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Tuesday, October 11 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Size Counts: Writers Talk Short Fiction

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Short story writers read from their works, and discuss the challenges and rewards unique to short-form fiction. With Daphne Gottlieb, Kait Heacock, Vanessa Hua, Martin Pousson, Anne Raeff, Sumiko Saulson, and Nick Matamas (moderator). $5-10 sliding scale

Moderators/Hosts
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Nick Mamatas

Nick is the author of several novels, including The Last Weekend and I Am Providence. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, New Haven Review, etc. His anthologies include the crime-SF hybrid Hanzai Japan (co-edited with Masumi Washington) and the forthcoming flash fiction/drink recipe title Mixed Up! (co-edited with Molly Tanzer).

Participants
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Daphne Gottlieb

Daphne stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author of 10 books including works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and a graphic novel. Her 10th book, short stories entitled "Pretty Much Dead", is being released this fall by Small Doggies Press. She is the winner of an Audre Lorde, an Acker, and a Firecracker Alternative Book Awards. She was a Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Fellowship winner for 2016.
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Kait Heacock

Kait grew up in the same city as her literary idol, Raymond Carver, and hopes this means something. Her debut short story collection, Siblings and Other Disappointments, comes out on October 11th, 2016. | | Her fiction has appeared in, Esquire, Joyland, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Portland Review, Tin House, tNY.Press, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Her nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Bustle, Crab Creek Review, DAME, Largehearthed Boy, Literary... Read More →
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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities and a forthcoming novel, is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, ZYZZYVA, Guernica, and elsewhere.
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Anne Raeff

Anne Raeff’s stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica among other places. Her first novel CLARA MONDSCHEIN’S MELANCHOLIA was published in 2002 (MacAdam/Cage). Her short story collection, THE JUNGLE AROUND US won the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and will be published in October 2016. She is proud to be a high school teacher and works primarily with recent... Read More →
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Sumiko Saulson

Reporter, Search Magazine
Sumiko Saulson’s blog focuses on horror fiction writing and features author interviews, writing advice, short stories and editorial pieces. She put together "60 Black Women in Horror Fiction," a collection of interviews and biographies, as an ambassador for Women In Horror Month 2013. She writes about the Oakland Art Scene for the Examiner.com She is a horror and dark fantasy writer. Her books include “Solitude,” “Warmth”, "Ashes and... Read More →


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