17 May 2012

Flash fiction flashmobbers

Yesterday was the first-ever National Flash-Fiction Day, and, boy, were the FlashTag gang busy.

As well as getting various pieces published to coincide with NFFD (Dave on Lancashire Writing Hub, me and Ben in Jawbreakers, me on Paragraph Planet and FlashFlood), we also flashmobbed flash fiction all around Manchester, from 10am until 5pm, in about 30 different locations, and I can tell you my feet hurt.

Here are just a few of the highlights: getting coverage in the Manchester Evening News; being interviewed by Sarah Walters from City Life; having security chuck us out of Spinningfields; meeting and remeeting loads of lovely lovely people in venues around town including Cornerhouse, Royal Exchange theatre, The Hive, Manchester Art Gallery and John Rylands Library; encountering a chalkboard announcing our arrival at the People's History Museum; shouting over Great Abel on Albert Square; chatting to the peregrine-watching lady in Exchange Square; joining some of our other writerly pals Dan Carpenter and Zach Roddis and David Gaffney at various moments in the day; gaining lots of new Twitter followers and making new friends; drinking shedloads to celebrate after we finished; going to the evening event held by Bad Language at the wonderful 3 Minute Theatre...

Audio evidence of me on the day:
Royal Exchange
Eighth Day
Manchester University

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Photographic evidence of the day:


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