Flash Fiction at the AE Festival 2024 Lineup

It is an honour and a joy to have Flash Fiction Armagh included again in the AE Festival in Lurgan and Armagh 2024.

I attended it last year and was blown away by how much I enjoyed the events. It was an excellent opportunity to learn about the great artist and writer AE Russell, also known as George Russell. By all accounts, he was intelligent and talented, a humble man, and an all-around wonderful human being.

I’m looking forward to learning more about him this year. The full programme is available here:

The submission window was extremely short – just three weeks – so we were stunned at the number of submissions we received. People had great fun with the ‘Sacred Mountain’ theme – lots of stories about climbing mountains, but also quite nuanced and unusual takes on the theme. We enjoyed reading all the submissions and thank the writers for trusting us enough to send in their work. Sadly, as usual, we couldn’t accept all the great stories we had the privilege of reading. It was tough to choose just ten, so we added a couple more, bringing the total number of readers for the event up to the perfect dozen!

So it is with great delight that we at Flash Fiction Armagh can announce the lineup for our event at the AE Festival… In no particular order:

Daniel Downey reading A Meeting on Hag’s Hill

Pat Mc Kenna reading True Colours

Emma Gibson reading Tupperware

Mary Anne Pamplin reading Martha’s Mountain

Linda Rosewood reading What Mountains Say

Jacqui Ruddell reading Daniel’s Mountain

Matthew Toner reading That Dreaded Mountain

Doreen Duffy reading Never Know How Much I Love You

Brenda McAteer reading A Walk on the Wild Side

Dymphna Ferran reading His Guarding Angel

Ronda Glasgow reading The Trip

Johnny Richardson reading Alone on the Throne

Flash Fiction Armagh at the AE Festival is on Friday, 5th April 2024, at 8 pm in Aonach Mhacha.

Tickets for the event are available at the door and online (recommended as we often sell out) at


Looking forward to seeing you there!