9th Ave: Grant Faulkner with Melanie Abrams

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 7:00pm

Cover of The Art of Brevity by Grant Faulkner. The cover is white with a paragraph of text--short, translucent sentences--in the center of the cover, with the words THE ART OF BREVITY bolded sporadically across the cover.
Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm PT when Grant Faulkner celebrates his latest book, The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story, with Melanie Abrams at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online at the link below
https://youtube.com/live/jv73p15X2qk?feature=share

Praise for The Art of Brevity
"Absolutely essential reading on the power and craft of very short stories. Worth it for the brilliant analysis of narrative and poetics, worth it for Faulkner's playfulness and obvious joy on the page, worth it for the string of fascinating quotations at the end. A generous book, packed full, it is bound to be a classic."--Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War

"What a what wonderful book for writers and readers of short stories! Part craft, part meditation on form, it's entirely delightful, practical, and will leave any reader with a deeper appreciation of flash fiction."--Amber Sparks, author of And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges

"In this manic world of noise and delirium, our ability to comprehend reality bends toward chaos. In brief cracks of lucidity, we scramble, hungry to purchase happiness or at least consciousness. This text is a mighty testament to the zeitgeist, an important recognition of flash as art, and a needle into our self-awareness, reflection, and clarity."--Venita Blackburn, author of How to Wrestle a Girl: Stories

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.

About Melanie Abrams
Melanie Abrams 
is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark. She is an editor and photographer who currently teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, writer Vikram Chandra, and their daughters.

The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story By Grant Faulkner, Megan Giddings (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Grant Faulkner, Megan Giddings (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826364739
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2023

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.


The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life Through the Science and Magic of Cannabis By Melanie Abrams, Larry Smith Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781728273181
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Sourcebooks - January 10th, 2023

A sophisticated and humorous cannabis book to enhance your life and promote self-care through the science and magic of weed.


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