Happy first day of summer! I’ve just completed the first week of the two-week flash fiction workshop and am enjoying the experience immensely! The writers who are helping me beta test it are excellent. They’re posting such inspiring work and are giving each other really insightful feedback. I am thinking of running the first “official” workshop in August, so stay tuned! I’m keeping a list of those who have expressed interest, so let me know if I should add your name.
Some new stories have been published recently in great, new zines, so I’m very excited about that.
The debut issue of The Vignette Review landed today, edited by Abigail Sheaffer, and it’s gorgeous. My piece, “River,” may be read HERE. The issue is bursting with beautiful summer themed vignettes, such as “Salt” by Camille Griep, “Time to Run” by Robert James Russell, and “Ladders Like Silk Stockings” by James Claffey, among others.
Also, I wrote a flash length creative nonfiction piece about my 5th grade music teacher for the 2nd issue of Change Seven Magazine, founded and edited by the great Sheryl Monks.
The piece is called “We Learned to Pronounce Prokofiev” and you can read it HERE. The issue also includes work by: Donna Vitucci, Susan Tepper, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Frank Morelli, Jan Parker, Val Nieman, Eric Rampson, Laurel Dowswell, Patty Somlo, Peter Haynes, Ron Hayes, Rosalyn Marhatta, Allison Grayhurst, Shuly Cawood, Howie Good, Spencer K. M. Brown, Terri Brown-Davidson, Justin Hamm, Dean Pasch, and Corey Noll.
I was thrilled to see this story reviewed at fictionfeed.net. And you may read that review here: “Education, Musical and Otherwise”.
Nancy Stohlman, who hosts Denver’s long-running F-Bomb Reading Series, is launching the first annual National Flash Fiction Festival, July 21st at the Mercury Cafe and it’s going to be HUGE! I will be reading along with the brilliant flash fiction writers, Paul Beckman, Robert Vaughan, Karen Stefano, along with all of the F-Bomb Series All-Stars. I’ll say more about this great event as it gets closer to July 21st but here is the announcement: F-Bomb National Flash Fiction Festival!
Whew! That’s all for now. Hope your summer is off to a great start!