Art & Flash 

with Anika Carpenter

Art & Flash with Anika Carpenter
Monthly online ekphrastic writing workshops exploring contemporary artworks for story inspiration. 

This fast-paced workshop is all about finding inspiration for new story ideas. Each month Anika Carpenter introduces a different artist or art movement. Three to four artworks are explored and there are optional prompts inspired by these works. Participants have ten minutes to write in response to each artwork and there is the opportunity to share what you have written, or ideas you've had, if you would like to.

DATES 2023
Once a month on a Monday.  
Oct 9th | Nov 13th | Dec 11th (Every third Monday of the month in 2024)

11 - 12 am UK time
8 - 9 pm UK time
If you're joining from outside the UK and are unsure of the timings, WorldTimeBuddy is a handy place to check. You can find the website by clicking here.

Pay what you can
£3, £5 or £10  

Live Zoom session
NB we do not record Zoom sessions

Click here to see all the artists we've look at so far and here to visit our Pinterest page where you can view all of the artworks that have been featured.


Anika Carpenter is a flash fiction author and workshop facilitator with a background in the Fine Arts. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Bridport Prize and has been published in numerous anthologies. You can find her stories at Gone Lawn, Ellipsis Zine, The Molotov Cocktail, Janus Literary and many more.

Anika received a Fine Art MA (distinction) with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Kingston University in 2010. She has worked as an assistant to Turner Prize winning artists and had her won artwork exhibited at Towner Gallery and featured in numerous group exhibitions. She is the co-founder of Accident & Emergence (currently on hiatus) an artist-led project that organised collaborations, exhibitions and retreats. 

Anika's ekphrastic story 'Interview with Alice Moore, Potion Maker' won Bath Flash Fiction Festival's Great Flash Off competition in October, 2022. You can read it by clicking here.

As well as running The Flash Cabin, Anika is a rep for Writers' HQ where she runs online retreats, write-alongs, open mics and in-person retreats in Brighton.

You can find her on BlueSky @StillSquirrel