NANO Fiction Spring Release Party

The NANO Fiction Spring Release Party features authors who know how to write short, short stories. The literary journal, founded a year ago by University of Houston English majors Kirby Johnson and Signe Cluiss, is a collection of “micro-fiction” stories, told in 300 words or less. Seems like an easy task, but as the writers can attest, it’s harder than it seems to pack characters, conflict and resolution into so few words. “When pulled off, the beefcake writer displays literary muscle,” says Cluiss. “I say this tongue in cheek, but the writer of micro-fiction must simultaneously accomplish the tasks of both poet and novelist, all in a few short paragraphs.” Today’s event includes a reading from past and present NANO writers. Afterward, test your own skills on the open mike. 7 to 10 p.m. The Mink/Backroom, 3718 Main. For information, call 713-522-9985 or visit www.themink.org/backroom. Free.
Thu., May 22, 7-10 p.m., 2008
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