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|Friday, March 10, 2023|
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Rooms 433-434, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Norton’s newest flash anthology, Flash Fiction America, features seventy-three stories, all under 1,000 words, that build around the concept of the United States in contemporary times. In a country composed of an incredibly diverse range of people, places, beliefs, and experiences, how do we understand a distinctly American quality in today’s flash fiction? Editors and contributors will read from selections and discuss themes and directions in American flash fiction.Download event outline and supplemental documents.
Chauna Craig is the author of the story collections Wings and Other Things and The Widow's Guide to Edible Mushrooms. She has edited for the Best Small Fictions series, and her flash fiction has appeared in anthologies, including Flash Fiction America.
Twitter Username: HippieCowgirl3
Sherrie Flick is the author of a novel and two story collections. She served as series editor for The Best Small Fictions 2018, is a senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, and coeditor for Flash Fiction America. She teaches in the MFA and food studies programs at Chatham University.
Twitter Username: sherrieflick
Rion Amilcar Scott is the author of story collections, The World Doesn't Require You and Insurrections, which won the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. He earned an MFA from George Mason University and teaches English at the University of Maryland.
Twitter Username: reeamilcarscott
Venita Blackburn's works have appeared in thenewyorker.com, Harper’s, The Paris Review, and others. Books include Black Jesus and Other Superheroes (2017) winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and How to Wrestle a Girl (2021), finalist for a Lamda literary prize. She is an associate professor.
Twitter Username: venitablackburn
Terese Svoboda has published 19 books of poetry, fiction, memoir, translation, and the biography Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet. This year she's publishing the novel Dog on Fire, and next year another novel, Roxy and Coco.
Twitter Username: teresesvoboda