"Working Class Writer" - Stephen Tuffin at the Westgate Literary Festival 2019

CC's Bar, United Kingdom, CT8 8QY
Sun 15th September 2019
The Working Class Writer in Contemporary Fiction
Stephen Tuffin

Stephen Tuffin identifies as a working-class writer despite the protestations of his two grown up children, who tell him he stopped being working class when he turned 40. However, he continues to write about working class people and is currently writing a collection of darkly humorous short and flash fictions called ‘The View from the Gasworks’ inspired by the working class people he grew up with in Westgate.

Stephen divides his working life teaching English and creative writing and has taught creative writing to students from a variety of backgrounds and in a variety of locations, including Broadmoor Hospital, Alcoholics Anonymous, MIND, Bath Spa University and the Open University – where he has taught for the past 15 years. He is the founder/organiser of ‘The Squat Pen Rests short-story writing Championship of the World.’ And is a sucker for competitions with long titles that make outrageous claims.
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