Story Reading: KISSING FISH, by Kristen Andersen

Performed by Allison Kampf

Kissing Fish is about an intense connection with nature, one’s
mother, and deep feelings of love, joy, and confidence. It is based-on
a dream memory of mine and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did
dreaming it!

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT Story Reading: Forward Blue, Backward Red, by Allison Pyburn

Performed by Allison Kampf

Spirituality/Memoir

Am I the bodhi or the tree. Both. At Once the cidis fall I am still. I am.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT STORY Reading: Kicking Watermelons, by Danail Hristov

Performed by Allison Kampf

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT STORY Reading: An Afternoon Of Words, by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

Performed by Allison Kampf

Non-Fiction Novel

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT STORY Reading: Iceberg!, by Colin F Reynolds

Performed by Allison Kampf

TYPE OF STORY: Science Fiction

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT STORY Reading: This World, by Ai Jiang

Performed by Allison Kampf

Type of Story: Dystopian

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT STORY Reading: WHO IS SHE?, by Camille Sanghera

Performed by Allison Kampf

Based on true events, this story is part of a larger narrative about love, friendship, and crime.

In the short, 400-word version, you get a glimpse into the mind of the main character, Marley, as she composes herself in the bathroom of a club while her unassuming husband waits for her outside.

2019 Winning Novel & Short Stories (Watch)

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors.

18 Short Stories

Short Story Reading: The Woman In The Room, by Christina Hamlett
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-the-woman-in-the-room-by-christina-hamlett/

Short Story Reading: Tower, by Devin Klos
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-tower-by-devin-klos/

Short Story Reading: The House Of Affliction, by Fadrian Bartley
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-the-house-of-affliction-by-fadrian-bartley/

Short Story Reading: Swamped, by Lionel Walfish
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-swamped-by-lionel-walfish/

Short Story Reading: Cupid and Psyche,by Nikki Broadwell
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-cupid-and-psycheby-nikki-broadwell/

Short Story Reading: No Good Deed Goes Unshoveled, by Herb Schultz
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-no-good-deed-goes-unshoveled-by-herb-schultz/

Short Story Reading: Saved By The Skin, by M.Maureen Skahan
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-saved-by-the-skin-by-m-maureen-skahan/

Short Story Reading: Maddie’s Spider Lily, by D.K. Christi
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/17/short-story-reading-maddies-spider-lily-by-d-k-christi/

Short Story Reading: I Was There, by Keith Brandon
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/17/short-story-reading-i-was-there-by-keith-brandon/

Short Story Reading: Don’t Worry Be Happy at Dunn’s River Falls, by D. K. Christi
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/17/short-story-reading-dont-worry-be-happy-at-dunns-river-falls-by-d-k-christi/

Short Story Reading: Jiminy Cricket Has Jumped The Wicket, by Maureen Kellar-Kirby
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/11/02/short-story-reading-jiminy-cricket-has-jumped-the-wicket-by-maureen-kellar-kirby/

Short Story Reading: The Cow of the Mad Man, by Danail Hristov
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/10/26/short-story-reading-the-cow-of-the-mad-man-by-danail-hristov/

Short Story Reading: The Black Hole, by Sam Ornstein
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/09/12/short-story-reading-the-black-hole-by-sam-ornstein/

1pg. SHORT STORY Reading: Mon Ami, by Juan Zamora
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/08/26/1pg-short-story-reading-mon-ami-by-juan-zamora/

1pg. SHORT STORY Reading: The Boy, by Curtis Cameron
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/08/26/1pg-short-story-reading-the-boy-by-curtis-cameron/

Watch Short Story Movie: Knock Knock by Mary Barr
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/16/watch-short-story-movie-knock-knock-by-mary-barr/

Short Story Reading: An Ill Wind by Lionel Walfish
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/short-story-reading-an-ill-wind-by-lionel-walfish/

Short Story Reading: What He Does by Bill Jermyn
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/short-story-reading-what-he-does-by-bill-jermyn/
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15 Novels

Novel Transcript Reading: The Disney Dilemma: to thaw or not to thaw?, by Wayne Edmiston
https:/novelwritingfestival.com/2019/11/02/novel-transcript-reading-the-disney-dilemma-to-thaw-or-not-to-thaw-by-wayne-edmiston/

Novel Excerpt: GO BACK JACK, by Maureen Kellar-Kirby
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/11/02/novel-excerpt-go-back-jack-by-maureen-kellar-kirby/

Novel Transcript Reading: Another Way to Die (Sam Leroy Book 4), by Philip Cox
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/10/03/novel-transcript-reading-another-way-to-die-sam-leroy-book-4-by-philip-cox/

Novel MOVIE: CANDLEJACK! Book One Cardinal of Fate, by Jeffrey Anthony Campos
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/09/23/novel-movie-candlejack-book-one-cardinal-of-fate-by-jeffrey-anthony-campos/

NOVEL Transcript Reading: RHINO IN THE ROOM, by Jill Hedgecock
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/08/26/novel-transcript-reading-rhino-in-the-room-by-jill-hedgecock/

NOVEL MOVIE: Passing Loop, by Chynna Laird
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/06/03/novel-movie-passing-loop-by-chynna-laird/

NOVEL Transcript Reading: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE, by Linda Palmer
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/04/15/novel-transcript-reading-somewhere-in-the-middle-by-linda-palmer/

NOVEL MOVIE: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett: Epic the First, by Aaron Dennis
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/04/13/novel-movie-the-adventures-of-larson-and-garrett-epic-the-first-by-aaron-dennis/

NOVEL Transcript Reading of In Bad Company, by Ke Sol
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/03/11/novel-transcript-reading-of-in-bad-company-by-ke-sol/

NOVEL Transcript Reading of The Alice 65, by Kyle Michel Sullivan
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/03/11/novel-transcript-reading-of-the-alice-65-by-kyle-michel-sullivan/

Novel Transcript Reading of The Menopause Murders by Mary Maloney & Ed Markel
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/02/07/novel-transcript-reading-of-the-menopause-murders-by-mary-maloney-ed-markel/

Novel Transcript Reading of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett by Aaron Dennis
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/02/07/novel-transcript-reading-of-the-adventures-of-larson-and-garrett-by-aaron-dennis/

Novel Transcript Reading of Lucy in Her Secret Wood by Christina M. Pages
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/novel-transcript-reading-of-lucy-in-her-secret-wood-by-christina-m-pages/

Novel Transcript Reading of My Lady Zane by Steven M. Sullivan

https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/novel-transcript-reading-of-my-lady-zane-by-steven-m-sullivan/

Novel Transcript Reading of Omie 17 by G. Michael Smith
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/novel-transcript-reading-of-omie-17-by-g-michael-smith/