One of the highlights of each 10-day residency in the Stonecoast MFA program is the “flash reading” by faculty members. Each writer gets three minutes in which to share his or her work before introducing the next writer in the queue.
During the winter residency in January 2008, Joan Connor read her short short called “High Flyer” and Alan Davis read his short short “The Vanishing.” (To hear Joan read two other stories, visit Wired for Books. For more of Alan’s work, see his Minnesota State University faculty page.) Jim Kelly shared a selection of the six-word stories published in the November 2006 issue of Wired magazine. Kelly Link read an excerpt from her short story “Light,” which appeared in the “Fantastic Women” issue of Tin House. Michael White shared an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, Beautiful Assassin. Michael already has six published books.