Piccolo Fiction Spotlight

Blue Bicycle Books presents:

Piccolo Fiction Spotlight

Susan Rivers, Alex Eaker, J.C. Sasser, Susan DeFreitas

Sun · May 27, 2018

5:00 pm

Free

Piccolo Fiction Spotlight
The festival's longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, Piccolo Fiction Spotlight presents local and South Carolina authors reading brief short stories. This year’s reading will be in the historic Charleston Music Hall, and, following 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 and published in the Charleston City Paper.
Susan Rivers
Susan Rivers
Susan Rivers began her career as a playwright, receiving the Julie Harris Playwriting Award and the New York Drama League Award, and working as an NEA Writer-in-Residence in San Francisco. Fiction became her focus after moving to the Carolinas in 1995. She currently lives and teaches in Upstate South Carolina. Her debut novel, The Second Mrs. Hockaday (Algonquin Books), is a finalist for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
Alex Eaker
Alex Eaker
Alex Eaker is an MFA candidate in creative writing at the College of Charleston, where he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communication. Although he was raised in Connecticut, he likes to call Charleston his home now. He's had works published in Cleaver Magazine and SmokeLong Quarterly
J.C. Sasser
J.C. Sasser
J.C. Sasser started her professional career at age 12, working as a dishwasher, waitress, and cook at a truck stop on I-16. She went on to work as a Senate page, water-polo coach, marine biologist, and 6-Sigma Black Belt, among many other jobs. The author of Gradle Bird (Koehler Books), she lives in an old barn on Edisto Island with her husband and two sons.
Susan DeFreitas
Susan DeFreitas
Susan DeFreitas is the author of the novel Hot Season (Harvard Square Editions), which won the 2017 Gold IPPY Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain West. Her creative work has appeared in dozens of publications, including the Utne Reader and Story. A first-generation American of Caribbean descent, she holds an MFA from Pacific University and splits her time between Charleston and Portland.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/