January’s Forum Featured 12 Wonderful and Unique Short Works!

Bring it on 2018!  We started the year with a great group of writers and a super supportive audience.  It’s our recipe for putting on a stellar show!

January 10th  

Authors and Works:

  1. Erin Redfern, “Gertrude Stein—an Interview”
  2. Parthenia Hicks, “Target Practice” and “Bottle Trees”
  3. Bob Dickerson, “Motel Mash”
  4. Tania Martin, “Rites of Passage”
  5. Haoning Jiang, “Ingredients”
  6. Ilze Duarte, “Loretta Has Had Enough”
  7. Navira Grace, “Debate”
  8. Ruth Littmann Ashkenazi, “A Fate Worse Than Paperwork”
  9. Kim Amundson, “Sticks and Stones”
  10. Vuong Vu, “Every Ghost Story is a Love Story” and “Mermaid”

We had an outstanding band of writer’s for October’s Forum. The audience was buzzing with praise!

Flash Fiction Forum – October 11th

Authors and Work

  1. Laurie Doyle, “Lilacs and Formaldehyde,” excerpt from World Gone Missing laurieanndoyle.com
  2. Nancy Devine, “Wingspan”
  3. Lita Kurth, “SmartHouseCars (™)”
  4. Bill Cozzini, “Little Clam,” published in Spring Mother Tongue, 2017
  5. Deborah Kennedy, “DNA Rules”
  6. Allison Landa, “Bearded Lady,” excerpt from memoir, The Bearded Lady


  1. Tarn Wilson, “How to be Popular”
  2. Michael Mohr, “The Suburbs”
  3. Gina Mulligan, “Sub Night”
  4. Liz Nguyen, “Small Miracles”

Our Smoking Hot August Show!

Authors and Works

  1. Tania Martin, “Lucrezia’s Nature”
  2. Deiana Hristov, “Witching Hour Child Ghost”
  3. Direct from Cinequest: The Invasive Species (Starring Kimy Martinez, Nicole Alexander, & Alecia Parke) 1. Pass The Salt 2. I’m A Section 8 Valley Girl, and 3. Rules Broken
  4. Mike Karpa, “Make a Muscle”
  5. Anne Hillesland, “About My Mother,” published in Prick of the Spindle, 2011, and Wigleaf Top Fifty, 2012. annhillesland.com
  6. Suzy Huerta, “Mother Tongue”
  7. Erin Redfern, “Velveteria”
  8. Julia Halprin-Jackson, “Blossom” and “Maximum Capacity”
  9. Laura Diaz, “Roots”
  10. Mighty Mike McGee, “I’m not but if I were”
  11. Kevin Sharp, “His and Hers,” chapter from novel-in-progress





Flash Fiction Forum’s Line-up for May 10th

1.      Tarn Wilson, “Big Ben,” excerpt from upcoming book
2.      Carol Park, “Sticking It Out”
3.      James M. Hessler, “Hydrangea Viewing in Tokyo”
4.      C.K. Kramer, “The Scream”
5.      Lita Kurth, “Cat Doctor”
6.      Gina Mulligan, “Sub Night”
7.      Gary Owens, “Memorial Day”
8.      Anne Sconberg, “I am Not a List-Maker”
9.      Bob Dickerson, “Brainless” and “Crazy Horse Speaks”
10.   Anshu Johri, excerpt from “Rootless Tree”
11.   Jon Sindell, “Oxygen Tank,” published in Spelk

March 8th – Our spring reading series – come and listen!

Our Tentative Line-up for March 8th:
1.     Rick Morrison, “Swagga Stupid”
2.     Susannah Carlson, “Memento Mori” http://wokentoad.com/
3.     Leslie Hoffman – “Her Name Was Genia” has been published in The Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas’ 2004 Anthology; Writer’s Bloc, a Las Vegas Valley Authors’ Showcase; and Needs of Women International’s 2014 Anthology.
4.     Deborah Kennedy, “New World” 
5.     Honor Rovai, “Ringmaster’s Assistant”
6.     Karie Stephens, “Profile”
7.     Allison Landa, “Recovered”
8.     Tania Martin, “Old Friends”
9.     Jade Bradbury, “The Limits”
10.  Michael Mohr, “Survival” www.michaelmohrwriter.com
11.  Keiko O’Leary, “Decisions of Great Pith and Moment” 
12.  Kate Geary, “Fuck Donald Trump”

A Fresh Brew of Stories for 2017!

Here’s our tentative line-up for January 11th, 7pm at Works Gallery, Downtown San Jose

1.     Leslie Hoffman, “Her Name was Genia,”published in The Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas, 2004 Anthology
2.     Ann Hillesland, “Circle, Circle,” published in Monkey Bicycle, 2013, annhillesland.com
3.     Renée M. Schell, “Depressed has two S’s” 
4.     Amy Meier, “Mourning in America”
5.     Gary Singh, “Here,” published in Literary Juicehttp://www.literaryjuice.com/poet-tree-december-2013/4581526752 
6.     Alan L. Quale, novel excerpt, Replacements: Endless War and the Men Sent to Fight It
7.     Christine Richardson, “When Father Left” and “Beginners at the Séance”
8.     Robert Pesich, “Potholes” and “Signal to Noise”
9.     Lita Kurth, “My Filipina Name”
10.  Eva Glynn Smith, “Fourteen”
11.  Erin Redfern, “Part I”
12.  Al Preciado, “Tim, I Hardly Knew You”

Join our Lit Crawl in Los Gatos – October 9th from 3-5pm


As part of the Los Gatos – Listowel Writers Festival, the Flash Fiction Forum will hit the street of Los Gatos with a Lit Crawl!

3:00pm – Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company – featuring : 

  1. Kevin Sharp – Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
  2. Victoria Johnson – Broken Dreams
  3. Lita Kurth – How to be my Revolutionary Boy
  4. Pushpa McFarlane – Bring on the Harlequins

3:30pm – Carry Nation – featuring: 

  1. Susannah Carlson – The Whale’s Bargain
  2. Bob Dickerson (and Ina on banjo) – River Bird
  3. Caesar Kent – Weekend Work Program
  4. Parthenia Hicks

4:00pm – The Black Watch – featuring:

  1. Maria Judnick – Walking the Line
  2. Caroline Bracken – Five
  3. Keiko O’Leary – The Golden Beauty of Carlina Johansen, Author of Milliner’s Dreams
  4. Anthony Francis – One Day Your Strength Will Fail 

4:30 pm – C.B. Hannegan’s – featuring:

  1. C.K. Kramer – Kendra
  2. Jade Bradbury – Blam
  3. Beth Collison
  4. Tania Martin – Brut 33
Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company – 101 W Main St, Los Gatos
Carry Nation –  8 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
The Black Watch – 141 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
C.B. Hannegan’s – 208 Bachman Ave, Los Gatos

Anne & Mark’s Art Party 2016 – Spoken Word Lounge


Don’t miss our set at the Spoken Word Lounge! We’ve selected some fabulous flash pieces to entertain you. Here’s our tentative line-up:

Featuring: Kristen Chen, Caesar Kent, Lita Kurth, Allison Landa, Liz Nguyen, Tania Martin, Kate Palacio, Jon Sindell, Voung Vu, Amanda Williamsen, and Tarn Wilson.