Autumn Flash Friday
Launch of The Chemist’s House by Jude Higgins

Friday 29th Sept. 
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
late bar
free glass of wine
sweets and nibbles

St James' Wine Vaults
10 St James Street



Our founder, Jude Higgins, will be reading from her debut flash fiction pamphlet, The Chemist’s House, 13 flash fictions based on growing up in Mid-Wales. Published by V Press in June 2017.

Also reading – Meg Pokrass, Diane Simmons, Tino Prinzi, Conor Haughton and Alison Powell.

Come along, support Jude, and listen to some fabulous flash fiction. Everyone will read for ten minutes each with a twenty minute break half-way. We'd love to see you there.

Jude Higgins launched the international Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2015 and the annual Flash Fiction Festival in June 2017. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, co-runs the Bath Short Story Award and has been teaching creative writing at Writing Events Bath since 2009. Her flash fictions are published in Great Jones Street, The New Flash Fiction Review, The Blue Fifth Review, The Nottingham Review, National Flash Fiction Day Anthologies, The Fish Prize Anthology 2014, Flash Frontier, Halo and Severine literary magazines,among others. She has won prizes and been listed in many short story and flash fiction competitions and her debut flash fiction pamphlet, The Chemist’s House was published by V Press in June, 2017.

Meg Pokrass is a flash fiction writer, poet, writing tutor and Flash Fiction Editor. Her books include flash fiction collections, Bird Envy (2014), Damn Sure Right (Press 53 2011) and The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press 2016) and an award-winning book of prose poetry Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Book Award Winner 2015). Among her many other publications, she has a flash-fiction novella and essay on the form in My Very End of the Universe, Five novellas in flash and a Study of the Form published by Rose Metal Press. Meg has recently moved from the United States to England. She was the judge of the June 2017 Bath Flash Fiction Award and is also judge of the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award.

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.

Santino Prinzi is the Co-Director of National Flash Fiction Day in the UK, a Senior Editor for New Flash Fiction Review, an Associate Editor for Vestal Review, and the Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine. His debut flash fiction collection, Dots and other flashes of perception, is available from The Nottingham Review Press. His short stories, flash fiction, and prose poetry have been published or is forthcoming in various places, such as Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Great Jones Street, Litro Online, Bath Flash Fiction Vol.2, and Stories for Homes Anthology Vol.2. To find out more follow him on Twitter @tinoprinzi or visit his website.

Conor Houghton is a computer scientist and neuroscientist concerned with mathematical ideas related to how the brain works. He grew up in the west of Ireland but now lives in Bath. His fiction has appeared in Bath Flash Fiction Vol. 1, the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2017 and Bare Fiction Magazine and he won the 2016 Doolin Literary Festival Flash Fiction Prize.

Alison Powell graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa in 2015 and has since caught the flash fiction bug. She is delighted that her writing has been placed in numerous competitions: winning local prize for the 2016 Bath Short Story Award; receiving runner-up prize for the 2015 Bridport First Novel Award; making the long-list for the Mslexia New Novelist competition; short-list for the Janklow & Nesbit Bath Spa Award; long and short lists for Bath Flash Fiction Awards; and more. She co-founded the Bristol based WriteClub and runs regular yoga and creativity retreats.

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