Wednesday 16th May is National Flash Fiction Day, a national celebration of short fiction which features literary events taking place all across the country. The project, which has funding from the UK Arts Council, aims to promote short fiction to a new audience of would-be writers.
As part of National Flash Fiction Day, the innovative Flashtag team are travelling across the city of Manchester to perform a number of pieces of short fiction to the city’s masses. We’re dashing around town to read our flash to the general public in and around a number of iconic buildings and locations such as Manchester Museum, The Cornerhouse, John Rylands Library and The People’s History Museum (to name but a few of the 27 venues and public spaces we’ll be visiting).
From 10am until 5pm on Wednesday 16th May, Fat Roland, Sarah-Clare Conlon, David Hartley and Tom Mason will be racing around in a frenzy of flash fiction in a celebration of the written word. We’ll post confirmed times and venues early next week but, in the meantime, you can help us spread the word by using the hashtag #Flashtag on Twitter. You can also follow us on the site and like our Facebook page.
Don’t be sad if you can’t catch one of our performances though; we’ll be tweeting, filming and blogging the entire thing as the day progresses.
Alternatively, if you’re a venue in Manchester and would like us to consider stopping by for three minutes of fiction, drop us a tweet and we’ll be in touch.