Want to support great writing? Keen to hear stories from some top-notch flash fiction writers (or should that be flash fictioneers? Or flash fictionauts? Or flash fictionistas?). Fancy doing something more fun in a bookshop than looking at books (tricky concept I know, but it is possible)?
Well, you’re in luck.
It’s National Flash Fiction day on Saturday 27th June and to celebrate there will be an Evening of Flash Fiction at Foyles Bookshop in Cabot Circus, Bristol starting 6pm. This FREE event includes readings from:
Judy Darley, KM Elkes, Zoe Gilbert, Kevlin Henney, Sarah Hilary, Susan Howe, Calum Kerr, Adam Marek, Freya Morris, Grace Palmer, Jonathan Pinnock, Jane Roberts and Diane Simmons.
Hopefully there will be a big crowd – it’s probably fair to say the Bristol event is one of the best in the National Flash Fiction Day calendar and this year the line-up has some real heavy-hitters when it comes to short fiction.
If you don’t know about National Flash Fiction Day, it’s aims to celebrate all that is exciting and bold and, above all, brief in the world of flash-fiction. In addition events on the day, there is an annual competition to find stories for the NFFD anthology. That competition is being judged right now and hopefully copies of that will be available at the Bristol event – or at least you should be able to order copies.
Also keep a look-out for news of flash fiction workshops to be held at Bristol Central Library on the same day, featuring NFFD top man Calum Kerr and, well, me!