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Next Flashers’ Club 

Thursday 8th February 2018, 7:30pm doors / 8:00 pm start, Smokey Joe’s Coffee Bar. £4 in, or £3 if you’re reading. 

Guest author

Our reader for February 2018 will be flash fiction giant Tania Hershman.

Tania Hershman 2017 blue doorTania’s third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, a combination of flash fictions and longer stories, was published by Unthank Books in May 2017, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press in July. Tania is also the author of a poetry chapbook, Nothing Here Is Wild, Everything Is Open, and two short story collections, My Mother Was An Upright Piano, a collection of flash fictions, and The White Road and Other Stories, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). Tania is curator of short story hub ShortStops, celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics. Hear her read her work on https://soundcloud.com/taniahershman and find out more here: www.taniahershman.com.

Flashers’ Club info

Flashers’ Club is a quarterly flash fiction open mic night at Smokey Joe’s Coffee Bar, Cheltenham. Writers read original short fiction pieces between 100 and 1,000 words. You can read about our last event on our blog, and we hope you’ll come to our next event. Bring something to read, or just bring your ears!

We welcome all writers: published writers and unpublished, seasoned readers and debutants. The atmosphere is friendly, supportive and inclusive: no need to fear if you’ve never read before! We want to hear you. We like to bribe our readers with free literature (our events have featured short story anthologies from indie publishers The Fiction Desk and litmags by Prole, Open Pen and The Ham Free Press), so there’s a good incentive to get up behind the mic.

We also feature a special guest writer every session. Pop over to the ‘Our Readers’ page to see who we’ve featured in the past.

Tickets for Flashers’ Club cost £4, or £3 if you sign up to read. All profits are donated to the charity First Story.

Read about past events and see pictures on our blog pages, and check out open mic reader bios on the ‘Our Readers’ page.

For more details, have a look at the FAQs or contact us via the contact page. You can also find us on Twitter @flashers_club, or on Facebook. Follow us or like us to get the latest news and updates.

See you there!