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Wednesday, October 14 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Good Things in Small Packages: Writing Short Stories

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This event is now available to watch on our YouTube page, along with the rest of our 2020 festival programming.

Co-presented by The Ruby and Left Margin Lit

The best short stories evoke a whole world in a small space. But how do they get written? Join Litquake Out Loud as we hear five writers (and readers) of short stories discuss their different approaches to writing the form. They'll discuss their own methods, philosophies, and techniques behind telling stories with economy and heart. A supplementary "syllabus" of participant stories, and their favorite stories, will be included. With Yalitza Ferreras, Rachel Khong, Mimi Lok, Shruti Swamy, and C Pam Zhang. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

Registration is required for Zoom access. Spots are limited.
Event will also be livecasted on Facebook Live.

Buy the authors' books at Litquake's bookstore here --
https://bookshop.org/shop/litquake

Speakers
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Yalitza Ferreras

Yalitza Ferreras is a recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University and winner of the 2020 Bellevue Literary Review Fiction Prize. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories, Kenyon Review, Aster(ix), The Southern Review... Read More →
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Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong is a writer living in San Francisco. Her first novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, won the 2017 California Book Award for First Fiction, and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for First Fiction. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor then executive editor of Lucky... Read More →
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Mimi Lok

Mimi Lok is the author of the story collection Last Of Her Name, published October 2019 by Kaya Press. She is the winner of the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize for debut short story collection, a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, and an Ylvisaker Award for Fiction, and a 2020 finalist... Read More →
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Shruti Swamy

Shruti Swamy is the author of A House Is a Body. The winner of two O. Henry Awards, her work has appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman fiction fellow, a 2017 – 2018 Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and a recipient... Read More →
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C Pam Zhang

C Pam Zhang is the author of the novel HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD, a national bestseller that is being translated into eight languages. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Cut, McSweeney's Quarterly, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. She was born in Beijing... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Virtual!