Flash Fiction Festival 8th to 10th July, 2022

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We’re back! After having to cancel the Flash Fiction Festivals in 2020 and 2021, the fourth in-person literary festival entirely dedicated to flash fiction will again take place in Trinity College, Stoke Bishop, Bristol UK which is a beautiful part of Bristol, a short journey from the city centre.

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The July 8th -10th weekend Flash Fiction Festival is for beginning and experienced writers who want to learn more about flash fiction – an exciting and continually emerging short-short form of prose, growing in popularity around the world. Come to have fun, meet old friends, make new ones, be inspired by leading flash fiction practitioners from the UK, USA, Ireland and Germany and immerse yourself in writing, reading and listening to flash fiction throughout the weekend. All sections of the community, from all corners of the globe, are welcome.

Trinity College Bristol, photo by John Darch, CC BY-SA 2.0

£406 for the whole weekend

Including all workshops, talks and evening of readings, two lunches, and one evening meal plus Friday & Saturday night single budget accommodation at the venue.

  • £306 for all festival events plus meals: accommodation not included.
  • £270 for all festival events: neither meals nor accommodation included.

Teas, coffee and biscuits are free for all throughout the festival

Booking Open Now

Flash Fiction Festival Presenters

From the UK: Susmita Bhattacharya; Joanna Campbell;Stephanie Carty; Tim Craig; Judy Darley; Emily Devane; K.M. Elkes; Carrie Etter; Vanessa Gebbie; Jude Higgins; Kathy Hoyle; Ingrid Jendrzejewski; Karen Jones; Michael Loveday; Johanna Robinson; Helen Rye; E.E.Rhodes;David Rhymes; Diane Simmons; Hannah Storm; Sharon Telfer; Deb Tomkins; Alison Woodhouse.
From the USA; Kathy Fish; Nancy Stohlman; K.B.Carle
From Germany Christopher Allen
From Cyprus Nora Nadjarian

Whats on?

Like our previous in-person Flash Fiction Festivals, we’re planning a huge variety of workshops, talks, discussions and readings on all aspects of flash fiction. Read more details about the individual workshops from the presenters. You can arrive on site from 1.30 pm and the main events officially begin on Friday evening, 5.30 pm – 9.00 pm;
8.45 am – 9.00 pm on Saturday and 8.45 am – 5.00 pm on Sunday.

STOP PRESS: ONLINE WORKSHOPS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING! We now have seven festival workshops which have an online component. So you can participate with your flash fiction friends even if you can’t be there in person. Thank you to Kathy Fish, Nancy Stohlman, Carrie Etter, K/B.Carle, Christopher Allen & Helen Rye, Jude Higgins and Electra Rhodes for offering an in-person/virtual mix. More details and to book here.

Other Events

  • The Pokrass Prize, a 150 word micro contest for participants. Entries subbed in advance and judged by Festival Curator, Meg Pokrass. Cash and book prizes.
  • Raffle with money raised donated to charity, (charity to be decided) with great prizes,
  • An extra pre-festival workshop (Friday afternoon 8th July with acclaimed flash fiction teacher and writer Kathy Fish, from the USA Book here
  • The opportunity to be published in the fifth flash fiction festival anthology for all participants.

NB.For Covid 19 safety, we follow guidelines and recommendations from the UK government. You can keep up-to-date with current requirements by following the link.

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