Get a Grip, Private Citizens (and) The Other One! This Is Not a Confession!
This is The Alignment of Titles of four new, mind-bending books.
Their authors are coming to the stage at Sunday Salon very soon.
It is/will be a planetary collision of mega-talent.
This is not an uncommon occurrence. Still, we’re really excited about it.
Please join us. May 15th.
We’ll have lots of stardust floating around Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.
Kathy Flann’s fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South, and other publications. A short story collection entitled Get a Grip won the George Garrett Award and was released by Texas Review Press in the fall of 2015. It was named a top book of the year by Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper. A previous collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of Cumbria in England, where she created mini-courses for the BBC’s Get Writing website and served on the board of the National Association of Writers in Education. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, and Le Moulin à Nef in France. She is an associate professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.
David Olimpio grew up in Texas, but currently lives and writes in Northern New Jersey. He believes that we create ourselves through the stories we tell, and that is what he aims to do every day. Usually, you can find him driving his truck around the Garden State with his dog. He has been published in Barrelhouse, The Nervous Breakdown, Awst Press, The Austin Review, Rappahannock Review, Crate, and others. His debut nonfiction collection This Is Not a Confession (Awst Press, 2016) would love to have your eyeballs. You can find more about him at davidolimpio.com, including links to his writing and photography. He tweets every day about a broad range of important topics, from the ontological meaning of dog-poop bags to the erotic potential of red velvet cake. He would love for you to join him: @notsolinear.
Hasanthika Sirisena’s work has appeared in the The Kenyon Review, Witness, Bellevue Literary Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative and other magazines. Her short stories have been anthologized in Best New American Voices and named a distinguished story by Best American Short Stories in 2011 and 2012. She is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and received a 2008 Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award. She is currently an associate editor at West Branch literary magazine. Her debut short story collection, The Other One, won the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction and was published earlier this year.
Tony Tulathimutte’s novel Private Citizens was called “the first great millennial novel” by New York Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has written for The New York Times, VICE, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, N+1, Playboy, The Paris Review, The LA Review of Books, and others. His work has received an O. Henry Award and a Macdowell Fellowship, and recently he’s appeared as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.