MK Lit Fest: Dreams into Fiction: Flash Fiction Workshop with Jude Higgins (Zoom event)

Posted 15th October 2023
MK Lit Fest: Dreams into Fiction: Flash Fiction Workshop with Jude Higgins (Zoom event)


15 October 2023    
14:00 - 16:00

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Everyone – quite literally – has dreams, and they can be a rich source of inspiration for storytellers. Do the landscapes of your dreams shift with the seasons? Whether you live in the country or the city, do your dreams often take place in the streets or houses where you live or lived?

For years, Jude Higgins dreamed about the house where she grew up. Those dreams provided her with excellent prompts for the stories eventually published in her flash fiction pamphlet, The Chemist’s House (V. Press, 2017).

In this workshop we will look at several different ways to create short fictions from dreams – either current, or recurrent. If you don’t remember dreams, no matter. Jude will show you how to use an event from the day, as if it were a dream, At the end of the workshop you will come away with three flash fiction drafts, plus ideas on how to work on them to make finished stories, and suggestions on where to send for publication. (This might, of course, include MK Lit Fest’s Dreams for Midwinter event!)

About Jude Higgins
Jude Higgins is a writer, writing tutor and writing events organiser. She began writing very short (flash) fiction in 2013 soon after completing an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

She developed an interest in working with dreams during her twenty-five year career as a psychotherapist. Since then, she has run many workshops helping writers to focus on dreams as story material. Her flash fictions have been published widely in anthologies and literary magazines and she has won or been placed in many short fiction contests. She runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and directs Flash Fiction Festivals UK and the award-winning short-short fiction press, Ad Hoc Fiction.

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