Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Haven't You Heard? Modernformations Gallery Is Celebrating the Last Day of National Short Story Month

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Haven't You Heard? Modernformations Gallery Is Celebrating the Last Day of National Short Story Month

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Wouldn't it be funny if I wrote a long story about short stories? OK, maybe not.

So, in the spirit of tonight's event, let's keep it short and sweet.

Local author Jennifer Bannan has put together an evening of readings from eight different writers in honor of National Short Story Month, which has less than eight hours left in it.

"We just wanted to do something to celebrate the literary community in Pittsburgh because it's pretty strong," said Ms. Bannan.

"That's where I started. I wanted to celebrate [May being National Short Story Month] with other people doing it. And I noticed that there wasn't anybody doing anything. I just kind of put it together on the fly."

The gathering at ModernFormations Gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield begins at 7:30 and features Robert Isenberg, Sherrie Flick, Anjali Sachdeva and others.

"They've all been published in various places," Ms. Bannan said. "None of them are really big names. I guess you'd consider them emerging writers. …

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