Welcome to 2017 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! 

Watch this space…


Venue name: AUT Tower

Address: MCW room WT1211,
Level 12,
AUT Tower,
corner of Rutland and Wakefield St
Auckland City Central

Time: 6pm open, for 6:30pm start; event will close around 8pm, and folks are welcome to mingle until 9pm.

Courtesy of the AUT and the AUT Creative Writing program, this venue is within easy walking distance for those using public transport. There is both street parking available, as well as parking buildings nearby, including the Aotea Square car park.

Auckland City Chair: Ivy Alvarez,



Venue name: Space Academy

Address: 371 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Time: 6pm

Christchurch City Chair: Brindi Joy,



Venue name: Dunedin City Library, Dunningham Suite (4th floor)

Address: 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Time: 6pm – 8pm (Pre-event nibbles from 5.30pm; closing 8pm due to library hours)

Dunedin City Chair: Iona Winter,



Venue name: tba

Address: tba

Time: 6pm

Northand NFFD contact: tba



Venue name: tba

Address: tba

Time: 6pm

Wellington City Chair: Sara Johnson,


If you would like to organise something in your area, get in touch!


nationalflash [at] gmail [dot] com



Auckland: Ivy Alvarez

ivya_mIvy Alvarez is the author of The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press, 2016), Hollywood Starlet (Chicago: dancing girl press), Disturbance (Wales: Seren, 2013) and Mortal. Her work appears in many publications, including Best Australian Poems (2009 and 2013), with several poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived many years in Wales before moving to New Zealand.

Contact Ivy at:


Christchurch: Brindi Joy

Brindi Joy

Brindi Joy has lived in Seattle, Denver, New Orleans and currently Christchurch, where she makes the most of the mountains and the sea. Her fiction has appeared in Landfall, JAAM, Leaving the Red Zone: An Anthology of Earthquake Poetry, Sweet As: Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories, the Christchurch Press, Flash Frontier and Takahē. Brindi was the Canterbury Regional Winner in the 2012 National Flash Fiction Day Award. This is her fourth year supporting the Canterbury Flash Fiction Day event.

Contact Brindi at:


Dunedin: Iona Winter

iona-winter-pic-2017Iona Winter (Pākehā/Māori) lives in Karitane, Otago – the land of her tupuna. Her writing has appeared in Headland, Halo, The Island Review, Flash Frontier and various online publications. With a collection of prose and poetry submitted into the hands of publishers, she is currently working on a novella-in-flash. In 2016 Iona was awarded the Headland Frontier Prize for Best Short Story, and represented Ōtepoti Dunedin at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Contact Iona at:

Wellington: Sara Dawn Johnson

sara johnson headshotSara Dawn Johnson grew up in Seattle, where she’s still got crates filled with notebooks of unfinished stories stored. She had her first piece of fiction published in the 4th grade as Thoreau Elementary School’s Young Author of 1985. Sara moved to New Zealand with her husband and two daughters in 2012 by sailing their home, a 38-foot sailboat, across the Pacific Ocean. She’s written travel and health non-fiction for publications such as, Cruising World and Pacific Yachting. Sara is the co-author of Voyaging with Kids: A Guide to Family Life Afloat and author of How to Move to New Zealand in 31 Easy Steps. She is still working on publishing her second piece of fiction. Sara lives in Wellington with her family and a cat named Mouse.

Contact Sara at:


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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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