Writing Flash Fiction

12th June 2024 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Online

Do you write flash fiction?

In this online lunchtime learning masterclass flash fiction writer and editor Farhana Khalique will explore what is, and what isn't, flash fiction, and how to write it well.

She'll delve into her creative process as well as techniques for coming up with original ideas. Farhana will share some advice/ tips around creating characters and a narrative arc when working with so few words, as well as how to get your beginning and end right.

Plus, she'll talk about what really excites her about a submission from an editorial perspective!

This masterclass will take place online via Teams. It will also be recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you'll be able to catch-up and access the recording for up to two weeks after the event has taken place. The session will end with a brief Q&A, so come ready with your questions! 

Speaker profiles
Farhana Khalique

Farhana Khalique is a writer, editor, voiceover artist, teacher and PhD student from south-west London, UK.

Her writing has appeared in a number of publications in print and online, including Flash Fiction Festival Six, Tales from the City, Best Small Fictions, and more. Farhana has judged the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize, been shortlisted for The Asian Writer Short Story Prize, and she is a former Word Factory Apprentice Award winner. She is also a submissions editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, a former fiction editor at Litro Magazine, and she has written for the stage and performed her work at London's Tara Theatre. 

Farhana is also a freelance voiceover artist and has worked as a continuity announcer at Channel 4 Television, and she has over fifteen years of experience of teaching A Level and GCSE English in schools and colleges in inner city London.

Farhana regularly teaches creative writing workshops and masterclasses, both independently and with other organisations. Forthcoming and previous workshops include collaborations with Writers & Artists, SmokeLong Quarterly, Flash Fiction Festival UK, Retreat West, National Flash Fiction Day UK, The Crow Collective, Dahlia Publishing, South Asian Heritage Month UK, and more. 

You can find her online @HanaKhalique and farhanakhalique.com.

Photo credit: Jasdeep Bhabra

Booking & payment

The workshop fee of £20 (incl. VAT) is payable in full online. Please note that payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services, as part of our accessibility scheme. Contact W&A Admin on events@writersandartists.co.uk so that we can find a payment schedule that works for you.

This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date. Please note, all event timings are in UK time.

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Accessible to All

  • It’s of real importance to Writers & Artists that our events and courses remain accessible to all.

  • Writers & Artists has made one bursary place available for this event as part of our accessibility scheme. Please visit our bursaries page to find out how to apply for bursaries to the course. 
  • Payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services, as part of our accessibility scheme
  • At the speaker's discretion, event materials will be made available to attendees after the masterclass.

  • A link to a recording of the masterclass will be circulated after the event. This will be made available to event attendees only, and for a time-limited period.

  • This event will include written text and visuals. Please contact us in advance so that we can make arrangements to be sure all documents appear in a format that works for you.

  • If you’d like to attend but have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, then please email AccessWA@bloomsbury.com

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