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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Flash fiction and how to write it

Friday, 20 September 2019

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Suitable for: 14+


Carnegie-nominated author Bridget Blankley will be hosting a very special workshop, delving into the techniques and craft behind writing short stories and flash fiction.

From the Six Word Story, to Twitterature (280 characters), the 50-word-dribble, and 100-word-drabble, and sudden fiction in 750 words, Bridget will guide you through the ins, outs, ups and downs of crafting a story in a flash.

Flash fiction has existed since pre-history, and has been a popular medium in print since the 19 Century, and notable names of flash fiction writers include Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin and Michio Tsuzuki.

Bridget’s debut novel, The Ghosts and Jamal, was published in 2018 to much critical acclaim, and earned her a nomination for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. She grew up in the Nigerian bush listening to stories and eventually making up her own. She has won a number of awards for her short story writing, including The Woman I Admire Writing Award 2018, Hammond House Short Story Prize 2017 and was shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship and the Thomas Gray Memorial Poetry Prize.

Visit Bridget Blankley’s website (external link)