Short Story Festival

Mark your calendars for Humainologie’s inaugural Short Story Festival taking place from December 1-3! The Short Story Festival celebrates the short story, a literary form shaped by oral storytelling traditions throughout time and from communities all over the world. This year’s theme is Lost and Found.As we wrap up another challenging and, for many, devastating year, we aim to create a digital festival space that will serve as a meditative and restorative pause in the midst of so much loss, anguish, and grief. Join us as we explore all the gradients of loss and their connection to moments or journeys of discovery.

Want to submit your story for the chance to read at our storytelling event, our finale of the festival? Check out our call for submissions here.

Stay tuned for more details about our festival programming. 

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