This weekend I attended my first Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol. The festival was founded and organised by Jude Higgins with much assistance from fellow author Diane Simmons and a band of volunteers. The festival began with relaxed arrivals with people checking into their rooms at Trinity College and setting up on the green and chatting in the sun. Dinner was picnic-style, bring-your-own, with a vendor selling amazing looking spanakopitas, olives, etc. (she closed before I
Jude Higgins, who runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award, interviewed me about flash fiction and prose poetry; the review can be read on the Award's website here. #BathFlashFictionAward #JudeHiggins #flashfiction #prosepoetry #interview
Santino Prinzi, I should explain, was a student in my Sudden Prose module at Bath Spa University two years ago and won that year's university flash fiction prize. He's now graduated, so he's not trying to improve his marks with this review--I didn't teach him this year, and besides, all marks were confirmed last month! I'm delighted with the review and love the detail of its consideration of individual stories. You can read it here. #SantinoPrinzi #flashfiction #Hometown #VPr
I'm delighted to report Hometown has received its first review in New Welsh Review. Reviewer Vicky MacKenzie concludes, "Etter’s voice is honest and irreverent and shows that ‘normal’ life can be very strange indeed."
You can buy Hometown directly from V. Press here. #review #Hometown #NewWelshReview #VPress #VickyMacKenzie #flashfiction #chapbook