Awp Panel: Flash Worldwide: A New Anthology, Flash Fiction International, From W.W. Norton

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Flash Fiction International says
AWP panel
Room 211 A&B, Level 2
Friday, April 10, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Mark your AWP calendar for Friday, April 10th, 1:30 - 2:45, Minneapolis Convention Center! This will be a unique gathering of flash fiction writers and teachers from around the world!


Flash is an international phenomenon. What can it offer US writers, from the standpoint of their own writing, or their teaching of writing and literature? The panel’s writers discuss strategies, styles, and topics in world flash. What are the opportunities and rewards in translating flash, and for journals in publishing it? What does research reveal about the form of flash, in this new anthology? The director of the University of Iowa International Writing Program moderates.

Christopher Merrill has published many books of poetry, translations, and nonfiction, most recently, The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War. A co-editor of Flash Fiction International, he directs the international writing program at the University of Iowa.

Shabnam Nadiya grew up in Jahangirnagar, a small college campus in Bangladesh. She has an MFA from and is the 2013-14 Schulze Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she is currently working on a collection of linked stories called Pariah Dog and Others.

Josephine Rowe is an Australian writer of flash fiction, larger stories, poetry, and essays. Her collections include How a Moth Becomes a Boat and Tarcutta Wake; her stories have appeared in Meanjin, The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, and McSweeney’s. She is a 2014–16 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Randa Jarrar is the Palestinian-American author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Five Chapters, Guernica, the Oxford American, the New York Times Magazine, the Utne Reader, and Salon. She is assistant professor at Fresno State University.

Robert Shapard has co-edited eight anthologies of very short fiction, including Sudden Fiction Latino and the forthcoming Flash Fiction International. His stories have appeared in literary magazines and his flash chapbook, Motel and Other Stories, won a national competition.
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