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Inland Empire (In-Person): Reading from Tiki Man & Character Development
November 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Thomas Atkinson
Reading from Tiki Man & Character Development
Thomas M. Atkinson is an author and playwright. His new novel, TIKI MAN, came out in October from Regal House Publishing as part of their Sour Mash Southern Literature series. His most recent story, “Kentucky Unicorn,” received a 2022 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Fiction and was a Top 10 Finalist for the 2022 Prime Number Award for Short Fiction. His work has appeared in The Sun, December, Southern Indiana Review, North American Review, Tampa Review, Doubleback Review, Madison Review, Fifth Wednesday, Indiana Review and others. “Grimace in the Burnt Black Hills,” which originally appeared in The Sun, received two Pushcart nominations, and was selected for New Stories from the Midwest 2016. “Grace in the Embers,” won December’s 2016 Curt Johnson Award in Fiction and received an O. Henry nomination. Other stories have been included in anthologies in the UK and Ireland. Strobe Life is his first novel. His fiction and drama have received numerous awards, including six Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, an Ohio Arts Council/Fine Arts Work Center Collaborative Writing Residency, and his short play, Dancing Turtle, won the 38th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival.