Spike Island

Creative writing workshop for adultsShort Fiction


Saturday 11 March 2017, 1–3pm


Free, booking advised

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Are you keen to practise your flash fiction skills? Are you working on a short story, or do you want some inspiration to kick off a new project? We’ll share some excellent examples of flash fiction, explore Lubaina Himid’s exhibition, share techniques and exercises and indulge in the opportunity to work on new or existing writing.

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This workshop is organised by Sian Norris, writer-in-residence at Spike Island (3 January to 30 April 2017). During her residency, she is developing a new novel and running a series of workshops and literary events. 

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Sian Norris

Sian Norris is a novelist, short-story writer, poet and feminist activist. She is the founder and director of the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival and the co-editor of the Read Women project. She runs the feminist blog sianandcrookedrib.blogspot.com and has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman3am Magazine and Open Democracy. Her first book, Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue came out in 2013. She is currently working on a novel based on the life of Gertrude Stein which in 2016 was longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize.

Follow Sian on Twitter: @sianushka