Flash Fiction Festival 2020 Fri 19th, Sat 20th & Sun 21st June 2020

We had to cancel this year’s festival due to Covid 19 but now have a few last minute online Zoom events planned for festival weekend, 19th, 20th and 21st June

Summer Solstice Stories a flash fiction workshop with Jude Higgins, Saturday 20th in the afternoon.
Flash Fiction Festival Friday, an evening of readings and fun with presenters who were going to lead workshops at the festival Friday 19th.
Novella-in-flash evening of readings showcasing novella authors from Ad Hoc Fiction press, V.Press and Truth Serum Press. Sunday 21st.
Festival Micro contest open now. Closes 18th June. Results 20th June
Check out the blog posts on this site about these events for more details and to register.

The fourth 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 Festival, which was shortlisted in the Best Literary Festival category of the UK’s Saboteur Awards in 2019, 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 and be inspired by leading flash fiction practitioners from the UK, USA, Ireland, Italy 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. Stop press: Flash Fiction Festival Three, the anthology of micros submitted by presenters and participants from the 2019 Festival is published now. Buy from Ad Hoc Fiction online bookshop

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

£360 for the whole weekend

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

  • £280 for all festival events plus meals: accommodation not included.
  • £250 for all festival events: neither meals nor accommodation included.

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

Booking Closed

Flash Fiction Festival Presenters

From the UK Susmita Bhattacharya; Toni Chappell; Judy Darley; K.M. Elkes; Carrie Etter; Vanessa Gebbie; Tania Hershman; Jude Higgins; Stephanie Hutton; Ingrid Jendrzejewski; Karen Jones; Michael Loveday; Meg Pokrass; Santino Prinzi; Helen Rye; Diane Simmons; Deb Tomkins and Farhana Shaikh.
From the USA Beth Gilstrap; Kathy Fish; Nancy Stohlman; Laurie Stone and Peter Wortsman.
From Cyprus Nora Nadjarian
From Italy Charmaine Wilkerson
From Germany Christopher Allen
From Ireland Roberta Beary and Nuala O’Connor.

Whats on?

Like last year,our programme director Jude Higgins has planned a huge variety of workshops, talks, discussions and readings on all aspects of flash fiction.

Other Events

  • A Festival Long micro competition
  • Raffle with great prizes, charity to be decided
  • Two extra pre-festival workshops (Friday afternoon 19th June) with acclaimed flash fiction teachers and writers Kathy Fish from the USA and Nuala O’Connor from Ireland open for booking now
  • Apply for reduced full or half-cost places by February 29th 2020 here.
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