Workshops and Interviews

Hi all,

I’ve been pretty busy of late! How about you? I just returned last Sunday from The “Truth & Beauty” poetry workshop in Millwood, Virginia. It was five days of inspiration, talent, bliss, depth, transformation. Our leaders were fearless, calm and insightful: Marie Howe, Ellen Bass and Dorianne Laux are incredible writers each, and also wonderful people, humane and supportive. Needless to say, it was a great infusion of ideas, techniques, craft discussions, and writerly support. I love poets, and poetry, and when there are forty of us gathered in one room, or place, the world feels better to me. Thanks also, to the Apple Hill gang and the Mystery small group! You know who you are.

My work is included in the Spring 2012 Wisconsin People & Ideas. An article about Flash Fiction, and four of my short fiction stories: Flash Fiction 101 |

Also, my interview with Julie Innis about her new book, Three Squares a Day with Occasional Torture (that title alone ought to give you an inkling!), up at Heavy Feather Review. Thanks Jason Teal, for the ask and host/site, Heavy Feather Review: Just in Case There Are Any Odd Little Paste-eating Girls Reading This, I’d Like to Give Them Some Small Ray of Hope: An Interview with Julie Innis | Heavy Feather Review

Gay Degani has created another Short Fiction Short Story Links in honor of Short Story Month at Flash Fiction Chronicles. My story is listed at #50 of this great summer reading list. It’s “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” and appeared at Orion headless, edited by Sara Comito: 134+ Short Story Links in Honor of Short Story Month 2012 « Flash Fiction Chronicles

My poem, a nod to Simon Perchik, “They were reaching for their mother’s breath” was published in May’s  Short, Fast and Deadly. Thanks editor, Joseph Quintela! Short, Fast, and Deadly

And, in case you missed it, May Flash Fiction Friday show, theme of “SURPRISE,” in which I read Scott McClanahan’s “The First Time I Made Diamonds.” Thanks, co-host, Stephanie Lecci.Lake Effect: Surprise! It’s Flash Fiction Friday!

Also, the Flash Fiction Fridays book is available at Amazon and selling well. Get your copy now, and thanks everyone who has supported the show and book: Flash Fiction Fridays (9781105460937): Robert Vaughan: Books

And that’s it for now! Happy Spring everyone…take a walk today. Get outdoors!


About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, Robert leads week long National writing retreats at sites like Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Synergia Ranch, and EarthRise IONS. His poems and fiction are published in over 500 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Los Angeles Weekly, Literary Orphans and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Editor-in-Chief at (b)OINK magazine and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing in Milwaukee. He is six times a Pushcart Prize Nominee and his fiction and poetry have won awards, including a Micro-Fiction runner-up (2012) and twice a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Fiction Award (2013-14). His books are: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms); RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press), and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press).
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5 Responses to Workshops and Interviews

  1. Marie Howe, Ellen Bass and Dorianne Laux! Wow. I will need details, Robert. I couldn’t agree more with your beautiful statement about poets, and poetry: “when there are forty of us gathered in one room, or place, the world feels better to me.”

  2. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the update hon! Glad you have a great time in Virginy!! So looking forward to NYC.

  3. JR Price says:

    Sounds like a great workshop, Robert! Can’t wait to see the results of your hard work.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Congratulations on all your latest endeavors! I hope to see you at the KGB in NYC this month!

  5. Theo says:

    Look at you go, sir! I admire your commitment to your craft and you are already so talented. Keep it up, RV!

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