Well, this will be the last bulletin before the big day, which is just TWO DAYS away!!
This is the time for a roundup of all the things happening on Wednesday that you can still help out and get involved with. (All times are given in BST.)
- The whole thing kicks off tomorrow, actually, with the first official event happening at the Shrewsbury Coffeehouse from 8pm. There will be conversation, readings and even a chance to write. Details: https://www.facebook.
com/events/411297818883762/ and http://www. nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/ midlands.html
- Then, at midnight, the FlashFlood journal goes live, with stories appearing regularly throughout the 24 hours of NFFD. Submissions don't close until midnight tomorrow, so do please send in your pieces and encourage people to do the same. Details: http://
- Throughout the day, the #FlashTag gang will be regaling the people of Manchester with small tales in a flash-fiction-flash-mob kind of way. Details: http://flashtagmcr.
wordpress.com/2012/05/12/ national-flash-fiction-day- flash-in-manchester/
- At 10am Emma J Lannie will be leading a workshop in Derby. There are still two places available, and it's FREE. So if you can, I think you should! Details: http://
- And at 10.30am in Trowbridge, there will be a Flash Fiction workshop with writer and tutor, Josephine Corcoran http://www.
- At 11am the Write-In will start. This will provide a huge number of prompts for you to write an instant flash and see it appear on the blog. It will run until 3pm and no submissions will be accepted after that. We could still use some more prompts, so if you have a list of interesting words, phrases, titles, lyrics or whatever, do please send them over. Details: http://thewrite-in.
- And then, we reach the evening. The main launch event will be occurring in Southampton Central Library from 6.30/7.00pm until about 9.00 and featuring the launch of Jawbreakers along with readings from myself, Vanessa Gebbie, Holly Howitt, Sara Crowley, Gail Aldwin, Natalie Bowers, Tim Stephenson and more (along with some of videos if we get it working!) Do please come along if you can, it's entirely free! https://www.facebook.
com/events/379325198752054/ and http://www. nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/ southwest.html
- In Scotland, Underword are holding a flash-fiction event from 7.30pm in the Bongo Club in Edinburgh. Details: http://www.
- In Carlisle there will be an event at the Merienda Café/Bar from 7.30pm. Details: http://www.
- And in Liverpool there will be the final of Flash-Fiction At The End Of The World at the Unity Theatre: http://www.
- In Manchester, the folks from Bad Language will be finishing off their competition with an evening of flash at Afflecks theatre: http://
badlanguagemcr.wordpress.com/ 2012/05/02/national-flash- fiction-day-finalists/
- Central Library, Hartlepool will be hosting an evening of flash from 6.30pm: http://www.
- And in Leeds, Dead Ink will also be hosting an evening of flash from 7.30pm: http://www.
- The Word Counts/Bookish/Abergavenney Focus competition reaches its end with an event from 7.30pm in The King's Head, Abergavenney: http://www.
- While in Bar One at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, you can enjoy artworks and the stories they have inspired: https://www.
facebook.com/events/ 275638122527584/ and http:// www.nationalflashfictionday. co.uk/wales.html
- The Albion Bookshop in Oxford will be hosting a flash-slam from 6.30pm, judged by Tania Hershman: http://www.
- At 7.45pm, if you're in Brighton you should go along to Grit Lit for some flash, some poetry and some other stuff! http://
- And last, but in no ways least, the first ever NFFD also sees the first ever IFFD event (International, that is!) So, if you are in Dublin, get yourself along to Big Smoke for a great evening, including Alison Wells: http://www.
inkwellwriters.ie/national- flash-fiction-day-at-big- smoke/
- There are, of course, competitions and things still going on over at http://www.
nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/ competitions.html and copies of Jawbreakers to order at http://www. nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/ anthology.html and a range of the Kindle books we have listed on our site at http://www. nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/ kindle.html will also be available throughout the day... for FREE!!
And that's pretty much it. Things will be happening over the next day on the blog (http://
nationalflashfictionday. blogspot.com/), website (http://www. nationalflashfictionday.co.uk) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ nationalflashfictionday) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/ nationalflashfd), so stay tuned and spread the word.
And here goes National Flash-Fiction Day 2012!!
All the best for the day,