The Pen on Fire Writers Salon is pleased to present an evening with novelist and short story writer Ron Carlson on Tuesday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. Carlson is the award-winning author of five novels, including The Signal (Viking, 2009), Five Skies (Viking, 2007), and The Speed of Light (Harper Tempest, 2003).
Carlson’s short stories appeared originally in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, and The New Yorker and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories series, The O’Henry Prize series, The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, among others. His book on the process of writing and detailed anatomy of the short literary form, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, is taught widely in fiction writing workshops. Carlson is currently Director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine. His book of poems Room Service was published by Red Hen Press in 2012, and his new novel Return to Oakpine will be published this summer.
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. Advance tickets are required to guarantee a seat at this event, and Pen on Fire events sell out quickly.
To read more about the speaker or the Pen on Fire Writers Salon and to purchase tickets, visit www.barbarademarcobarrett.com.