Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Location: SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College
Date: March 31, 2018
Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AT ROLLINS COLLEGE PRESENT JOHN DUFRESNE
Writer’s Block Bookstore and the Department of English at Rollins College are honored to present author, teacher, and playwright John DuFresne on Saturday, March 31st in the SunTrust Auditorium at noon. DuFresne will be discussing his newest work, FLASH!: Writing the Very Short Story, and invites attendees to participate in an interactive flash fiction exercise. This event is free and open to the public.
About the book: FLASH! a zippy, fun writer’s reference and well-annotated anthology of today’s best flash fiction. Author, professor, and playwright John DuFresne speaks to readers in a conversational tone rich with both humor and encouragement, crafting an accessible road map for new and experienced writers alike in his latest literary how-to. FLASH! is chock-full of exercises engineered to counteract writer’s block, and features writing prompts in the form of illustrations, photographs, and charts as well as text. In short, FLASH! is a writer’s guide. It’s also a blast.
For a review of the book on LITHUB, see https://lithub.com/on-the-very-contemporary-art-of-flash-fiction/ Here is an excerpt:
“The market for flash fiction is extensive and it’s growing. A Google search for flash fiction markets nets 719,000 hits in .55 seconds. Duotrope lists 4,700 publications looking for flash fiction, and a few of those outlets publish 365 stories a year. Your chances of finding a home for your short-short story are considerably better than they are for your novel. What better way to break into the world of publishing, to get your name out there, to earn the endorsement of editors, to introduce your beloved characters to an appreciable number of readers? If your dream is to write a novel, consider that flash fiction might be your first small step. I learned to write novels by writing short stories and learned to write short stories by writing very short stories before they had a snappy name.”
About the author: John Dufresne is the author of ten previous books, including two New York Times Notable Books of the Year: Louisiana Power & Light andLove Warps the Mind a Little, as well as two fiction writing guides. He is professor in the MFA program at Florida International University and lives in Dania Beach.
About Writer's Block Bookstore: We are Central Florida’s only full-service, independent community bookstore, located just one block east of Park Avenue in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your favorites, New York Times bestsellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.