FFF July 2024

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The sixth in-person literary festival entirely dedicated to flash fiction sponsored by Ad Hoc Fiction and Bath Flash Fiction Award is taking place again 12th-14th July at Trinity College, Bristol Trinity College, Stoke Bishop, Bristol UK. The College is in a beautiful part of Bristol, a short journey from the city centre and we’re happy to hold the festival there again. Hope you can come! It is open to all, experienced writers of short fiction and those new to the form.

Some extra accommodation is available at Trinity College this year and we have again block-booked rooms in nearby Churchill Hall of Residence (University of Bristol student accommodation in term time). There is also an option to book for the nights of Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th if you want to meet friends beforehand or have a more relaxed time at the end.

Trinity College panaorama


You can arrive from 1.00 pm on Friday 12th to check in, picnic in the stunning grounds of Trinity College and chat to friends or meet new ones. Paella will be available (paid in advance) from 5.00 pm and the evening events begin at 6.30 pm.

Book here for pre-festival extra workshop with Kathy Fish

This workshop is separate from the main festival package. A three hour workshop. 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Friday 12th July. £50. More details about it when you click on the booking link. Open also to those not attending the rest of the festival.

Whats on? You can check the weekend timetable and the details of the workshops and presenters, but in summary, in the weekend package, we have 29 workshops or panels to choose from. Over the weekend, are seven workshop slots of 90 or 60 mins and a choice of four or five workshops/panels in each slot from experienced and well-known writers and facilitators of the short-short form.
They are :

  • From the UK: Kathryn Aldridge-Morris; Susmita Bhattacharya; Stephanie Carty; Anika Carpenter; Emily Devane; K M Elkes; Carrie Etter; Jo Gatford; Vanessa Gebbie; Anita Goveas; Jude Higgins; Sara Hills; Kathy Hoyle; Ingrid Jendzrejewski; Karen Jones; Jupiter Jones; Michael Loveday; Rosaleen Lynch; Farhana Khalique; Audrey Niven; Alison Powell; Farhana Shaikh; Diane Simmons, Alison Woodhouse
  • From the USA: John Brantingham; Kathy Fish; Sarah Freligh; Fiona J Mackintosh; Laurie Marshall; Nancy Stohlman.
  • From Canada: Finnian Burnett
  • From Ireland: Marie Gethins
  • From Cyprus : Nora Nadjarian
  • From Germany: Christopher Allen
  • From Italy Slawka G Scarso
  • For those who can’t make the whole weekend, or want to join an intensive flash fiction workshop, re-knowned workshop leader, Kathy Fish from the USA, is running a three-hour pre-festival workshop from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on Friday afternoon, 11th Feb. Booked separately here (£50).

    Other Festival Things

    The two buffet lunches on Saturday and Sunday and the more extensive evening buffet meal on Saturday evening, will be catered by GerLush,from nearby Clifton, in Bristol A wonderful array of savouries, salads, cakes and desserts planned, to suit all diets.

    The Pokrass Prize for all those who come will be open as soon as booking is open. Meg Pokrass, a founder member of the festival, along with Jude Higgins, has set and will judge the prompt. And winners will be announced at the festival weekend. £50 for the first prize plus books and free entries to Bath Flash Fiction Award plus publication online and in Flash Fiction Festival, Vol Seven. Two runners-up also receive books, free entries to BFFA and publication. The 2023 Pokrass prize winning stories are published on the site

  • Raffle with books, courses, and much more as prizes. All proceeds to local charity (to be decided)
  • Bookshop: Books for sale at a discount, from Ad Hoc Fiction, NFFD anthologies and many other books by festival participants brought along to sell.
  • Festival Anthology

    After the festival weekend all participants can submit flash fictions up to 300 words long to be considered for the next Flash Fiction Festival Anthology, the seventh and last in the rainbow series. Violet!

    Thanks to all participants who submited storie to our sixth Flash Fiction Festival Anthology. Stories from the 2023 in person and online festivals. It is now available to buy from adhocfiction.com and from Amazon in paperback.

    The bar will be open from 2.00 pm on Friday and this year, all weekend. The now traditional karaoke evenings hosted by Smokelong Editors Helen Rye and Christopher Allen will take place there on Friday and Saturday as well as several workshops. There will be a chill out room available for those who want to chat and plenty of room in the grounds for quiet socialising too. We’re hoping for a sunny weekend.

    To get a sense of the festival atmosphere, check out our gallery of pictures from last year.

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