12th International Conference on the Short Story in English

From June 27 – June 30th I will be a guest writer at the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English:  SHORT STORY TRADITIONS: BRIDGES TO MODERNITY AND BEYOND. This conference will be held in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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On Thursday 28th of June I’ll be reading one of my short stories as well as participating in a roundtable on flash fiction: FLASH FICTION: THE LITTLE STORY THAT COULD. The moderator is Sylvia Petter from the University of Vienna and the others on the roundtable will be Robert Olen Butler, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Tania Hershman.

There are a number of other talks and workshops, and the guest author line-up includes Clark Blaise, Bharati Mukherjee, Alexander MacLeod, Molly McCloskey, Katherine Vaz and Alistair MacLeod amongst many others so I hope to see you there!

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About Sandra Jensen

I am a writer. I live with my partner, David Crean and my foundling cat, Rónán. I have over 40 short story and flash fiction publications, including in: World Literature Today, The Irish Times, Descant, AGNI, The Fiddlehead and others. My work has received a number of awards including the 2012 bosque Fiction Competition and the 2011 J.G. Farrell award for best novel-in-progress.. I have been awarded Professional Writer’s Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Arts Council of Ireland and Arts Council England. The novel I am working on, Ten Virtuous Acts, is a literary adventure set in Sri Lanka during the civil war. I administer the In Memory of Vučko and AWABosnia websites, raising awareness and funds to stop animal suffering in Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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