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Book Launch: Grist  

Join us for the launch of this year’s Grist anthology, Apocalypse Now: Stories for the End of the World.  

The short story is an art form that focuses on the end of things and is thus perfectly attuned to explore catastrophes, apocalypses, and all forms of Armageddon. 

Generation after generation convince themselves their times are apocalyptic, yet the world keeps on spinning. But what if this is now really the end of the world as we know it? The symptoms of the end surround us, on both a global and individual scale. The world is finite, resources are limited. Surely one day it will all run out?  

With the threat of a Third World War imminent, global warming, overpopulation, the end of antibiotics, the terrifying developments of Artificial Intelligence, the sixth mass extinction and the end of nature, is life on Earth over? 

But what even is the apocalypse today? Does the world have to end for our times to be apocalyptic? Is the end of one thing really just the beginning of something else?  

 Apocalypse Now? is a collection of innovative short stories that explore, imagine and dramatise the end of things. 


Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  


Date: Thursday 25 April 

Time: 7.15pm-8.30pm 

Venue: Small Seeds, Castlegate (New Street junction), HD1 2UD 

Tickets: Free (booking recommended) 

Age Guidance: 16+ 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/small-seeds  

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