National Flash Fiction Day Bristol celebrations

Pero's Bridge cr Judy DarleyNational Flash Fiction Day is on Saturday 25th June 2016, with free events to celebrate fiction in its shortest forms.

In the morning (10:30–12:00) we have a Flash Walk around Bristol centre and harbourside, with site-specific flashes being read by trained actors along the route. Find details of how your tales can be included here and here.

In the afternoon (13:30–16:30) we have a workshop at Bristol Central Library led by award-winning writers Alison Powell and Ken Elkes. Find details here.

In the evening (19:00–22:00) at At the Well on Cheltenham Road, Bristol, we’ll have flash readings from local and not-so-local writers: Alison Powell, Calum Kerr, Diane Simmons, Freya Morris, Jude Higgins, Judy Darley, Ken Elkes, Kevlin Henney, Pete Sutton, Tim Stevenson, Tino Prinzi and Tom Parker. Find details here.

Don’t forget, attendance of each event is free of charge, so come along, listen to tales, be inspired, write a few words, and discover new authors all in celebration of flash fiction!

 

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Write a Bristol Flash

Bristol Millennium Square
As part of the National Flash-Fiction Day celebrations on 25th June 2016, we are plotting a special story walk, and your words can be part of it.

To be in with a chance of being included, all you need to do is send us a piece of flash fiction (between 40 and 400 words), inspired by Bristol’s harbourside area.

The walk will begin at 10.30am outside the main entrance to the Bristol Central Library, ending at Corn Street close to St Nick’s Market, and taking in Millennium Square, Pero’s Bridge, Queen Square and Broad Quay along the way. Selected stories will be shared by trained actors, hopefully capturing the spirit of the location and stirring our imaginations!

The walk will take between an hour and an hour and a half.

Your flashes may be on any theme, and in any genre, as long as they are short. Comedies, tales of betrayal, heartbreak and redemption, ghost stories, space operas and anything else your subconscious serves up are all welcome.

Submit your entries to bristolflash@gmail.com before 9th June 2016.