F239. What the Heck Does Innovative Fiction Actually Mean?: Authors Cut Through the Jargon

Scott James Bookfair Stage, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Innovative fiction is fast becoming a literary buzzword. It's often a placeholder term for experimental or avant-garde, but what does it really mean? It's time for a down-to-earth chat that eschews all the labels and jargon. In this panel, presented by The Conium Review , several authors cut through the marketing ploys and hype for a candid talk on the strange, weird, and new in contemporary fiction.



James R. Gapinski is managing editor of the Conium Review. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, and he teaches writing at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. His fiction has recently appeared in theNewerYork, NANO Fiction, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and elsewhere.

Ashley Farmer is the author of the short fiction collection Beside Myself and two forthcoming poetry collections: The Women and The Farmacist. A former editor for Atomica, Salt Hill, and other publications, she currently coedits Juked.

Lindsay Hunter is the author of the novel Ugly Girls, which the Huffington Post called "a story that hits a note that’s been missing from the chorus of existing feminist literature." She is also the author of the flash fiction story collections Don't Kiss Me and Daddy's.

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of fifteen novels, five collections, and more than two hundred short stories. More forthcoming.

Carmiel Banasky


February 7–10, 2024
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