Orange County to host reading of Flash Fiction for adults with memory loss

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (March 5, 2018) — The Orange County Department on Aging and Anchala Studios, LLC, invite the public to attend a live reading of fiction short stories geared toward adults with memory loss and their loved ones.

Book cover Flash FictionThis event is in conjunction with the release of a new anthology of flash fiction called The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory. Each story is 500-750 words, selected for readers with memory loss as well as their families, friends and caregivers.

The anthology was inspired by co-editor Anne Anthony’s mother, who, she says, “had a life-long love of reading, but who experienced memory loss as she aged and struggled with reading longer stories.”

The book’s co-editor Cathleen O’Connor says, “We are thrilled to offer adults with memory loss a way to recapture the magical experience of getting lost in a good story.”

To celebrate National Reading Month in March, this event brings several authors to read their own writing from the collection.

The reading will take place at the Seymour Center on Saturday, March 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. The Seymour Center is located at 2551 Homestead Road, in Chapel Hill.

There is no charge to attend; however, registration is required by Saturday, March 17.

For information or to register, please call 919-968-2070.