Tuesday, December 09, 2008


If you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area and enjoy fiction, you might be interested in a joint reading from two writers groups. We'll be reading at 2:00PM on Sunday, December 14th at Dog Eared Pages Used Books. Here is the announcement from their mailer:

cid:image003.png@01C93B6B.85705200Sunday, December 14th 2:00 pm Jerry’s Writing Group has accepted the Flash-Challenge issued by Science Fiction Fantasy Writers (SFFW) and they will all be meeting to read their Flash Challenge Holiday Stories aloud here at Dog-Eared Pages Used Books. Join us for some original, fun holiday stories.

SFFW consists mostly of published writers (two of us are SFWA members, two more SFWA-eligible) and a few unpublished writers that survived our vetting. I know nothing about Jerry's writing group except that the owners of the store are part of it.

SFFW started these flash challenges (echoing the online writers group Liberty Hall) as a way to kick-start some writing. We had enough fun with the first one that we decided to do another one, this time holiday-themed. It will probably be something we do every 6 months. Whether we continue to do open readings will likely depend on the results of this coming sunday.

The challenge is to write a story in around 1000 words. When we meet to read them, it's just for pure entertainment. Unlike our usual meetings, there is no critique involved. If you are interested in attending, the address is below.

Dog-Eared Pages Used Books

16428 N 32nd Street Suite 111

Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 283-5423


"Bringing affordable reading to our neighborhood"

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