S105. Novels-in-Stories or Story Cycles

Aspen Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Ever since Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, story cycles have been a major feature of the American literary landscape; in recent years examples by Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, Tim O' Brien, Robert Olen Butler, Jennifer Egan, and others have kept them at the forefront. Still, they are rarely taught or discussed as a distinct form. A panel of accomplished practitioners considers the advantages of this hybrid and suggests why the whole can be so much more than the sum of its parts.



Garry Craig Powell's novel-in-stories, Stoning the Devil, is set in the United Arab Emirates and has been longlisted for the Frank O' Connor Award and the Edge Hill Prize. He is an associate professor at the University of Central Arkansas.

Sybil Baker is the author of The LIfe Plan, Talismans, and Into This World. She teaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and she is on faculty at the University of Hong Kong's low residency MFA program.

Xu Xi

Clifford Garstang

Kelly Cherry


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center