september, 2022

2022sat10sep10:00 am12:00 pmWriting: Flash Fiction (SEPTEMBER DAY SCHOOL)£16 - Two hour jam-packed session delivered by a published authorColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 week


Course details

Brief Description:

Flash fiction is a short, short story. It requires the elements of a longer piece of fiction, but everything is pared down to a minimum. Can you learn to write fiction in a flash? This two-hour workshop will get you started.

We will explore the key components of fiction (plot, character, theme, and narrative voice) and work together to blend them into a structure that has a defined beginning, middle & end. Using the short, short stories that have been told for generations such as fairytales & fables, we will examine what lies at the core of flash fiction’s popularity.

Once you have developed an appreciation of the skills and craft that go into dynamic storytelling, you can begin to write coffee-time tales that take little time to read but are perfectly formed – short, but not necessarily sweet!

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?


Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

• Identify the requirements of storytelling
• Explore the freedoms and limitations of flash fiction
• Identify sources of inspiration and ideas
• Produce flash fiction outlines

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment


For the first session you will need to bring:

Pen/pencil and paper.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£16 – To book, call the office on 01223 712340 to pay payment with your card


Ruth WadeRuth Wade has been a full-time writer for 25 years. For 15 of those she has been teaching the skills and craft of creative writing. She is also an accredited creativity coach. As a novelist she specialises in historical fiction and writes both under her own name and that of BK Duncan. She was a finalist in The People’s Book Prize 2016 and shortlisted for the Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award. You can find out more about her writing and her approach to teaching at 


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