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Jim Breslin

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Jim Breslin is a writer and former TV producer who worked at QVC for seventeen years. His first novel, SHOPLANDIA, which draws back the curtain on the working lives of show hosts, producers and crew at a home shopping network, came out in May, 2014. His debut collection, Elephant: Short Stories and Flash Fiction, was published in 2011. Jim's fiction has been published in Turk's Head Review, The Molotov Cocktail, Think Journal and Metazen. Jim's first published pieces were even shorter, his tweets were included in the book, The World According to Twitter, which was edited by NYT columnist David Pogue. Jim is the founder of the West Chester Story Slam and the Delco Story Slam.



He lives in West Chester, PA.

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donna-talaricoDonna Talarico is a writer, an editor, and the founder/publisher of HippoCampus Magazine, an online journal dedicated to “memorable creative non-fiction.” This summer, she has been working on the first ever HippoCamp, a three day writers’ conference in Lancaster, PA. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. I first met Donna at Lancaster Story Slam, where she occasionally te...

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