LISP-Flash Fiction Competition

The London Independent Story Prize is NOW open for submissions!

£200 Winner Prize

Up to 300words

DEADLINE 16th of July 2018.

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Creating Short Fantasy Fiction from Dartmoor Myths and Legends – A free workshop

Creating Short Fantasy Fiction from Dartmoor Myths and Legends – A free workshop led by Myfanwy Cook www.myfanwycook.com as part of the 15th Tavistock Festival www.tavistockmusic.co.uk

Come along and be inspired to write the opening to or a mini-short story based on a selection of the myths and legends such as Old Dewer’s ‘Wisht Hounds’ and cream eating pixies.

Venue: Tavistock Library

Start time: 10.30 am am till 12.15 pm

Date: 25th of April, 2018

Booking is essential through: tavistock.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Telephone: 01822 612218

St. John’s Well, Tavistock

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!

 

FREE short story writing workshops for all

White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is Deptford’s writer in residence, and as part of this post is holding a series of free short story writing workshops throughout April at various libraries in South East London, plus a storytelling tea party.

Old Deptford

Old Deptford

“If you live in Deptford and love it, if you have never been but would like to , if you’re a bit wary of it and think it might be somewhere near Kent (it’s not) .. come along and find out more about our urban myths including: the dog who spoke in a French accent, a poet whose day job involved international espionage, the man who sold songbirds on the market who disappeared one day: the toshers and mudlarks, dolly birds and dandies, revolutionaries and rebels that populate and haunt our SE8. If you’d like to start your own short story to add to ours, have some cake and tea, this is the workshop for you.

“We Are Deptford”

Free writing workshops (and tea party) for all!

10.30-12 midday- short story writing workshop with tea and cake (16+)

 1pm-5pm- drop in sessions to create a guide book for Deptford- see your words and images in print (all ages)

 Dates and locations:

Sat 9th April

Pepys Community Library

Deptford Strand

SE8 3BA

020 8691 3146

Sat 16th April

Deptford Lounge

9 Giffin Street

SE8 4RJ

020 8314 7299

Sat 23rd April

New Cross Library

283 285 New Cross Road

SE14 6AS

020 8469 0532

Sat 21st May 4pm-7pm

Also at New Cross Library

FREE “We Are Deptford” tea party and storytelling cabaret.

This will be a chance to hear some of the stories written by adults and children about Deptford past, present and yet to come. Plus there’ll be delicious cakes, tea and other treats, a Deptford Quiz with prizes, beautiful visuals and many more surprises to be announced.

New Deptford

New Deptford

Want to submit a story about Deptford but can’t make the dates?

please email Bernadette here by 7th May with stories of around 1000 words for a chance to be part of the show

WeAreDeptford@hotmail.com

 Twitter @betterussell