Episode 1: Writing Flash Fiction: A Conversation with Curtis Smith

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Welcome to this first episode of The JayPod: A High Library Production in which host Josh Cohen talks with Curt Smith about flash fiction writing. Curt serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising at Etown College and as a faculty member in the English department and the First Year Seminar program. He is also a prolific novelist and short-story writer who has published thirteen books of fiction and non-fiction. This includes his most recent novel, The Magpie's Return, which made Kirkus Review's Best Indies List of 2020.

Over the course of his writing career, he's published hundreds of stories and essays which have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and in the Norton anthology New Microfictions.

You can check out a couple of Curt's flash fiction pieces, "We Were Girls Once, Dancing" and "Mercy" which he will be reading and discussing in this episode.