(It sounds great. I wish I could go.)
A BEA Event: Please Join Brigid Hughes and A Public Space, along with
Charles D'Ambrosio, Kelly Link, John Freeman, and Rick Simonson for a
Conversation about the Short Story
We're currently witnessing a renaissance in short story writing. But
selling short story collections (to agents, publishers, booksellers,
and eventually to customers) remains a challenge on many levels.
Please join A Public Space for a discussion about the short story
from three perspectives: the writer—Charles D’Ambrosio and Kelly Link—
the critic - John Freeman - and the bookseller - Rick Simonson. With the
help of committed editors, publishers, critics, and literary
journals, short fiction collections have the chance to become more
than just the novel's weaker sibling.
Embracing the Short Story Collection
Friday, May 19th, 2:30 - 3:30PM, Room 202B
Charles D’Ambrosio - author of The Dead Fish Museum
Kelly Link - author of Magic for Beginners
John Freeman - President of the National Book Critics Circle
Rick Simonson - Bookseller, Elliott Bay Book Company
Moderated by Brigid Hughes - Editor, A Public Space
A PublIc Space
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.