F157. A Reading from Flash Nonfiction Funny

Room 12, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am

 

Flash Nonfiction Funny, edited by Tom Hazuka and Dinty W. Moore and published in 2018, provides a unique perspective on the flash genre: working within a 750-word limit, each of these nonfiction pieces is designed to make readers laugh. Satire, burlesque, farce, slapstick—all of it true, told in just 1–3 pages. The panelists will read their own stories from the book, as well as favorite pieces by other authors from the anthology.

Moderator:

Tom Hazuka has published the novels The Road to the Island, In the City of the Disappeared, and Last Chance for First, and edited the short story anthologies Flash Fiction; Flash Fiction Funny; Sudden Flash Youth; You Have Time for This; and A Celestial Omnibus. He teaches at Central Connecticut State University.

Wendy Brenner is the author of two books of fiction, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award and NEA Fellowship, and professor in the MFA program at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Recent work has appeared in The Best American Essays, Best American Magazine Writing, and other anthologies.

Michael Martone's newest books are Winesburg, Indiana and Memoranda. He teaches at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Sandra Gail Lambert's memoir, A Certain Loneliness, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. Her short fiction and essays can be found in The Southern Review, New Letters, and Brevity. The River's Memory is her debut novel, and she is a coeditor of the anthology Older Queer Voices.

Suzanne Strempek Shea's dozen books include This Is Paradise, about a medical clinic in Malawi. She teaches at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and is writer in residence/director of the creative writing program at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

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