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Adventures in Short Short Fiction

Jude reading at the launch of her pamphlet ‘The Chemist’s House’ last September

 

Contact Jude, a self-confessed flash fiction addict, via her website if you want to join the Join the keen pool of writers, writing and studying flash (short short) who is a self-confessed flash fiction addict. Courses begin again in September 2018  but there are other events on in the meantime —

Booking for the next festival in Bristol 20-22nd July is now open. There is a great line up of workshops, talks, readings, open-mic, picnic.  More details flashfictionfestival.com

 

The focus of the festival above and of the sessions is to write, read, listen and learn all about this exciting genre, growing in popularity throughout the world.

In the on-going sessions there are writing exercises and a focus on a different style of flash fiction each week. Homework and feedback on flash fictions you have written. Encouragement to submit your short fictions to magazines and competitions.

Venue At ‘The Ram’ public house, 20 Claverton Buildings, Bath. A self-contained quiet space.

Time: 12.00 – 2.00 pm. Simple lunches are available in the pub. We have a short lunch break half way through.

Jude runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award a three times a year international contest and all long listed authors are offered publication in a year-end anthology available from bookshop.adhocfiction.com

New to flash fiction? Try out the free to enter weekly micro contest Ad Hoc Fiction. 150 words with a prize of a free entry to Bath Flash Fiction Award.

Period piece

Read any  Daphne Du Maurier? Write a memoir piece about the first time you read a classic novel you loved. Where were you? Was it a gift? Did you buy it? Was it in a classroom at school? Write about everything to do with your life at that time. Include the five senses. Have fun.

 

Want more inspiration for short and longer fiction? Jude’s running a writing session in late January with writer, Meg Pokrass on introducing humour into fiction. More details and booking  here.

Alex is running a session in March with novelist James Eliis,  to help you get ideas for novels and plotting.  8 places left.

Writing Funny Fiction

Monday 29th January at Beaufort Bookshop, 1 Beaufort Place, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RP, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm Cost: £28. Pay via paypal or any card on the paypal button below. Sold Out

Meg and Jude reading at the inaugural flash fiction festival in Bath, which Jude directed last June

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Syrian bread rolls and curried parsnip soup

This week’s prompt

Write the story of the people who ate the soup and rolls. A bird is part of the story, and your fiction has a happy ending.

 

Event news:

Six places left on Write into the Light with Jude. A pop-up writing session with Jude. December 13th. Beaufort Books, Larkhall, Bath.

One place left on Writing and Editing Flash Fiction series with Jude. Beginning January

Waiting list for Alex’s Memoir sessions in February 1st and 8th.

Come to an Evening of ‘Noir’ Flash Fiction at St James Wine Vaults, Bath, this Saturday 25th November. Six authors reading. Fun.