An in-depth look at flash fiction, aimed at any writer who is interested to start or continue an exploration of this sparkling form.
You will create many fresh pieces thanks to tried and tested games and exercises – your tutor never asks you to share your writing, so you are unencumbered as you play freely and focus on meeting your new characters, voices and forms within forms.
You’ll be reading excellent published works, discovering the extraordinary possibilities open to writers who embrace both the form and the flash process – incidentally, it’s a stunning way of defeating a fiction sticky patch or the dreaded writers’ block! I’ll look forward to sharing the day with you.
Vanessa Gebbie has won awards for both prose and poetry, including a Bridport Prize and the Troubadour. Author of ten books, including five collections of short and short-short fictions, two of poetry and a novel, she is also commissioning and contributing editor of Short Circuit: Guide to the Art of the Short Story (Salt). Her latest publication is another flash collection, Nothing to Worry About (Flash: The International Short Short Story Press) She teaches widely. www.vanessagebbie.com @vanessagebbie
This event is supported by the Arts Council.