Get Splonked! Flash Fiction with an Irish Twist/ Splancáil tú féin! Splancfhicsean le snas Éireannach

ONLINE via Zoom
12.00pm to 3.00pm IST/GMT Sunday 22 November
Course fee €20

Who this course is for

Beginner to Medium Experienced Flash Fiction Writers

What you can expect

Flash fiction ezineSplonk editors Marie Gethins and Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh will guide you through a series of fun and stimulating exercises crafting different flash fiction in English or as Gaeilge.

Utilising a large group format for general instruction, participants then can join small breakout rooms of four to five people to share/discuss their work in either language before re-joining the large group for additional instruction. Whether you are trying flash fiction for the first time, or honing your current skills, the course will create opportunities to explore individual innovation through several flash styles.

 What will participants be focusing on and when? 

The 2.5 hour course (with two 15 minute breaks) will involve a mix of large group instruction for exercises, writing time bursts, and small group breakout rooms to share/discuss the previous exercise. Group leaders will pop into the various rooms for Q&A. 

Will participants be expected to produce work and if so, how often? 

There will be three flash styles and prompts provided during the course followed by short writing time bursts. Participants then will have the option to participate in breakout room discussions.

What you will learn

Whether you are trying flash fiction for the first time, or honing your current skills, the course will create opportunities to explore individual innovation through several flash styles. Participants can expect to come away with the kernel of two to three new flashes and understanding of three flash stylistic approaches.

Your tutors

Marie Gethins’ flash appeared in NFFD Anthologies, Banshee, FlashBack Fiction, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Jellyfish Review, Fictive Dream, Litro, NANO, Wales Arts Review, Synaesthesia, The Incubator, The Nottingham Review, Spelk, Ellipsis Zine, Words with JAM, Paper Swans, 101 Words, and others. Marie is a Pushcart and Best of the Short Fictions nominee and an editor of the Irish ezine Splonk.

Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh is a writer of flash fiction in English and Irish. Originally from Dublin, she spent time in Connecticut as a Fulbright scholar where she won a non-fiction graduate writing award and was published. She writes on a variety of themes with a particular focus on women and their lives. In recent years she was awarded first prize in both Comórtas Gearrscéalaíochta Uí Mháine and the Irish Writers’ Centre’s ‘Imbolc’ flash fiction competition. She is Splonk’s Irish language editor.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You are entitled to a refund within one week of your payment, (less card processing fee of 0.02% of the workshop fee) provided that the workshop has not already started.
We cannot refund fees in respect of cancellation after this time. We cannot offer partial refunds to students who do not finish the workshop.