Writing One-page Wonders

Writing One-page Wonders: Stories in the blink of an eye

Imagine writing a story as tiny as a sparrow. A story that lands on your hand for a few seconds before taking off again — but leaves your skin tingling for ages afterwards. That’s what flash fiction is all about. Flashes are very short stories that often fit only a page, but stay in your head for years.

In this fast-paced, fun and informative workshop, flash fiction writer and poet Dave Swann will use inspiring flash stories and exercises to encourage you to create some great first draft ideas.

Dave will also give you the lowdown on the booming and democratic world of flash fiction and suggest places where you can send your writing out to for publication. And he’ll pass on tips for developing your work so that you can enjoy the process, not only of dreaming up first drafts, but, of making your writing go further, deeper and higher!

Date: Sunday 18th April 11am (two 75 minute sessions with a short dinner break)
Where: Zoom (cameras off after check-in welcome)
Suitable for 15 to 30 years – all experience levels and interests welcome across South Yorkshire & nearby north.
Tickets £3.50 (if cost is an issue, let us know)
Places limited, to reserve a place: info@hivesouthyorkshire.com

David Swann is a short story writer and poet. His collection, The Privilege of Rain (Waterloo Press, 2010) was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. Dave started out as a journalist, covering Accrington Stanley’s matches for the local rag. His stories, flashes, and poems have won many awards, including eight successes at the Bridport Prize and two in the National Poetry Competition. David is a Senior Lecturer in English & Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.

Hive Young Writers’ Days & Workshops
Hive Young Writers’ Days & Workshops are a chance for young writers, whatever your interest and ability, to develop your writing with support from professional writers, while meeting other young writers, and getting involved in Hive’s wider young writers’ network.