A Celebration of Flash Fiction

Join us Tuesday, April 18th at 6 P.M. in Randall Library Sherman Hayes Gallery for a celebration of Flash Fiction 2017

The event will include readings from the top winners, craft talks by student artists and designers, free books, and great food!

Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is a hallmark of applied learning at UNCW and the entire student body is invited to participate. Flash Fiction is a story-writing competition where contestants have one week to write 500 words (or less)

This year’s theme: PROPAGANDA

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of The Protestant Reformation, and what better time to celebrate information literacy and to remember one of history’s first major media revolutions?

As it became possible for reliable information to spread widely and equitably, inevitably people began distributing information in a misleading way. Propaganda is a powerful tool of persuasion that can infiltrate our lives on political, cultural, and personal levels.

From “fake news” to political advertisements, none of us are immune to propaganda in our daily lives. One of the missions of academic libraries is to empower users to discern good information from bad. Through information literacy instruction, one-on-one research assistance, and by providing access to quality research databases, libraries are a trusted defense against disinformation.


Event/Exhibit Information
April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sherman Hayes Gallery, RL1001F