Art & Flash 

with Anika Carpenter

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


Each month, in friendly, fast-paced workshops, Anika Carpenter introduces a different contemporary artist and three to four of their artworks. Each artwork comes with an optional writing prompt inspired by the piece, along with a ten-minute writing sprint. 

There is an invitation to share what you have written if you would like to.

Click here to read some of the stories that began in Art & Flash sessions.

DATES 2024
Every third Monday of the month:

July 15  ∣ Aug 19  ∣ Sep 16  ∣ Oct 21  ∣ Nov 18  ∣ Dec 16

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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.

£10 per session

12 per session

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, workshop facilitator and artist 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 spent ten years working as an assistant to Turner Prize winning artists. Anika's own artwork has been 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 has 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 sessions and in-person retreats in Brighton.

You can find her on Twitter or BlueSky via @StillSquirrel