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PANEL: SmokeLong On The Road

Join editors and contributors of the acclaimed journal SmokeLong Quarterly for a reading and discussion of flash fiction. Singapore is the first port of call in this series celebrating flash fiction writers from around the world.

Shasta Grant is the author of the chapbook Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home (Split Lip Press). She won the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest and the 2016 SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellowship. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has received residencies from Hedgebrook and The Kerouac Project. Grant is coordinating editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. She lives in Singapore and Indianapolis.

Christopher Allen is the author of Other Household Toxins (Matter Press) and Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire). A finalist at Glimmer Train in 2011, Allen is a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, The Best Small Fictions, storySouth's Million Writers Award and others. He is presently the co-editor of SmokeLong Quarterly and was a consulting editor for The Best Small Fictions 2018.

Elaine Chiew is the editor/compiler of Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World (New Internationalist, 2015). Her writing has been anthologised numerously and have been the recipient of multiple awards and award nominations. She writes free-lance on Asian contemporary art and literature, curates for The Creative Process, has taught short fiction at Singapore’s premier School of the Arts, and maintains an art blog at

Sharmini Aphrodite was born in Borneo in 1995 and grew up between the sister cities of Singapore and Johor Bahru. Previously published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Smokelong Quarterly, she was most recently shortlisted for her art criticism in Frieze Magazine’s Art Writing Prize (2017) and her short fiction in Singapore’s Golden Point Awards (2017) and the Australian Book Review’s Jolley Short Story Prize (2018).

VENUE: BooksActually
ADDRESS: 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645

19 Oct 2018, 7pm–8pm

Earlier Event: November 23
Women In Art: Be Bold, Be You
Later Event: November 30
Ethos Books Festive Sale