National Flash-Fiction Day 2016 events diary

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A Flash Fiction Workshop with Claire Fuller and Calum Kerr
Time: June 21st at 18:00 until 20:00
Cost: FREE
More information: As part of this year's National Flash-Fiction Day, why not come along to a FREE Flash-Fiction workshop with acclaimed writer, Claire Fuller, and NFFD Director Calum Kerr. This two hour workshop will get you writing and all ready for the day. And it's FREE, did we mention that?
Location: Winchester Discovery Centre. Jewry Street, SO23 8SB
Link: Visit Eventbrite to register for a FREE ticket.

An Evening Of Flash Tales
Time: June 25th at 7pm until 10pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: To celebrate National Flash Fiction Day on the 25th of June we are we are hosting an evening of flash fiction readings at The Well in Bristol. Featured writers include: Alison Powell, Calum Kerr, Diane Simmons, Freya Morris, Jude Higgins, Judy Darley, Ken Elkes, Kevlin Henney, Pete Sutton, Tim Stevenson, Tino Prinzi, and Tom Parker.
After the readings there will be a chance to wind down and have a drink or two to discuss the brevity of British summers, attention spans, and everything flash fiction.
Location: At The Well. 145 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RR.
Link: Visit the 'At The Well' site here for more details.

Virginia Moffatt - Albion Beatnik Bookstore
Time: June 25th from 12:00 until 16:00.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: To celebrate the fifth annual National Flash Fiction Day on 25th June 2016 The Albion Beatnik Bookstore will be hosting local author Virginia Moffatt as a writer in residence for the day.
Virginia will be in the shop from 12 till 4pm writing flash fiction at your prompting. All you have to do is show up, make a purchase and give her your idea. She will then turn this into your own bespoke 500 story which she will send you by email. The stories will all be published on her page at Unbound and on the Albion Beatnik page at the end of the weekend.

The Albion Beatnik is a small and enthusiastic bookshop in Jericho, Oxford, with an eclectic collection of titles,: definitely a bookshop with a difference. It has a relaxed cafe with 70 types of loose leaf tea, and hosts many evening events - poetry, reading groups, jazz and talks.
Location: Albion Beatnik Bookstore - 34, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA
Link: The Albion Beatnik Bookstore Website

Imagistic: Cardiff Flash Fiction Day
Time: June 25th from 5pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: This year's Imagistic features six writers, including Rhian Edwards, Tyler Keevil, Ivy Alvarez, and Susie Wild, along with six artists, including Robert Harding, Keith Bayliss and Maja Spasova, in collaborations in which the writers respond to artists with new work – or for the first time in Imagistic, vice versa.
In the first set of collaborations, three writers have chosen an image by one of the artists as an inspiration for a new short story, up to 1,000 words.
Rebecca Smith will work from a painting (above) by Medina Hammad; Tyler Keevil will respond to a painting by Magda Kozarzewska; and Sarah Hayden has chosen a work by sculptor Robert Harding.
In the second collaborations, we are flipping this relationship, so that the artists who have taken part in previous Imagistic events will create a piece of art inspired in some way by the writer they were previously paired with.
Artist Paul Edwards will respond to new poems by Rhian Edwards; Maja Spasova to work by Ivy Alvarez; and Keith Bayliss to the story Susie Wild wrote in the very first Imagistic.
On the night, the writers will read their work with the images linked to the writing projected.
Location: Chapter Arts Centre. Market Road, Canton, Cardiff. CF5 1QE (029) 2030 4000
Link: Cardiff Flash Fiction Day Website

Flash Walk
Time: June 25th at 10:30am until midday.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: As part of the 2016 National Flash-Fiction Day celebrations, we are plotting a special story walk, and your words can be part of it.
To be in with a chance of being included, all you need to do is send us a piece of flash-fiction inspired by Bristol's harbourside and between 40 and 400 words in length to
The walk will begin at 10:30am outside Bristol's central library.
Location: Bristol Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5LL.

Flash Fiction Workshop
Time: June 25th at 13:30pm until 16:30pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: To celebrate National Flash Fiction Day on the 25th of June we are we are hosting a special Flash-Fiction Writing Workshop Session upstairs at the Bristol Central Library.
The Workshop will be led by prizewinning authors ALison Powell and Ken Elkes.
Admission is free. All you need to bring is something to write on, something to write with, a willingness to try new things, and the ability to have a lot of fun.
Location: Bristol Central Library

Verbose Manchester Flash Fiction Workshop
Time: June 25th at 13:30pm until 15:30pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: To celebrate National Flash Fiction Day, regular Manchester live literature night Verbose will be running a FREE special one-off creative writing workshop on Saturday the 25th of June. Numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis; sign up by emailing to put you name down.

Get to the Fallow for 1pm so you can get a drink and wotnot before we start, and don't forget to bring some paper and a pen!
Location: Fallow Cafe, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA
Link:The Verbose FaceBook Page

'Worlds Of Wonder' Flash Fiction Workshop
Time: June 25th at 14:00pm until 17:00pm.
Cost: £3.90 (concs) / £5 advance / £8 optional extra support / £8 on the door.
More information: Flash-fiction - short short-stories straight onto the page with minimal editing.
There's no single definition of what Flash-Fiction is, and no set word limit other than 'very short'.
The workshop will use a series of prompts to explore wonderful imaginary worlds and help you produce flash-fictions that spring from them.
Come along and let your pen explore the inexplicable, make the impossibe happen, and bring the lost to life!
Location: The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DW, Southampton.
Link:The Event's FaceBook Page
Link:Buy tickets here

Flash Dash
Time: June 26th at 15:00pm until 18:00pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: Big Smoke Writing Factory is proud to present FLASHDASH- our now-traditional flash-fiction event as part of National Flash-Fiction Day on Sunday 26th June! Join us in Arthur's Pub to celebrate writing that is short and sharp. This event is all about showcasing the best flash fiction writers Dublin has to offer.
Bold and brief, fleeting and urgent - with National Flash Fiction Day now in its fifth year there's no denying that flash, as a form, is here to stay. We want to hear flash that is powerful and intimate, barely a glimpse and highly charged.
If you would like to read at FLASHDASH please submit your work (published or unpublished) to us! We'll select the finest under-501-word (including title) stories for our FLASHDASH event. The deadline for submissions is 1st June and 2 stories max can be sent (in separate emails please!) to!

We're also thrilled to announce the return of our flash fiction competition THE 105, the word-perfect flash challenge where every story entered must be EXACTLY 105 words (including title) . No more. No less. More details forthcoming but for the excited among you, the deadline for submissions is 6th June and 2 stories max can be sent (in separate emails please!) to!
Location: ARTHURS - 28 Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 8
Link:The Flash Dash FaceBook Page

Verbose - Live Literature Night
Time: June 27th at 19:30pm until 22:30pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: Live literature night Verbose will be celebrating National Flash-Fiction Day at its next outing, on Monday 27 June, with a special celebration of very short stories plus an open mic of prose and poetry performances.

The Verbose headliners this month are all proponents of the flash fiction form, as is event host Sarah-Clare Conlon. We’ll hear from Joe Daly, host of Saboteur Award-winning Manchester live lit night Bad Language, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, first place in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, second place in the National Flash-Fiction Day 100-word story competition and winner of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, and Simon Sylvester, FlashTag short-short story slam champion and author of two flash fiction collections, Marrow and Dare.
Location: Fallow café, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, M14 6NA.
Link: The Verbose Webpage

A Flash Fiction Workshop with Paul McVeigh
Time: June 28th at 19:00 until 21:00
Cost: FREE but booking is essential.
More information: Do you like your fiction short? Then flash-fiction is for you.
Acclaimed writer Paul McVeigh will lead a class in celebration of the flash-fiction form
Come along and hear some great examples and try writing one yourself.
Location: Duncairn Centre For The Arts, cnr Antrim Road and Duncairn Ave, Belfast. BT14 6BP
Link: Please phone the Duncairn Centre For the Arts on 028 9074 7114 or email: