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National Flash Fiction Day Update

National Flash Fiction Day – Northland 

Date: Sunday 23 June 2019 
Time: 1–4pm
Location: King’s Theatre, 62 Gillies Street, Kawakawa

The event will start with a workshop, followed by afternoon tea and a public reading of flash fiction, including NFFD winning entries and Northland’s winning entry.

This year our annual flash-fiction workshop will be presented by Northland writer, Michael Botur. Michael is the author of five short-story collections. He was placed second in the 2019 North & South Short Short Story Competition and is a past winner of the Whangarei Libraries Flash Fiction Competition.

Focus Your Flash – Cut The Crap

Participants are asked to bring a prepared draft of their story, on a laptop if possible. During the workshop, writers will identify the anchor, heart, or core of the message in one flash story. They’ll also condense their story into an ‘elevator pitch’ that will help keep the story focused on what matters and sharpen the significance of each of the chosen 300 words.