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Sunday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Art of the Short Story

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Co-presented by MFA Writing at CCA

"Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams." —Neil Gaiman

Join four short fiction authors as they talk about their craft. Featuring Olga Zilberbourg, Keenan Norris, Mimi Lok, and Beth Piatote. Moderated by Peg Alford Pursell. $12 adv / $15 door

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Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell is the author of A Girl Goes Into the Forest (Dzanc 2019) and Show Her A Flower, a Bird, a Shadow, which was the Foreward Indie’s 2017 Book of the Year for Literary Fiction. Peg lives in Northern California and is the founder and director of WTAW Press and of... Read More →
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Olga Zilberbourg

Olga Zilberbourg is the author of Like Water And Other Stories (WTAW Press, 2019), and of three Russian-language story collections, the most recent published in Moscow in 2016.
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Keenan Norris

Keenan Norris’s first novel, Brother and the Dancer, was published by Heyday Books and won the 2012 James D. Houston Award. by the lemon tree, his short story collection, was published in September by Nomadic Press, and his next book, Luster (Goliad Press 2019), will be published... Read More →
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Beth Piatote

Beth Piatote is a writer and scholar. She is Nez Perce from Chief Joseph’s Band and is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She holds a PhD from Stanford University and is currently an associate professor at UC Berkeley. She lives in the Bay Area with her two... Read More →
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Mimi Lok

Mimi Lok is the author of the story collection LAST OF HER NAME (Oct 2019, Kaya Press), which has been called “a mesmerizing debut that affirms all that is great about short fiction” (Dave Eggers), “poignant” (Gish Jen), and “darkly funny” (Rachel Khong). Mimi’s writing... Read More →


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