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Launch for Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story
May 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Bindery hosts the launch for Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story, with editors Grant Faulkner,Lynn Mundell, and Beret Olsen. Please join us!
Gems, shards, bon bons, quickies … nuggets, tickles, or even pinpricks. Each 100 Word Story is its own kind of special.
Nothing Short Of presents the best of 100WordStory.org, the leader in short-short fiction and a popular go-to for great reading. In these very short stories, every word, every detail, every moment matters. And the things left out, the spaces around the stories, are just as intense.
What can a hundred words do? They can send chills, they can bring you to tears, they can take your breath away. In charged, sometimes racy encounters — from wild, messy breakups to a disgruntled clown dinner to quiet revelations over folded laundry — these 100-word stories take us to lightning moments when everything is at stake.
Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He has published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures, and his book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo, was published last fall by Chronicle Books.
Lynn Mundell is co-founder and co-editor of 100 Word Story, as well as a managing editor at a large health care organization. Her short-short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in many U.S. and U.K. literary journals, including Tin House online, Booth, Superstition Review, Portland Review, Permafrost, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, The Sun, and Five Points, as well as in anthologies including The Lobsters Run Free (Bath Flash Fiction), Short on Sugar, High on Honey (Flash International), and New Micros: Exceptionally Short Stories (W.W. Norton & Company, August 2018). Lynn earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University and is an advisory board member of the U.C. Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing.
Beret Olsen is a writer, photographer, and the photo editor for 100 Word Story. Her art, essays, and fictions have been published in a variety of places including: First Class Lit, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, and her blog, Bad Parenting 101. A longtime educator, Beret has also written grants to help low-income, first-generation college students get into, through, and beyond college.
RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Nothing Short Of, and/or any of the authors’ books, order below and put your request in the comments field.
Please note: this event will be at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.