"I’ve often gained confidence in things I find difficult to do by organising events around them."
When Jude Higgins retired at 60 it didn't remotely occur to her to stop creating opportunities to get people together and share stories. In a beautiful, warm piece Jude explains how she was inspired to get involved in running the Bath Short Fiction Award and how she has built a whole family from this community. A piece about the threads that bind us together.
Jude Higgins is a writer, writing tutor and mentor, organises the Bath Flash Fiction Award and directs Flash Fiction Festivals UK. She has won, been placed or listed in many short fiction contests and is published in several literary magazines including The New Flash Fiction Review, Flash Back Fiction, The Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, and The Nottingham Review among other places. Her debut flash fiction pamphlet, The Chemist’s House was published in 2017 by V. Press and was recently long listed for the short story collection category of the Saboteur Awards 2018.