01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Workshop: Fiery Flash Fiction with Meg Pokrass

£5.00£12.00

Date: Saturday 21 March 2020 at 1:30pm

Location: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Learning to write flash fiction is like becoming a mad inventor. Experimentation is the key to success. About the allure of flash fiction, Jayne Anne Philips says: “…the realized one-page fiction must move palpably beyond the page, like a ghost self… should hang in the air of the mind like an image made of smoke.”

In this prompt-driven, work-generative workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • The necessary spring-board of strong first lines
  • Use of vivid sensory detail and why it seduces the reader
  • Bothering you characters – defining conflict in tight prose
  • Trusting the reader
  • Inventive structure
  • Where to publish flash fiction

There will be timed writing exercises. Bring your writing pads and get ready to write up a storm.

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections and two novellas-in-flash. Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines worldwide.

Limited to 20 participants; please book early to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 21 March is our Lawrence Batley Theatre Takeover Day. You can view the full day’s programme here.

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Event Details

Date: March 21, 2020

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.

Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Learning to write flash fiction is like becoming a mad inventor. Experimentation is the key to success. About the allure of flash fiction, Jayne Anne Philips says: “…the realized one-page fiction must move palpably beyond the page, like a ghost self… should hang in the air of the mind like an image made of smoke.”

In this prompt-driven, work-generative workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • The necessary spring-board of strong first lines
  • Use of vivid sensory detail and why it seduces the reader
  • Bothering you characters – defining conflict in tight prose
  • Trusting the reader
  • Inventive structure
  • Where to publish flash fiction.

There will be timed writing exercises. Bring your writing pads and get ready to write up a storm.

Limited to 20 participants; please book early to avoid disappointment.

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections, two novellas-in-flash, and is the 2016 recipient of San Francisco’s Blue Light Book Award. Her work has been internationally anthologized in two Norton Anthology ReadersBest Small Fictions 2018 and 2019, and her work has appeared in over 500 literary magazines including Electric LiteratureMcSweeney’s, Tin HousePassages NorthWigleaf and Smokelong Quarterly. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. (Bristol), Series Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, 2020, and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.

 

Additional information

Date

21 March 2020

Time

1.30pm-3pm

Venue

The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP

Cost

£12, £5

Ticket Type

Concession, Full Price

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