What is flash fiction? Is there a lower or upper word limit? How can you create an authentic world and characters in so few words? We will look at those questions, explore structure, and the use of precise language to create a world determined by your characters.
Tom Murray is currently a Poetry Ambassador for the Scottish Poetry Library. Also, Open Book Lead Reader in the Scottish Borders running a monthly workshop that meets in Eyemouth. He has facilitated over two hundred and fifty creative writing workshops and mentored over sixty individual writers. His previous residencies include: Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence to Scottish Borders Libraries; Creative Writing Fellow to Tyne and Esk Writers working with writers’ groups across East Lothian and Midlothian; and Clackmannanshire Writer in Residence. He was an editor of the Scottish Borders based literary magazine, The Eildon Tree for 11 years. His stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies in Scotland, and further afield. His plays are widely performed. His publications include The Future is Behind You (poetry), Sins of the Father (play), The Clash (play) and Out of My Head (fiction).Further information can be found on Tom’s website.
Less is More is a saying used frequently by the architect Mies van der Rohe. This workshop is kindly sponsored by Robert J Hales Ltd, architects and surveyors in Berwick-upon-Tweed.