Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Piccolo Fiction — Sat., June 1, 5 pm

Sat., June 1, 5 pm, Piccolo Fiction presented by Blue Bicycle Books. Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King Street. Free and open to the public. 843-722-2666.

The festival’s longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, Piccolo Fiction presents local and South Carolina authors reading brief short stories. This year’s reading will be in the courtyard beside the bookstore, 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.

Featured authors:

Jennifer Hope Choi is the recipient of the Carson McCullers Center’s Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship, the BuzzFeed Emerging Writer Fellowship, and a 2019 Pushcart Prize Special Mention. Her writing has appeared in Best American Travel Writing 2018, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, The American Scholar, Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, BuzzFeed Reader, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is the eat & drink editor for Charleston magazine, and is currently working on a memoir.

Tupelo Hassman‘s debut novel, Girlchild, was the recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, the Portland Review, Imaginary Oklahoma, and Zyzzyva, among others. Tupelo’s second novel, gods with a little g, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Jonathan Rabb is the author of the novels Among the Living (Townsend Fiction Prize Finalist), The Second Son, Shadow and Light, Rosa (Winner of the Dashiell Hammett Prize for fiction), The Book of Q and The Overseer. He has published short fiction and non-fiction in a number of magazines and journals, including The Oxford American, The Strand, Opera News and the Journal for Interdisciplinary History. He has taught at NYU, Columbia and currently at SCAD.

Emma Stough will graduate from College of Charleston with an MFA in Creative Writing in May 2019. She is a Midwestern fiction writer who enjoys speculative fiction, photography, and Italian food. She has work forthcoming in Third Coast.

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