The UK’s first ever literary festival dedicated to Flash Fiction takes place in Bath on June 24-25. If you are interested in writing – regardless of whether you have written flash before – then I suggest you check it out.
The Bath Flash Fiction Festival will feature readings, talks and workshops by a number of renowned authors including Kit De Waal, David Gaffney, Vanessa Gebbie, Tania Hershman, KM Elkes (yes, that’s me!), Michael Loveday, Paul McVeigh, David Swann, Meg Pokrass and distinguished international guest, Pamela Painter, from the USA. There will also be talks from International Flash Fiction Association Directors Ashley Chantler and Peter Blair.
The festival coincides with National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) in the UK, now in its sixth year. NFFD Director Calum Kerr will launch the NFFD anthology at the festival, with readings from the book.
There will also be a chance to take part in writing competitions, buy signed books from authors and hear them reading their work in open-mic slots. Author Christopher Fielden will also be collecting stories for a charity anthology, with proceeds going to Book Aid International.
There’s lots of further information via the website at www.flashfictionfestival.com and there’s a number of reduced cost places now on offer. Find out more about these places here: www.flashfictionfestival.com/full-scholarships-reduced-cost-places/
I hope to be updating information about the festival as it gets nearer, so call back!