Piccolo Fiction Spotlight

Presented by Blue Bicycle Books:

Piccolo Fiction Spotlight

Sat · June 3, 2017

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

Free

Piccolo Fiction Spotlight
The festival's longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, Piccolo Fiction Spotlight invites three local authors to present brief short stories. This year’s reading will again be held in the historic Charleston Music Hall, and, following recent tradition, each story will begin with the words "I ducked into the alley..."

Since 2000, Piccolo Fiction has featured dozens of S.C. writers, with stories broadcast by S.C. Public Radio’s 'Your Day,' and published in the Charleston City Paper.

This year's writers:
Julia Elliott
Julia Elliott
Julia Elliott is the author of the story collection The Wilds, chosen by Kirkus as one of the Best Books of 2014 and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, was published by Tin House books in October 2015. She lives in Columbia.
Benjamin Brandenburg
Benjamin Brandenburg is a former Columbia University graduate student and current bookstore clerk living in Charleston. His stories are sometimes published online, most recently at Hobart and Monkeybicycle.
Cinelle Barnes
Cinelle Barnes writes memoirs and personal essays on trauma, growing up in Manila, Philippines, and being a mother and immigrant in America. In 2014, she was nominated for the AWP Journal Intro Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She has an MFA from Converse College and teaches writing workshops throughout the year, including Poses and Prose, a yoga + writing workshop. Her debut memoir, Monsoon Mansion, will be released by Little A publishing in Spring 2018.
Aaron Wood
Born in Raleigh, N.C., Aaron Wood and his wife moved to Charleston in 2013 to escape the winters of Appalachia. His fiction has been published in Charleston City Paper. A sous chef for a local caterer, when he's not working on a collection of short stories, he spends time with his wife and dog or fishing the local waters.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/