Bagels with Writers

Page Street Co-Working Space Hosted by Bay Area Book Festival San Francisco, CA

Cover of The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story by Grant Faulkner foreword by Megan GiddingsJoin The Art of Brevity author Grant Faulkner in this prologue event to the Bay Area Book Festival. More information:

About the event: 

We’ll kick things off with complimentary bagels, spreads, coffee and tea, then gather to listen to our four authors, who will each share their best fifteen minutes of writing (and publishing ) advice. Then we’ll open the floor for a half-hour Q&A with our authors.This event takes place at LitCamp’s beautiful new co-working space for writers at the corner of Page and Laguna Streets in SF. Authors include NaNoWriMo Executive Director and author Grant Faulkner, memoirist Faith Adiele, novelist and TV writer Shanthi Sekaran, and best-selling novelist Michael David Lukas. Also appearing will be LitCamp founder and author, Janis Cooke Newman.
Please bring a physical or digital copy of at least one participating author’s books for admission.

About The Art of Brevity:

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 Grant Faulkner:

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the cofounder of 100 Word Story. His work has been widely anthologized in flash-fiction collections, and he is the author of several books, including All the Comfort Sin Can ProvideFissures, and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story.