Flash Fiction with David Gaffney

Zoom-based interactive workshop: 15 places only

Wednesday 9 June 2021, 7 - 9pm: £25

"One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others" - The Guardian

Can you tell a story in less than 500 words? David Gaffney thinks you can, and in this workshop you will learn how to reduce ideas to an ultra-short format, how to condense, yet keep your story effective, powerful and easy to understand, how to manage character, description, point of view and dialogue in the ultra short story, and how to reduce a thousand words to 150 without losing a thing.


Full of practical, fun exercises, this session will leave you wondering why anything has to be longer than a side of A4.

David Gaffney lives in Manchester. He is the author of the flash fiction and short story collections Sawn-Off Tales [Salt, 2006], Aromabingo [Salt, 2007], The Half-Life of Songs [Salt, 2010] and More Sawn-Off Tales [Salt, 2013], as well as the novels Never Never [Tindal Street Press, 2008] and All The Places I've Ever Lived  [Urbane Publishing, 2017] . David’s graphic novel with Dan Berry, The Three Rooms In Valerie's Head [Top Shelf, 2018] is currently being adapted for television by Warner Brothers.

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