News from New Short Fiction Alums

The New Short Fiction Series monthly showcases the fiction of West Coast writers, performed by local actors of screen & stage. The Series has in the past featured notable writers such as Aimee Bender, Tod Goldberg, and Gina Ochsner. Here’s what some recent alums have been up to:

  • storySouth‘s Most Notable Online Stories 2008 includes both Alicia Gifford (’08) for her story “Lobster Girl” in Smokelong Quarterly; and Thaila Ramanujam (’09) for her story “Life is Awesome” in Cha (which won for best new online magazine)
  • Laila Lalami (’06) is out with her first novel, Secret Son (she is previously the author of the collection Hope & Other Dangerous Pursuits), which she will be reading from at Skylight Books on Thurs May 14, 7:30
  • and Larry Fondation (twice featured) will be part of Skylight‘s “LA Noir” night Thurs May 7, 7:30

This Friday, May 8 at 8pm, the Series presents “Cake & Other Stories” by Patrick Tobin.

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