S191. Brevity's 20th Anniversary Reading

Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


The online magazine Brevity pioneered the flash nonfiction form starting in 1997, and since then has published new writers, emerging writers, mid-career writers, and distinguished writers, including three Pulitzer Prize finalists, as well as voices from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, and Japan. Help celebrate Brevity's 20th anniversary with flash readings from the panelists, and a brief backward glance by editor Dinty W. Moore



Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor's Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir, the memoir Between Panic & Desire, and numerous other books of nonfiction. He lives in Athens, Ohio, gardens avidly, and is deathly afraid of polar bears.

Lee Martin is the author of four novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–finalist, The Bright Forever. He is also the author of three memoirs, most recently Such a Life, and a story collection, The Least You Need to Know. He teaches in the creative writing program at The Ohio State University.

Heather Sellers is the author of The Practice of Creative Writing, a textbook for the multigenre course, and You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, a memoir, and two collections of poetry, and a book of fiction, Georgia Under Water. She teaches in the MFA program at USF.

Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of the feminist anthology Colonize This!. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Dogwood, Gulf Coast, and Guernica. She’s an assistant professor at Miami University in Ohio.

Beth Ann Fennelly, poet laureate of Mississippi, teaches at the University of Mississippi. The winner of a Pushcart, an NEA, a Fulbright, and a USA Artist Grant, she's published three books of poems, a book of nonfiction, and a cowritten novel. Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs was published in fall 2017.


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