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NFFD 2023: Events around Aotearoa

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This year, we celebrated June 22’s National Flash Fiction Day with events around the country, from North to South. We congratulate the winners and all readers and artists and musicians who shared their creative energy into our events. And we thank the NFFD City Chairs who make it all happen!

In addition to winning flash fictions and new work that was shared…

Ōtautahi Christchurch enjoyed the happy news of Annabel Wilson of Lyttleton winning second, and closed with the celebration of Jenna Heller’s win of the AT THE BAY | I TE KOKORU manuscript award.

Ngāmotu/New Plymouth saw a mix of emerging and established writers and performers, with an open mic after the invited readers with poetry, flash and micro fiction.

Ōtepoti Dunedin celebrated with musicians from the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra, and youth and emerging writers with ekphrastic responses to the artwork of Otago artists Marta Brasch Manu Berry, Claire Beynon and Ewan McDougall.

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington celebrated with youth judge Joanna Cho and local poets and short fiction writers.


And Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland feted 2023 winner Margaret Moores!

Congratulations, all!






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