Flash Fiction Finalists Gather at Kawakawa

Workshop and reading celebrate the shortest fiction form

National Flash Fiction Day has been celebrated at King’s Theatre Creative in Kawakawa with a meeting of the NZ Society of Authors Northland branch followed by a flash fiction writing workshop and readings of flash fiction.

The work of National Flash Fiction Day competition finalists Vivian Thonger, Jana Heise, Lola Elvy and Michael Botur was read, and there were contributions from flash organisers, tutors and flash fiction competition judges Jac Jenkins, Kathy Derrick and Martin Porter.

Vivian Thonger was this year’s highest-placed Northland entrant and received an NZSA Northland branch award. The Youth category of NFFD was won by former Whangarei resident Jana Heise. On the long and short lists also were Lola Elvy and Michael Botur.

Members of the Bay of Islands Writers Group were present at the Kawakawa event. Please contact vthonger@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining the BOI group.

Thanks to those who read their flash fiction at Kawakawa on Sunday June 24, including Piet Nieuwland, Lisa Young, Kim Martins, Angela Shaw, Ashleigh Butler and Tracie Lark.

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