“This year, on the shortest night of 2012 (June 20th), Short Story Day goes global, as once again we encourage everyone of all ages and all genders to do something in honour of the short story. This could be absolutely anything, from running a creative workshop or class, to a competition, making a short film or film adaptation of a short story, organising a spoken word night, a reading, an author appearance, a literary salon – or simply picking up a short story and enjoying its literary richness, for maybe the first or the hundredth time.”
Wednesday, June 20th is the longest day, but the shortest night of the year. Fittingly, this event has been thrown together on extremely short notice, and the Nomad World Pub has been gracious enough to give me run of their bar from 5-8 that day (though if people are there, why should we let the party end?).
You can show up to the event, Twitter account or no, or tweet remotely with the hashtag #shortstoryday. I also encourage you to follow @shortstoryday on Twitter! The lady who runs the Twitter, Katie Slade, is a delightful woman who contacted me about putting together an event; she’s trying to make events like these happen all over the world, so I’m excited to take part!
There will be a projection feed of all the #shortstoryday tweets so we can enjoy everyone’s work the whole world over, plus there will be a raffle for some of the best and brightest local literature!