Friday 17th March
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
late bar, free nibbles
St James' Wine Vaults
10 St James St
|Cost £5||SOLD OUT|
Come and listen to six flash fiction readers – three local writers who've read before – Carrie Etter, Diane Simmons and Santino Prinzi and three new readers – Jeanette Sheppard, Kevlin Henney and Michael Loveday. As usual, a great variety of flash fiction. Each writer will read for ten minutes and we'll have a break in the middle for you to buy drinks, eat free nibbles and chat. You can take a look at our last event here.
The Gallery room at St James' Wine Vaults is a lovely space and there's a friendly bar downstairs. We hope to see you there!
Carrie Etter is an American award-winning poet, resident in the UK since 2001. She has three published collections, The Tethers (Seren 2009), Divining for Starters (Shearsman 2011) and Imagined Sons (Seren 2014) and is also a flash fiction writer. Carrie is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, where she has taught since 2004. Her flash fiction chapbook Hometown (V Press) reviewed here by Santino Prinzi was published in 2016 and her poetry pamphlet Scar was also published in 2015.
Santino Prinzi is the Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine, and helps with National Flash Fiction Day in the UK. He was a recipient of the TSS Young Writers Award for January 2016, and was awarded the 2014/15 Bath Spa University Flash Fiction Prize. His debut fiction collection, Dots, and other flashes of perception, was published by The Nottingham Review Press in September 2016. His flash fiction and prose poetry has been published, or are forthcoming, in various places, as well as being longlisted, shortlisted, or placed in competitions. You can find out more on his website.
Diane Simmons started writing ten years ago when she studied Creative Writing with the Open University. She has been widely published both in print and online, with stories in Mslexia, The Yellow Room, FlashFlood, Firefly and four National Flash Fiction Day anthologies, amongst others. Her first writing competition success involved a TV appearance on ITV’s This Morning for their short story competition judged by Jacqueline Wilson and the editor of She. Other competition successes followed and include Ink Tears, Woman and Home, Writers’ Forum, NFFD micro, Worcester LitFest, The Frome Festival and NAWG micro. Diane regularly performs her flash and now almost enjoys doing it.
Kevlin Henney writes shorts and flashes and drabbles of fiction, which have appeared online, on tree and on air. His stories have been published in places usual for fiction (such as Litro and Every Day Fiction) and less usual (such as Physics World and New Scientist), and have snuck into a number of anthologies, including We Can Improve You, Landmarks, The Dark Half of the Year and The Salt Anthology of New Writing. He (dis)organises the BristolFlash events for National Flash Fiction Day and has been involved in the organisation of the Bristol Festival of Literature.
Jeanette Sheppard is currently working on a collection of flash fiction. Her work has been published in the 2016 and 2014 National Flash Fiction Day anthology and online in Litro magazine and The Lonely Crowd. She was a winner of Mslexia’s monthly Flashcard and has been short-listed for The Short Story’s monthly competition (in both the flash fiction and short story categories) and The Fish Flash Fiction Prize. She has also been long-listed for the Bare Fiction Flash Fiction Prize and Flash500. She lives in the Midlands and can be found on Twitter @InkLinked.
Michael Loveday has recently moved to Bath after ten years on the edge of London and Hertfordshire. His flash fiction can be found in magazines such as Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Jellyfish Review, Spelk, and Stand. He started as a poet and his debut poetry pamphlet "He Said / She Said" was published by HappenStance Press in 2011. He has recently been working on a book-length sequence of flash fictions about three dysfunctional men, set in the town of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.
Book early to avoid disappointment. We're looking forward to a great evening of flash.