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Saturday, October 7 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Art of the Short Story

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“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” – George Saunders. Author Jane Ciabattari moderates this panel of short fiction, as writers Jon Boilard, Dave Madden, Carolyn Cooke, and Peg Alford Pursell discuss and take questions. $12

Moderators
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Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is the author of two short story collections--Stealing the Fire and California Tales. She serves as Vice President/Online of the National Book Critics Circle (and is a former NBCC president), is on the advisory board of The Story Prize, and a founder of the Flash Fiction Collective reading series. She is a columnist for BBC Culture and the Literary Hub, and contributes regularly to... Read More →

Participants
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Jon Boilard

Jon Boilard is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, he currently lives in Northern California. His debut short story collection, Settright Road (Dzanc Books/2017), was preceded by two novels, The Castaway Lounge and A River C... Read More →
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Carolyn Cooke

Carolyn Cooke’s most recent collection of stories is Amor and Psycho. She teaches in the Interdisciplinary MFA program at CIIS in San Francisco.
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Dave Madden

Dave Madden is the author of If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There and The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy. His shorter work has appeared in Harper’s Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, Rappahannock Review, The Normal School, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere, and... Read More →
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Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell is a writer, editor, teacher, literary community builder, and all-around good egg. She is the author of SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW (ELJ Editions, March 2017). She lives in Northern California and directs Why There Are Words, a national neighborhood of... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107
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