Event date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 7:00pm



Join the Flash Fiction Collective for an Evening of Stories 

Flash fiction--stories under 1,000 words--is having a resurgence, perhaps because time is short and so is flash. Founded in 2014, the Flash Fiction Collective is a reading series, that has hosted hundreds of flash writers. Join co-founders Jane Ciabattari and Grant Faulkner and guests for an evening of flash!

Jane Ciabattari is author of the story collection Stealing the Fire, selected for the Dzanc Books rEprint Series. Her short stories have been published in Nothing Short of 100, A Book on the Table (flash anthology commissioned for 2018 Independent Bookstore Day), Big Other, New Flash Fiction Review, Long Island Noir, The Best Underground Fiction, Chautauqua magazine, Literary Mama, Ms. Magazine, Hampton Shorts (Editors' Choice Award),  and honored with three Pushcart Prize special mentions. A Literary Hub columnist and regular contributor to BBC Culture, she is vice president/events and former National Book Critics Circle president.  She is a member of Page Street and the Writers Grotto, on advisory boards of The Story Prize, the Bay Area Book Festival, and Lit Camp, and a Pushcart Prize contributing editor.

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story and the Flash Fiction Collective. He recently published The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story. He's also published Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories; All the Comfort Sin Can Provide; Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story; and Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin HouseThe Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, Flash Fiction America, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersLiterary HubWriter’s Digest, and The Writer. Find Grant online on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Listen to his podcast Write-minded and subscribe to his newsletter Intimations: A Writer's Discourse.

Jack Boulware recently retired as co-founder/ Executive Director of San Francisco's Litquake literary festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024. He has published three books, including the Bay Area punk oral history Gimme Something Better. He's currently working on a novel based on his experiences as a travel journalist, and will soon launch a Substack page of new and collected writings. He lives in West Marin.

Mark Ciabattari is author of four absurdist novels in the Rizzoli series, Dreams of an Imaginary New Yorker Named Rizzoli, The Literal TruthPreludes to History, and his newest, When the Mask Slips. He is at work on a new work of fiction, Ends and Odds.

Molly Giles is the author of five award winning collections of short stories and two novels. She has recent and forthcoming work in Brevity, On the Run, South Florida Poetry Journal, and Zyzzyva. Her memoir, Life Span, is forthcoming from WTAW in June.

Kara Vernor’s fiction and essays have appeared in Ninth Letter, Gulf Coast, The Normal School, The Los Angeles Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. She has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, and her writing has been selected for Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, The Wigleaf Top 50, and the W. W. Norton anthology, Flash Fiction America. Her chapbook, Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song, is available from Split Lip Press.

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Copperfield's Books - Petaluma
140 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA 94952


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