Monday, November 1, 2010

Reading: Hint Fiction in Pasadena on Wednesday

via Daniel Olivas's Monday post on la bloga:

A new anthology from W. W. Norton, Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, edited by Robert Swartwood.

From the publisher:
The stories in this collection run the gamut from playful to tragic, conservative to experimental, but they all have one thing in common: they are no more than 25 words long. Robert Swartwood was inspired by Ernest Hemingway's possibly apocryphal six-word story—"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn"—to foster the writing of these incredibly short-short stories. He termed them "hint fiction" because the few chosen words suggest a larger, more complex chain of events. Spare and evocative, these stories prove that a brilliantly honed narrative can be as startling and powerful as a story of traditional length. The 125 gemlike stories in this collection come from such best-selling and award-winning authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Ha Jin, Peter Straub, and James Frey, as well as emerging writers.

This week in Pasadena: a reading from Hint Fiction featuring: Jenn Alandy, Jeremy D. Brooks, Daniel Olivas, Gay Degani, Robin Rozanski, A. J. Slye, and editor Robert Swartwood.

WHERE: Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
WHEN: Wednesday, November 3
TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Check out the write up from The New Yorker - click here.

And check out the book too!

Yes, some readers may recognize the name Jenn Alandy from our Orange County workshop and the Community of Writers - that's the same writer. Congratulations, Jenn!


1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I just saw this . . . thank you Lisa! I am going to remember that night at Vroman's for the rest of my life. Thank you for your support through the years, it has always meant so much to me.

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