Flash Slam!

(We have a Facebook page – do come and “like” us and say hi)

National Flash Fiction Day, brainchild of Calum Kerr, is the first national celebration of one of the most exciting literary formats out there. We’re joining in by running a flash slam. Much like a poetry slam, participants will get 4 minutes and not a second more to show just how fabulous the format can be. With audience-led scoring, MCing and ever-so-slightly-cheeky-but-very-friendly critiquing from yours truly, and the Albion Beatnik’s unique atmosphere, this promises to be a night like no other. There’s a Facebook event thing here.

STOP PRESS: we have 12 people signed up so technically we are full, but please keep signing up and I will create a first come first served reserve list as we are bound to have some withdrawals – if you are on the list and can’t make it, please let me know ASAP so someone else can have their chance!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that in addition to the slam we will be headlined by possibly the finest writer of short and flash fiction in the country, the one and only Tania Hershman, author of the hugely acclaimed The White Road and Other Stories. Tania will also be our panelist/commentator, offering some friendly words to our contestants – which makes taking part pretty gobsmackingly special. STOP PRESS: I’m delighted to say that I’ll be judging the entries of this fabulous flash contest for the League of Extraordinary Authors. First prize is a Kindle Fire so get entering! And I’ll be reading the shortlisted entries on the night.

6.30, Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford, 16th May

entry £3, slammers free

If you’d like to slam, sign up in the comments below or on the night. And remember, the more people who sign up, the less you’ll have to listen to me pretending to be witty and perspicacious!

There may be prizes, but mostly there will be pride, fun, and anarchy!

Already signed:

Marc Nash, author of 52FF

Sue Howe, winner of Flash 500

Kevlin Henney New Scientist’s Flash Fiction Competition runner-up

Virginia Moffatt, published in 2010 One Million Stories anthology

Emily Cleaver

Jonathan Pinnock, celebrated author of Mr Darcy vs the Aliens

Peter Domican

David Glass

Joe Briggs

Jennifer McGowan

Nimmi Naido

Anna Hobson

Raya MacRae – 2012 London Sci Fi Flash Fiction winner

Sarah Snell-Pym, shortlisted for Gloucestershire Poet Laureate

Kate Walton

22 Responses to Flash Slam!

  1. HF says:

    What is the date of the event at Albion Bookshop, Oxford? HF

  2. I’d love to take part in this.

  3. danholloway says:

    that should work now 🙂

  4. Pingback: National Flash Fiction Day – 16th May « Peter Domican – Words & Pictures

  5. Hi, I’d love to take part, please sign me up – http://www.emilycleaver.net
    Thanks,
    Emily

  6. David Glass says:

    This sounds terrifying. I’m in! If you’ll have me. http://www.davidglass.me.uk

  7. Pingback: Longlist and a month to go « Peter Domican – Words & Pictures

  8. marc nash says:

    Yay not only am I going to meet Virginia in the flesh, but Pete Domican too! Fab!

  9. nimminaidoo says:

    I’d like to take part, never done anything like this before , would love to give it a go, ( gulp!) Please sign me up. http://www.nimminaidoo.com

  10. Pingback: Eight Cuts – Flash Slam « Peter Domican – Words & Pictures

  11. Pingback: Slamming Tonight! : Jonathan Pinnock’s Write Stuff

  12. Pingback: Dreaming of Narwhals | dan holloway

  13. Pingback: A little bit flash… « susan f giles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s