Short Story America comes to downtown Beaufort next month

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The 2018 Short Story America Festival and Conference is scheduled for the weekend of September 28-30 in downtown Beaufort. This fifth celebration of short fiction will feature top presenting authors like John Engell (San Francisco), Niles Reddick (University of Memphis), Marjorie Brody (San Antonio, Texas), Gregg Cusick (Durham, N.C.), Nancy Allen (Dallas), James Goertel (Rochester, N.Y.), Ray Morrison (Winston-Salem, N.C.), and Beaufort-based author and editor Tim Johnston. Numerous other short-story authors in the Short Story America series will also give readings and book signings, and the weekend will also mark the launch of Volume Six of the Short Story America anthology series of short stories by today’s authors. 

The weekend will begin with a catered reception for authors and readers on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the historic Lewis Reeve Sams House at 601 Bay Street. The conference will continue all day Saturday at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft downtown, with presentations on the subject of short fiction by visiting authors, readings by authors, and book signings by visiting and local writers. On Sunday, readings and discussions will continue. If you are an avid reader, or a new, emerging, or established writer, you will love this weekend celebration of the great original American literary art form – the short story. Passes to the entire weekend are just $45. Visit to purchase your pass, which will be waiting for you at the event. 

Short Story America’s lead sponsor, The Beaufort Inn, has been a strong supporter of the literary arts since the inception of Short Story America in 2010.

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