On Saturday, April 5th I had the pleasure of reading with a talented group of performance artist writers at Books on the Square in Providence, Rhode Island, as we celebrated the East Coast book launch of Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Authors!
Books on the Square, a thriving independent book store, graciously turned over their shop for the reading, which quickly filled to capacity leaving standing room only.
The program alternated poetry with flash fiction, and the pieces ranged from humorous to edgy, with moments of laughter as well as silence. The caliber of writing was superb in this intimate evening of live performance.
Fellow participants included Kim Baker, Diane Dolphin, Lynnie Gobeille, Theo Greenblatt, and organizer Kathryn Kulpa.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening a resounding success!
Celebrate the East Coast release of Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Authors, an anthology from Spider Road Press! Featured readers will be myself, Theo Greenblatt and Kathryn Kulpa, special guests Kim Baker and Diane Dolphin, and Lynnie Gobeille from the Origami Poems Project.
Up, Do is “dedicated to the teachers, in and out of the classroom, who showed (Patricia Flaherty Pagen, Editor) that girls’ musings and women’s words are key ingredients in the alchemy of storytelling.”
Don’t miss what promises to be fun night of audacious and entertaining storytelling. Saturday, April 5th at 7:00, Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence, RI
My flash fiction piece, “A Matter of Time” has just been published in the anthology, UP, DO Flash Fiction by Women Authors, Edited by Patricia Flaherty Pagan and published by Spider Road Press!
The anthology contains “thirty three fierce, intriguing, very short stories by women writers,” and the richness and variety of voices within the collection, as well as the way in which the stories reflect one another, is fascinating and moving. I’m excited to be included with this talented group of authors.
I’d like to extend a special thanks to Spider Road Press for paying each of us $10 for our labor of love cobbling words, wisps of clouds and the gritty soil of our souls into something worth reading. The symbolic significance of being paid for the work one does as a writer, and especially, perhaps, as a woman, is not insignificant.
UP, DO Flash Fiction by Women Authors can be ordered from Amazon for $8.99 here. 5% of the proceeds from the book will benefit rape crisis and veterans’ charities in Texas and New England.
Keep tuned for news of a possible reading, and for the release of the ebook coming soon.