23 April 2018
Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière
Brevísimo - Micro-Fiction Contest
Open to participants under 25 years.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
All at once International Book Day, the anniversary of the death of Cervantes and of Shakespeare, and the feast of San Jordi in Catalonia where tradition holds that one must offer a book and a rose, April 23rd is an opportunity for our school to organise a project about literature that is open to all.
On this day, the prize for the micro-fiction contest Brevísimo will be awarded to the winners. Brevísimo was created in 2010 by two Ecolint teachers, Hortensia Cid and Rosie Smith-Gillespie, in partnership with the Albatros bookshop in Geneva. It is open to young people under 25 and rewards the 50 best creations. The texts selected by the jury, composed of micro-fiction author José Luis Torres Vitolas and publisher Rodrigo Diaz, will be published. The Tulipán Award, a special prize created in memory of Rosie Smith-Gillespie, who passed away in 2012, will be awarded to the favourite text of a guest author.
A demanding and powerful literary genre, micro-fiction involves a whole palette of techniques and artifices such as ellipsis, meta-literature, evocation, all in less than 600 characters. Contest participants will have access to a series of literary workshops.