Next Flashers’ Club

Flashers’ Club is BACK, baby!

Fresh off hiatus and raring to go, our next event will be Thursday 2nd August at Smokey Joe’s Coffee Bar, doors at 7:30pm. And wow, do we have a cornucopia of treats for you writers and flash fans. First of all, there’s our free-for-all open mic sesh. Bring it and read it. That’s it. Apart from if it’s porn, or stuff that Donald Trump would like. The first part of that sentence was probably redundant. You know what we mean. BRING THE GOOD STUFF. If it’s 100-1000 words and it’s fiction, you’re in.

Second, our guest writer: we are privileged to have the critically-acclaimed, award-winning international flash star Nora Nadjarian with us, all the way from Cyprus. Cyprus!

20180301_162153_HDRturnNora Nadjarian is an award-winning Cypriot poet and writer. She has been cited or published in the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Telegraph and has also won prizes and commendations in international competitions, including the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Binnacle International Ultra-Short Competition and the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize. Her flash “My Idea of Paradise” was part of the #FlashWalk 2018. It was read by an actor as part of the walk talking place in Bristol on Saturday, 16th June 2018.
Best known in Cyprus for her book of short stories Ledra Street (2006), she has had short fiction published internationally. Her work was included in A River of Stories, an anthology of tales and poems from across the Commonwealth, illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski, Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press), Being Human (Bloodaxe Books, 2011) and Capitals (Bloomsbury, 2017). Her latest books are the collections of short stories Selfie (Roman Books, 2017) and Girl, Wolf, Bones (bilingual English-German edition) (2017).
The author Anjali Joseph has said of her work: ‘Nora Nadjarian’s distilled short stories are abrupt and intense, as invigorating and aromatic as a double shot of literary espresso.’

Nora’s books are available to buy here.

And as if that wasn’t enough, we have a free short story anthology for everyone who reads, courtesy of the ever-generous and rather fantastic Fiction Desk. A whole book of story goodness! For free!

As always, every penny after costs will go to First Story, who put writers in residence into schools in disadvantaged areas.

Get yourself down here! General info, barracking, and increasingly brusque demands for your presence can be received via our Twitter and Facebook feeds, so do keep an eye on those.