November 9th: The Art of Flash Fiction

We’re looking forward to YUBA LIT presents: The Art of Flash Fiction

Three Authors of Small Stories That Pack a Big Punch
+ Five Audience Flash Readers Drawn by Raffle

Thursday, November 9th, 7 p.m.
The National Hotel
211 Broad Street
Nevada City

November’s featured readers:


JENNY BITNER is a San Francisco poet turned fiction writer whose work has been published in Mississippi Review, The Sun, Fence, Corium and PANK. Her story “The Pamphleteer” was selected by Dave Eggers for Best American Nonrequired Reading and incorporated into an opera by The Paul Bailey Ensemble. Pine Press published Mother, a chapbook. She teaches fiction writing at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

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Kirkus Reviews calls ROB DAVIDSON’s new collection Spectators “a small but mighty collection of textual snapshots… Flash fiction at its best.” Davidson’s previous story collections are The Farther Shore and Field Observations. His fiction, essays and interviews have appeared in top journals including ZYZZYVA, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Indiana Review. He teaches creative writing and American literature at California State University, Chico.

Best American Short Stories contributor Peter Orner calls LAURIE ANN DOYLE’S new story collection, World Gone Missing “a gorgeous debut.” Honored with the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award, Doyle’s work has been anthologized in Road Story, the Livingston Press Fiction Anthology, and Speak and Speak Again. She teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley Extension.
$10 at the door
RSVP for reserved seating to

No-host bar. Doors open at 6:45. Reading from 7:00-9:00 with table seating in the historic Hoover’s dining room. MC Rachel Howard.

Yuba Lit is a fiscally sponsored project of Nevada County Arts. Donations to Yuba Lit are tax deductible; please email if you’d like to contribute.

Special thanks to Beth Ford Design, Tom Coleman of the National Hotel, Andrea Roach, and Chris Streng. And great thanks to the Entrekin Family Foundation for their support.

What a night of masterful writing at Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story September 14th at Nevada City’s National Hotel. We celebrated Josh Weil’s new story collection, welcomed Marilyn Abildskov to town, enjoyed the latest story from local legend Louis B. Jones–and marveled at our audacious, commanding audience flash readers! With great thanks to our readers and to everyone who attended for making Nevada City a great place of literary community. And tremendous thanks to Andrea Roach for her photography.

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Josh Weil reads from The Age of Perpetual Light.

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Louis B. Jones reads from “Ever Since the Cloverleaf.”

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Josh Weil and Marilyn Abildskov.

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Marilyn Abildskov reads a new, unpublished story.

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Louis B. Jones during the post-reading discussion.

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We enjoyed the piano playing of David Tallitsch and the National’s ambiance during intermission and while the authors signed their books.


Save the Date for The Art of Flash Fiction

Great thanks to everyone who came out to the National Hotel on September 14th for an evening of spellbinding readings by Marilyn Abildskov, Louis B. Jones, and Josh Weil. Your presence made Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story an exciting night of literary community. Special thanks to the opening audience flash readers who shared their vibrant poems and prose.

Please save the date for Yuba Lit: The Art of Flash Fiction, featuring Chico author Rob Davidson and San Francisco authors Laurie Ann Doyle and Jenny Bitner reading tiny stories that pack a big emotional punch. Thursday, November 9th, 7 p.m. at the National. $10 payable at the door; reserve your space by emailing with your name and number of guests.

Hope to see you at the National November 9th!