Speed Reading

Just because flash fiction is short doesn’t mean that it's simple. “Some people think that because it's small, it must be easier,” says Nancy Stohlman, who founded the monthly F-Bomb reading series, which specializes in fiction that falls under the four-minute mark. “Actually, it's the opposite; it's like painting the Mona Lisa on a grain of rice.” The series has a different host each time, along with featured readers and an open-mic portion. Tonight’s F-Bomb Holiday Flash Fiction Reading and Book Swap, hosted by Stohlman, includes a reading from Froggy Style: A F***ed-Up Fairy Tale author J. A. Kazimer; songs by Stohlman; and open-mic participants whose names will be drawn from a stocking instead of a traditional sign-up list. A holiday book swap is also on the agenda, so folks can bring old paperbacks and trade them in for some new winter reading.

F-Bomb begins with the book swap at 6 p.m. at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, and is free and open to the public; the reading gets under way at 6:45. For more information, visit flashbombdenver.wordpress.com.
Wed., Dec. 11, 6 p.m., 2013


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