Pocket-sized

Sunday 15 September

Pocket-Sized is a day-long festival celebrating the short form in print, digital and audio formats with some of the most influential thinkers, writers and poets around. The building will be buzzing with talks, discussions, panels, film, a roaming audio lounge and a pop-up bookstore. Buy your ticket for an individual event or a day pass for entry to the whole festival.

Call our Box Office on 020 7433 8988 to book a £25 day pass which gives access to all the events throughout the day, you can also pick up a free copy of Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special, containing a selection of the best pieces published in the magazine over its forty-year history.

11am   Audio Lounge, Free | Roaming audio stories  Book Now

Sit back, put on your headphones and relax into the aural pleasure that is listening to short stories aloud.

11.30am A.M. Homes, £12 | In Conversation Book Now

Join us for an in conversation with literary legend A.M. Homes with chair Sandi Toksvig.

12.30pm  RSA Shorts, Free | Film  Book Now

A series of short animations, provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world.

2.30pm Granta Magazine: The Short Form, £10 | Panel Discussion Book Now

Granta editor and writer, Sigrid Rausing, novelist and short story writer A. M. Homes, and novelist and editor of The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story, Philip Hensher talk to journalist and writer Simon Garfield about the short form 

3.45pm Etgar Keret: Based on a true Story, £6 | Film Book Now

Israeli short story writer Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. His own life, too, seems a modern fairy tale. In this hybrid documentary, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret’s life.

7pm 5x15, £12 | Talk Book Now

5×15 at Pocket-sized brings together exceptional story tellers to shares new perspectives on the issues transforming the world around us. 

9pm After Dark with Hollie McNish, £12 | Performance Book Now

Join us for 'After Dark' with Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish, who'll be reading a number of her incredible stories.