2022 Publications: Three new short stories are out in the world.

“The Sea at Catterline,” celebrating Scottish artist Joan Eardley, is up at Prime Number Magazine:

“Dark Passage,” inspired by American artist Lee Krasner, appears in The Woven Tale Press: (page 29)

“Still Life” is live at Fjords Review:


New Seminar

Flash Fiction Inspired by Art

Flash fiction is a short work of fiction. Its highly compressed form offers a strong sense of place and mood. Flash may be poetic, and it often has a vivid story line with an element of surprise at the end. In this workshop, we will write three short works inspired by paintings. Prompts will be provided. In a supportive environment, writers and artists will be encouraged to be bold and to seize the playfulness of this form.

[Coming soon to a museum.]

Past Events

Arlington Book Festival

Arlington Book Festival is a day-long event featuring local authors and their work, panel discussions on writing and publishing, and a keynote.

Panel: New Forms: Creative Explorations in Short Fiction, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Telling good stories in different modes.

Moderator: Raman Prasad.

Panelists: Pam Wolfson, A. David Lewis & Brett Milano

November 2016

The Spirit of Play in Short Fiction

Tim Horvath, Ron MacLean & Pam Wolfson

Short fiction is a world unto itself. These three authors share a sense of play as they take risks with objects that come to life, characters that challenge us, and narratives that twist in unexpected ways. In their stories, the unexpected teases us. Chaos may nip at order. And the imagination may tilt and spin to show us how humans make deep connections.

Come enjoy an afternoon reading and a lively discussion about how play manifests itself in short fiction. We may even engage in a high-spirited writing activity.

HyperText Bookstore in Lowell, MA

April 2016