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Workshop – Flash Fiction

Sat 25 Mar, 11:00 am1:00 pm

About the event

Flash fiction has been described as the love child of short fiction and poetry. Find out more with tutor Bonnie Meekums and try your hand at this form of short fiction. Open to all levels of ability.

Always under 1,000 words, and usually a lot less, flash fiction uses some poetic devices like repetition, rhythm, and alliteration, whilst telling a whole story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Much of the story is told in white space, allowing the reader to fill in the details.

Bonnie has had several flash fiction pieces accepted by respected literary magazines and anthologies, also being listed for competitions. She particularly enjoys writing stories that make use of an overarching metaphor. In this workshop she will give examples of how she has done this, and draw out other key elements in a range of flash fiction writing that make the piece sing.

She will then set a writing task, allowing participants to play with these ideas. There will be an opportunity for some people to share what they have written, but there will be no pressure on anyone to do so.

Bonnie Meekums is a writer of fiction, memoir and poetry. Her debut novel, A Kind of Family, published by Between the Lines Publishing, has received 5* reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Bonnie’s shorter writings have been published or are in publication by several literary journals and anthologies including Ad Hoc Fiction, Reflex Press, The Dribble Drabble Review, Briefly Zine, and Bandit Fiction. She has also been listed for several prizes, including those held by Reflex Press and the King Lear Chairman’s Prize. A retired University of Leeds lecturer, Bonnie lives in Greater Manchester.

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Event Date: Saturday 25 March

Time: 11am-1pm

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

Tickets: £7 (£5 conc) free for University of Huddersfield staff and students & Essential Carers

Age guidance: 16+

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Sat 25 Mar
11:00 am–1:00 pm
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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen Street
Huddersfield, England HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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