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Short, Shorter, Shortest Fiction at Odd Mondays

Short stories are back in vogue now. Collections are being published by large, medium, and small publishers alike. Short stories also come in large, medium, and small--from 20,000 words to flash fiction of a few hundred. Monday, July 15, three excellent short story authors read from their newest collections, 7pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in San Francisco.

Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up, which won the 2018 Believer Book Award. Bullwinkel’s writing has been published in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMB, Vice, NOON, and Guernica and has been translated into Italian and Greek. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney's. She lives in San Francisco.

Barb Johnson worked as a carpenter in New Orleans for more than twenty years before she began writing. She is the author of the award-winning short story collection, More of This World or Maybe Another. Her work has also appeared in such magazines as Guernica, The Southern Review, Baltimore Review, and Oxford American, as well as in a number of anthologies, including Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Jobs They Quit, and The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. She won the Glimmer Train and Washington Square Review fiction competitions. Barb lives in New Orleans.

Jon Sindell wrote the story collections The Roadkill Collection and Family Happiness and is working on a major project to be announced soon. His humor has appeared dozens of times in humor zines and before curious barnyard animals. He's also a full-time personal humanities tutor, the curator of the long-established reading series Rolling Writers, and used to practice law, with a civil-rights emphasis. He's married with kids and lives in San Francisco. jonsindell.com