National Flash-Fiction Day 2017 events diary

Please send details of your events to: nationalflashfictionday@gmail.com

Events by date:

NFFD Anthology Launch
Time: June 24th
Cost: Tickets vary
More information: Sleep Is a Beautiful Colour: The 2017 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology will be launched at the Flash Fiction Festival in Bath. You will need a ticket for Flash Fiction Festival to attend the launch event.
Location: Bath - The Flash-Fiction Festival
Link: The Flash-Fiction Festival Page


The Flash Fiction Festival 2017
Time: June 24th to June 25th
Cost: Tickets vary
More information: The U.K.’s first ever Flash Fiction Festival in Bath, featuring workshops from leading writers of flash fiction, including: Vanessa Gebbie, Tania Hershman, David Gaffney, Meg Pokrass, Paul McVeigh, Kit de Waal, Pamela Painter, and many more!
For more information about the Festival and to book tickets for the weekend, please visit the website: https://www.flashfictionfestival.com
Location: Bath - UK
Link: The Flash-Fiction Festival Page


Quinklings 500 Word Competition
Time: June 24th
Cost: Free
More information: Quinklings, a newly formed transatlantic writers' group, invites you to submit 500 word pieces of flash fiction on the theme 'How the world changed since yesterday', to be posted on their website on June 24th. Please send submissons as PDF or DOC files to quinkling123@gmail.com by 12 noon on Friday 23rd June.
Location: Online
Link: The Quinklings Page


24 Hour Flash Fiction-a-thon
Time: June 24th
Cost: Free
More information: It’s that time of year again! On June 24th (this time to coincide with Calum Kerr’s previously unrelated National Flash Fiction Day) I will be holding a 24 hour flash fiction extravaganza lasting a whopping 48 hours. Time zones are funny that way. Here’s a run-down of the rules/guidelines that I’ve shamelessly copied from the 2015 and 2016 events (though you might notice that those links point to deviantART, but you’re just as welcome to participate here without an account or even an email address).
Location: Online

BEFORE JUNE 24TH: Comment on this post (link below) letting me know you want to take part. I put together an “official” Flash Fiction Day post listing all the participants.

ON JUNE 24TH: The event begins at the very start of June 24th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story. Post a link to your post on my official FFD post (not this sign-up one). I’ll approve it and add the link to the post itself as quickly as possible.
Link: Damon's Flash Page


Collage Magic and Flash
Time: June 24th
Cost: Free
More information: Intuitively collage a set of diviniation cards for fun and guidance 10am to noon. Then, after a lunch break, write flash short stories (fiction or non) inspired by the images.
Location: Empire Coffe Atrium, 616 Vernon Street, Nelson, British Columbia
Contact: Lindy Flynn, 208-610-9113 or creativeplay4u@gmail.com


The Photo Republic Of London
Time: June 24th
Cost: Free
More information: The Photo Republic of London have lots going on throughout June for both writers and photographers! They have two writing workshops, one on 14th June and another on 20th June. Online from the 4th June until 20th June they’re accepting photography submissions that will be used for a virtual gallery that opens on Friday 23rd June. Authors can use as prompts to write flash fiction to be read at their event at the Magic Gallery in London at 16:00 on Saturday 24th June.
Location: The Magic Gallery - London


The Devil's in the Detail
Time: June 25th at 15:00pm until 18:00pm.
Cost: FREE for all
More information: Bold and brief, fleeting and urgent – with National Flash Fiction Day now in its sixth year, we’ve embraced all things devilish! We’re proud to present our #NFFD event, THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAIL! Join us in The International Pub for our now-traditional event on Sunday 25th June to celebrate writing that is short and sharp. We hope to showcase the best flash fiction writers Dublin has to offer!
Location: The International Bar (downstairs), 23 Wicklow St, Dublin 2
Link: The Devil's in the Detail Page


Verbose Manchester Flash Fiction Evening
Time: June 26th 7:30pm
Cost: FREE for all
More information: ManchesterLive literature night Verbose will be celebrating National Flash-Fiction Day at its next outing, on Monday 26 June, with a special celebration of very short stories plus an open mic of prose and poetry performances.
The Verbose headliners this month are all proponents of the flash fiction form, as is event host Sarah-Clare Conlon. We’ll hear from Tania Hershman (reading from her third collection released in May 'Some Of Us Glow More Than Others'), Benjamin Judge, and Neil Campbell, who will be reading from his brand-new short-short story collection, Fog Lane.

Location: Fallow Cafe, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA
Link: The Verbose Page


Fiction at the Friary Flash Panel
Time: July 30th
Cost: FREE for all
More information: A fun interactive event featuring flash fiction greats Denyse Woods and Nuala Ní Chonchúir/O’Connor, hosted by Madeleine D’Arcy and Marie Gethins. Guest interview and readings will be followed by optional writing exercises and an open mic. Join in the Flash celebration!
Location: Cork, Ireland