stories from the collection of tiny tales Currying Flavour for Tales Of The Decongested in January 2005 at Foyles bookshop, London.  Also, a reading in June 2004 from the anthology Her Majesty at the Poetry Cafe, London and earlier that year, an appearance at Il Bordello, Bristol, in a set compered by Annie McGann.


One Call Is All It Takes was first broadcast as an afternoon short story on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.  Departing People was a winner in the BBC's First Bite competition and first broadcast in October 1995.


Pauline Masurel

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