Saturday, January 12, 2013

Monday Night --- Flash Fiction --- Be There or Be Square

Some schedule updates .....

After the December event with Don Bachardy, several people said, ooops, they had really wanted to come, but it had just slipped off the calendar. They had wished there had been more reminders.

Ask and you shall receive, so here we are, with a reminder. We've got a full house on Monday night, but there's always room for one more. Our workshop starts at 6:30 and will focus on writing flash fiction --- what is also called micro fiction, sudden fiction, and short shorts. No previous publication experience or formal training required.

Because we are a large group, a second writer will come with me to help co-present.

Her name is Nicelle Davis, and her next book comes out this spring from Red Hen Press. This shot looks like she was one of last weekend's swing dancers, but actually comes from a Red Hen Press reading here at the Beach House this past summer.

Her most recent book has the mythological title of Circe, though it updates the Odysseus myth extensively. Here's the cover:

She and I plan to cover a lot of material, so let's hope the traffic gods are kind to all of us, so that we can start right on time. Mostly though our main thing we hope to achieve is to celebrate language and just to have fun.

A note about the following Saturday. On January 19th I'll be getting to the Marion Davies house closer to 12 rather than my usual 11, as I am interviewing somebody at "Photo/L.A." on my way down to the coast.

I hope to see you either Monday night or next Saturday. Nicelle's energy is quite a treat, so she's worth the price of admission all by herself.

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