It’s time for my first-ever live reading of some of my flash fiction! I’ve been invited by Paul Beckman to read at the very first FBomb Flash Fiction Reading Series event in New York City! This event is an offshoot of the popular FBomb series in Denver.
- Date: Friday, 9/9
- Time: 7-9 PM followed by Open Mic
- Place: KGB Bar Literary Reading Space — The Red Room
- Address: 85 E 4th Street, NYC
- RSVP: Let the event organizers know you are coming by ticking the box on the event Facebook page, found here. If you don’t do Facebook, leave a comment below, or… just show up! See below for a slideshow of what the Red Room looks like — great reading space for author and audience both!!!
I’ve been practicing, and I think I’ll read my two most popular stories, and if there’s time something maybe a third new thing. I’ll definitely read “Summer Baby” from SmokeLong Quarterly, and of course it will be my privilege and honor to read “Upfurler” in NYC so near to 9/11. Can’t wait!
Note: There is NO COVER CHARGE, just a two-drink minimum in the Red Room. Here is a run-down of the other readers on the docket for the night:
Bud Smith is the author of F250, Tollbooth, and Calm Face, among others. He works heavy construction and lives in Jersey City, Nj. https://budsmithwrites.com/
Nancy Stohlman is the creator and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, a founding member of Fast Forward Press, and her work has been recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a teacher of flash workshops, a college teacher, and an award winning author of six books, the latest being, “The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories”
Alice Kaltman is a writer, surfer, and parenting coach. She is the author of STAGGERWING, a collection of stories forthcoming in October 2016 from Tortoise Books. Her work appears or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Whiskey Paper, Storychord, Luna Luna Magazine, the Atticus Review, People Holding, Chicago Literati and Joyland, where her story STAY A WHILE was selected as a Longform Fiction Pick of the Week.
Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Drunken Boat, The Moth, Columbia Journal and more. Her fourth collection of poetry (prose poems), Stay with Me Awhile, released April 2016 via Winter Goose Publishing and her debut novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016.
Jane Liddle is a friend to birds and lives in the Hudson Valley. Her short-story collection Murder was published by 421 Atlanta in March 2016. She is currently working on a novel and a book about daydreams. You can find her on Twitter @janeriddle or at http://liddlejane.tumblr.com/.
Chuck Howe is a writer/musician from Westchester New York, where he can often be found arguing with squirrels and traffic lights. His books,If I had Wings, These Windmills would be Dead, Too Much: Tales of Excess and Destiny Unbound are available on Amazon. His album Revenge of the Unicorn is available digitally at most online retailers.
Sara Lippmann is a 2012 NYFA fiction fellow and author of the story collection DOLL PALACE, long listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She teaches through Ditmas Writing Workshops, procrastinates on twitter, and can be found at http://www.saralippmann.com/
Gessy Alvarez is founder and managing editor of the literary and visual arts website, Digging Through The Fat. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program in Writing. Her prose has appeared in Volume One Brooklyn, Entropy, Drunk Monkeys, Literary Orphans, Pank, and other publications.
Anne Elizabeth Weisgerber has two goats named Snapdragon and Socrates. She has recent work in Shotgun Honey, SmokeLong Quarterly, Entropy Magazine, The Collapsar, Jellyfish Review, New South Journal, and her story “Sleeping Beauty: Markson Fangirl” is a Best Small Fictions 2016 Finalist. She assistant edits at Pithead Chapel, reviews for Change Seven Magazine and The Review Review, + keeps things up to date at anneweisgerber.com
Jan Elman Stout’s work is published in Literary Orphans, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review and elsewhere. She was recently a finalist in the Midwestern Gothic Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest. Jan is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Indianola Review.
Jolene McIlwain’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner online, The Fourth River, and elsewhere, and has twice been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s contests, earning an Honorable Mention and a Top 25 designation. She’s the recipient of an artist grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Georgia Court Faculty Scholarship for Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, and she teaches part-time at Duquesne and Chatham Universities in Pittsburgh.
Paul Beckman was one of the winners in the Queens Ferry Press 2016 Best Small Fictions. He’s had over 300 stories published both in print and online from Playboy to Literary Orphans.; His latest collection, “Peek”, weighed in at 65 stories and 120 pages. Published story website: www.paulbeckmanstories.com