The lineup for November’s “Small Towns USA” salon is a great one and we feel like we are adding a comet to the Big Dipper! Our very first Writing Fellow, Abby Sher, will be making a guest appearance to present the $1000 award to our newest Fellow, Anjali Vaidya, who will be flying in from San Diego to accept and to read her winning story, “The Storyteller,” which you can preview here, on the beautiful Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine website. 

Since winning our Fellowship in 2010, Abby Sher has moved mountains. She is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and more. She is also the author of All the Ways the World Can End, Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying, and Kissing Snowflakes. One of her essays has recently been optioned by Amazon for the television series, Modern Love. Abby has written and performed for The Second City, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, HBO and NPR. She is a co-producer of the Chucklepatch Comedy Show and she lives in New Jersey with her ridiculously awesome family.
Hang out with her on her website: or in person from 7-9pm on Tuesday, November 12th at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon. Click here to RSVP.