Welcome to 2018 National Flash Fiction Day!

celebrating June 22 – the shortest day of the year

Events this year across Aotearoa – we look forward to seeing you in June! 

Free and open to all!


Location: Room WT1211, WT building, AUT, Cnr Rutland and Wakefield Street, Auckland CBD
Date: Friday, 22 June
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Featuring speakers Vaughan Rapatahana and Patrick Pink. Sponsored by Jason Books.

Christchurch – Flash in the Pan

Location: Space Academy371 St Asaph St, Central City, Christchurch 8011
Date: Friday, 22 June
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Come along for the shortest fiction on the shortest day of the year. National Flash Fiction Day celebrates its seventh year in Christchurch and New Zealand. Readings, spot prizes from Scorpio Books and national competition results at Space Academy! Compered by Morrin Rout.



Location: Dunningham Suite (4th Floor), Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
Date: Friday, 22 June
Time: 6:00 pm

Hear the winning stories from this year’s national competition (Adult and Youth categories). Prize givings, guest readers and more! Drinks and nibbles provided.

Special guests: Sue Wootton, NFFD 2018 judge



Location: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Date: Friday, 22 June
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Come along and celebrate the shortest fiction on the shortest day of the year. There will be discussion, readings of the winning stories and we will announce the winners in our national competition. Spot prizes will be given throughout the evening. All are welcome!

Featuring speakers: Tim Jones (Youth Category Judge), Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, Jennifer Lane (novelist)

Sponsors: The Third Eye, NZ Society of Authors Wellington, Tuatara Breweries, Juno Gin, Ekor Bookshop, Marsden Books, Fix & Fogg


Northland – Straddling the Border between
Poetry and Flash Fiction workshop

Location: Kings Theatre Creative, Kawakawa
Date: Sunday 24 June
Cost: $10

Northland will celebrate National Flash Fiction Day at Kings Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, on Sunday 24 June from 1pm. Flash fiction writer, micro writer, poet, and this year’s micro madness judge, Jac Jenkins, will present a workshop called Straddling the Border between Poetry and Flash Fiction. Whether you write poetry or flash, whether you are experienced or new to writing, this hands-on workshop will help you reimagine the limits of form. The workshop will be followed by afternoon tea and then an open mic for flash fiction readings. Cost is $10 for the workshop, payable at the door.

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    • Hello, Sue — Please send a note to our email account (on the Home page) and also to Flash Frontier (flashfrontier [at] gmail [dot] com, and we’ll keep you informed. Thanks for your interested from the NFFD team.

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