Flash Factory Writers Studio (FFWS) provides unique services and events for writers, including workshops, courses, and consultation.

FFWS is run by Briony Kidd, who is an award-winning director, screenwriter and playwright. Briony is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television and currently lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.

Briony is also a freelance writer specialising in arts and film and director and programmer of the acclaimed Stranger With My Face International Film Festival, which focuses on women’s perspectives in genre.

TAHO_NS1013145_300Flash Factory is about a spirit of individuality and rejection of mediocrity. It’s named after the ‘flash mob’ who lived and died in Hobart’s Female Factory prison in the mid 1800s. A group of so-called troublemakers who defied unjust authority by performing small acts of creative rebellion, they were activists, humorists and eccentrics.