Short Fiction at Station Gallery (or why Anne went home to practice her “when-I’m-famous” signature)

podium at Station Gallery

podium at Station Gallery*Photos and videos of the readers after the jump*

I spent my Monday night in an art gallery surrounded by booklovers. I really think more nights should be spent this way.

The launch went down at Whitby’s Station Gallery, which is a GORGEOUS space. I remember taking art classes here as a kid (when I still dreamed I might manifest artistic ability), and I DO NOT remember it being so snazzy (though I don’t think I even graduated from the finger-painting room)!

We also picked up and/or purchased print copies of the Short Fiction Renaissance Anthology (yay for seeing my words in print!). The cover art, courtesy of the talented Ingrid Ruthig, is beautiful.

After hearing seven talented writers read tantalizing snippets of their stories, I had to go home and devour the entire book.

Ha! And! I got to sign copies! Definitely felt bestseller cool. Definitely a feeling I want to repeat. Though I do need to work on my signature. I feel fantasy authors in particular should have badass signatures.

One sentiment I want to reiterate: writing communities are a blessing. Volunteers ran the contest, arranged the anthology’s print run, organized the launch. As a young writer, I can’t express my appreciation of the community support.

For those who missed this celebration of short fiction, check below for pictures, and a video of me reading the first few pages of my story, “Black as Sin.” (But you’ll have to snag a copy of the anthology to find out the ending!)

My Photos of All the Writerly Readers

Writerly Links of the Week

Tree with gears in its roots
Tree with gears in its roots

Epic Pin of the Week!
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Classic Fantasy Quote of the Week:

“Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon, or a wolf and a scarlet-clad little girl. And is not the dragon the hero of his own story? Is not the wolf simply acting as a wolf should act? Though perhaps it is a singular wolf who goes to such lengths as to dress as a grandmother to toy with its prey.”

~ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (tweet this!)

Writerly Wisdom of the Week:

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy and that hard.”                  ~ Neil Gaiman (tweet this!)

 

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Writerly Links of the Week

Calvin & Hobbes
Vikings

Epic Pin of the Week!

Classic Fantasy Quote of the Week:

“Names matter to you? They should. It is Galadan who has come, and I fear it is the end.”

~ The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay (tweet this!)

Writerly Wisdom of the Week:

“The pitfall in writing fantasy is not adding enough realism. Fantasy deals with the impossible, not the illogical. Creating a secondary world where the impossible becomes ordinary does not carry with it a license to do as one pleases. In conception, and in its deep substructures, the fantasy world must, if anything, be more carefully rationalized than the real world.”                  ~ Lloyd Alexander (tweet this!)

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