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Flash Fiction Fan Club

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge WA 6003 Australia (map)

Huge ideas in a tiny space. Every word earns its place. Flash Fiction is powerful short-short stories (generally under 1000 words) that deliver intellectual and emotional punch. They are insightful grabs of the world and its people. They look into the cracks, down the alleyways, around corners. They make the jaw drop and the mind whirl.

The Flash Fiction Fan Club, run by Laura Keenan and Linda Martin, is for fans and writers of these short-short stories to workshop, develop and share new pieces in a group setting. Fortnightly drop-in sessions include reading, feedback, prompts, examples and writing – and wine and cheese!

You don’t need experience, but we suggest you have a good understanding of the form. Here’s a Flash Fiction piece by Nancy Stohlman to get you started.

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Laura Keenan is a freelance editor and writer and former in-house editor at UWA Publishing. Before relocating to Perth, she worked in the U.S. as a senior editor for Perseus Books Group. She has been reading and writing flash fiction since 2002. She has collaborated with prominent writers of the genre in the United States at festivals including Aspen Summer Words, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and the F-Bomb Flash Fiction series in Denver, Colorado. Most recently, she has been a guest lecturer of flash fiction at UWA.

Linda Martin lectures in creative writing at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. She has previously lectured in writing, editing and publishing at Curtin University and has been a guest lecturer in fiction editing at Murdoch University. She has over 15 years’ experience in book publishing and editing and is currently doing a PhD in writing at Curtin University. Linda was introduced to flash fiction by Laura Keenan in a writers group several years ago. She has been a fan ever since.

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