Welcome to 2020 National Flash Fiction Day!
celebrating June 22 – the shortest day of the year
NFFD 2020 ONLINE!
All programme events are free – all welcome!
This year, we move our events online as we all continue to look after the health of our communities. Below is a listing of what to expect – watch this space for updates of how to get involved, sign up and enjoy these special events!
YouTube reading series – an online reading series at the Flash Frontier YouTube channel, featuring new books, journal editors, youth readers, NFFD judges past and present, Bath novella-in-flash readings, Best Small Fictions, City Chairs and more. Please sign up to the YouTube channel and see what’s coming next!
Micro Madness – June 1-22 micro readings from our annual international micro competition, with lockdown micros and no-theme micros – two per day!
Book Day – June 15, celebrating books published in 2020 from around the world!
A series of online panel discussions
The Language of Flash: A Roundtable with Journal Editors Around the World (Saturday, June 13, 9am NZ time) – including:
· Christopher Allen, Smokelong Quarterly (Germany)
· Nuala O’Connor, Splonk (Ireland)
· Grant Faulkner, 100 Words (US)
· Meg Pokrass, New Flash Fiction Review (US)
· Vaughan Rapatahana, Flash Frontier (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Imagination Unbound: Five Women on the Poetic Narrative Form (Sunday, June 14, 4pm NZ time – GMT +12) – including:
· Nod Ghosh, author of Filthy Sucre (Truth Serum Press 2020)
· Diane Brown, author of Every now and then I have another child (OUP 2020)
· Helen Rickerby, author of How to live (AUP 2019)
· Anne Kennedy, author of Moth Hour (AUP 2019)
· Gail Ingram, author of Contents Under Pressure (Pukeko Publishing 2019)
Best Small Fictions and Best Microfictions: an international reading (Saturday, June 20, 9am NZ time – GMT +12): a sampling of readers from the 2020 anthologies
Youth Voices (Sunday, June 21, 9am NZ time – GMT +12) – readings and discussion from youth entrants in the 2020 NFFD youth competiton
the June 22 Online Awards Celebration – livestreamed to you!
Watch this space for more!
Auckland * Christchurch * Dunedin * Northland * Waikato * Wellington
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