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.
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.
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 at 2.00 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.
- 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. More details coming soon;
- 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.