Book Launch: Grant Faulkner, The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story

Feb 16 2023 - 7:00pm

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 7pm 
FREE TO ATTEND. No registration required.
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Please join us at Pegasus Downtown on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm when we welcome Grant Faulkner in celebration of the release of his new book, The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story. Grant is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the co-founder of 100 Word Story, and an Executive Producer of the upcoming TV show, America's Next Great Author

Faulkner will be interviewed by his 100 Word Story co-founder, Lynn Mundell. Bring your notebook because in addition to discussing and reading from The Art of Brevity, Grant will lead attendees through a writing exercise from the book. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

With increased compression, every word, every sentence matters more. A writer must learn how to form narratives around caesuras and crevices instead of strings of connections, to move a story through the symbolic weight of images, to master the power of suggestion.

With elegant prose, deep readings of other writers, and scaffolded writing exercises, The Art of Brevity takes the reader on a lyrical exploration of compact storytelling, guiding readers to heighten their awareness of not only what appears on the page but also what doesn't.

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS:

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the co-founder of 100 Word Story, and an Executive Producer of the upcoming TV show, America's Next Great Author

His book The Art of Brevity will be published in February 2023. He's also published Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative MojoBrave the Page, a teen writing guide; All the Comfort Sin Can Provide; and Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersLitHubWriter’s Digest, and The Writer

Find Grant online on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Listen to his podcast Write-minded and subscribe to his newsletter Intimations: A Writer's Discourse.

Lynn Mundell’s writing has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Booth, Five Points, and elsewhere, including the W.W. Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. Her piece from Tin House earned first place in the 2019 Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction and her flash fiction has been recognized in the annual Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions lists. Lynn is co-founder of 100 Word Story and co-editor of its anthology Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story (Outpost19). Her chapbook Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us was published by the University of South Carolina in 2022.

 

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The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story By Grant Faulkner, Megan Giddings (Foreword by) Cover Image
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$19.95
ISBN: 9780826364739
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2023