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Sunday Salon Series reading


Sunday evening I'll be reading as part of the Sunday Salon Series, New York, with some of the finest women in America.


Sunday Salon Series-October 16, 2011, 7 pm

A special night of short fiction from some of today's most talented writers. Join us!

Kathy Fish’s stories have been published in Guernica, Indiana Review, The Denver Quarterly, Quick Fiction, and elsewhere. She guest edited Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010 and has published three collections of short fiction: TOGETHER WE CAN BURY IT (Cow Heavy Books, forthcoming 2011), WILD LIFE (Matter Press, 2011), and a chapbook in A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS: FOUR CHAPBOOKS OF SHORT SHORT FICTION BY FOUR WOMEN (Rose Metal Press, 2008)

Heather Fowler received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. She has taught composition, literature, and writing-related courses at UCSD, California State University at Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College. Her work has been published online and in print in the US, England, Australia, and India, and appeared in such venues as Night Train, storyglossia, The Barcelona Review, PANK, Surreal South, JMWW, Prick of the Spindle, Short Story America and others, as well as having been nominated for both the storySouth Million Writers Award and Sundress Publications Best of the Net. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, was recently featured at MiPOesias, The Nervous Breakdown, poeticdiversity, and The Medulla Review, and has been selected for a joint first place in the 2007 Faringdon Online Poetry Competition. Her debut story collection SUSPENDED HEART was released by Aqueous Books in December of 2010. A portion of her author's proceeds will be donated to a local battered women's charity in San Diego, CA.

Jen Michalski's first collection of fiction, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, is available from So New (2007), her second is forthcoming from Dzanc (2013), and her novella MAY-SEPTEMBER (2010) was published by Press 53 as part of the Press 53 Open Awards. She also is the editor of the anthology CITY SAGES: BALTIMORE (CityLit Press 2010), which won a 2010 "Best of Baltimore" award from Baltimore Magazine. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, and is co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings in Baltimore.

Ethel Rohan is the author of Hard to Say, PANK, 2011 and Cut Through the Bone, Dark Sky Books, 2010, the latter named a 2010 Notable Story Collection by The Story Prize. Her work has or will appear in The Good Men Project, The Chattahoochee Review, Los Angeles Review, Potomac Review and Southeast Review Online among many others. She earned her MFA in fiction from Mills College, California. Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ethel Rohan is now a resident of San Francisco, California. Visit her at ethelrohan.com.

Sunday Salon Series
jimmy's no. 43
43 East 7th Street
New York, NY