Humber Speculative Fiction presents an Evening with Stairwell Books

After a successful open mic night in February, Humber Speculative Fiction will host an evening with York Independent Publisher Stairwell Books. 

Originally suggested by Clint Wastling, the evening is dedicated to his memory. Clint Wastling’s writing was a regular feature within local magazines and events across the region. His passion for literature, his hometown, and the natural environment formed the base of much of his writing.

The evening will take place on Sunday 26 March from 5:30pm at Atom Bar, New Walkergate, in Beverley. 

“It’s an absolute honour to hold this event in Beverley,” said organiser and author Shellie Horst. 

“Clint understood the importance of supporting creative artists in the region. Readers rarely discover the outstanding books by independent publishers across the North of England, and writers are unaware of the opportunities that such presses offer.”

Stairwell Books was conceived by founders Rose Drew and Alan Gillott. A small, independent publisher that specialises in good writing from new writers, Stairwell has been publishing poetry and prose since 2002. As well as offering vital insight into the publishing process, Stairwell Books will showcase their speculative fiction authors Dawn Treacher, Pauline Kirk, Eliza Mood and Andrew Crowther. The future-based fantasy Tyrant’s Rex by Clint Wastling will also feature.

The evening is free to attend, but Humber Speculative Fiction strongly recommends reserving a seat to assist with organising. 

Tickets are available from and directly from Eventbrite.