The Pen on Fire Writers Salon is pleased to present an evening of conversation about the art, craft, and business of writing fiction with Pam Houston, Stacy Bierlein, and Eric Puchner on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m. This monthly speaker series, hosted by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, features authors, literary agents, and others involved in the field of writing. The events take place in the atmospheric Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar and entail readings, literary discussions, and book signings.
Houston’s works include Cowboys Are My Weakness, Waltzing the Cat, A Little More About Me, Sight Hound, and her new novel Contents May Have Shifted (Norton, 2012). Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and have been selected for the O. Henry Award, Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century anthology. She is also the recipient of the Western States Book Award, WILLA Literary Award, and Evil Companions Literary Award.
Bierlein is the editor of the award-winning anthology A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection and coeditor of Men Undressed: Female Writers and the Male Sexual Experience. She is a founding editor of the independent press Other Voices Books and co-creator of the Morgan Street International Novel Series.
Puchner is the author of the story collection Music Through the Floor and the novel Model Home, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won a California Book Award for fiction. His work has been or will soon be featured in Glimmer Train, Tin House, Zoetrope, GQ, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Puchner is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Advance tickets are required to guarantee a seat at this event. To read more about the speakers or the Pen on Fire Writers Salon and to purchase tickets, visit www.barbarademarcobarrett.com/writerssalon.