The Totally Unknown Writers Festival 2001: Stories

 

The nine stories read at the 2001 Totally Unknown Writers Festival, including: Damina Mangat’s "Inside India," about a trip to India to meet her grandfather who sees little role for women in this badly dated world;

Virginia Ashberry’s "Dinner and a Movie," a hilarious/heartbreaking account about being stood up;

Maria Mguyen’s "Precious Moments," a sad story of the persecution suffered by a Vietnamese girl in a Canadian middle school;

Adam Giles’ "Christine," a scary piece about the absurdity of unrequited love among empty suburban shopping mall parking lots;

Keith Haartman’s "You’re Doing Great," an x-rated account of one night from the disastrous northern Quebec tour of a down-and-out prog rock band:

Susan Higgin’s" Why I Hate Tang," a child’s sharply-told tale of life with an alchoholic;

Chinedu Ukabam’s "Black Boy," about a young Nigerian immigrant and the battles he fought, and won, on the playground of his New Hampshire junior high school.

 

Virginia Ashberry

"Dinner and a Movie"

 

Adam Giles

"Christine"

 

Keith Haartman

"You're Doing Great"

 

Susan Higgins

"Why I Hate Tang"

 

Renate Kellhammer

"The Last Days"

 

Damian Mangat

"Inside India"

 

Maria Nguyen

"Precious Moments"

 

David Penhale

"Stella"

 

Chinedu Ukabam

"Black Boy"

 

National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

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Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2001
Series: Life rattle new writers series 1200 5266 18
Numbers: Canadiana: C2004-901735-7 ISBN: 09688291-9-8
Classification: LC Call no.:PS8321 T685 2002 Dewey: C813/.010806
Subjects: Short stories, Canadian (English) Canadian Fiction (English)-21st century