Fall for the Book’s

Pop-Up Lit Nights

A night of fun, literature, and community, all at Fairfax’s fingertips! Pop-Up Lit Nights occur the last Thursday of the month, from January – March at Old Town Hall @ 7pm.  Full 2020 lineup is coming soon.

January 30:

Join three authors for an evening of off-the-cuff writing. Writers will be given one line with which to start a story and one with which to end it. In a mad dash, they will compose their pieces which the audience will vote on to be the winner.


  • Laura Ellen Scott, is the author of four novels, including books one and two of the New Royal Mysteries, set in the fictional college/prison town of New Royal, Ohio. She is currently writing the third book in the series, Blue Billy. Scott is also a creative writing professor at George Mason University.
  • Nik Korpon, is the author of Wear Your Home Like a Scar, Queen of the Struggle, and The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, among others. He lives in Baltimore.
  • Shawn Cosby, is an Anthony award winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines His story “Slant-Six” was selected as a Distinguished Story in Best American MysteryStories for 2016. His short story “The Grass Beneath My Feet” won the Anthony award for best short story in 2019. His first mystery novel MY DARKEST PRAYER was published in January by Intrigue Publishing.  His next novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND will be published by FLATIRON BOOKS July 14,2020.

Join in the fun by emailing your sentence suggestions to: kate@fallforthebook.org

Laura Ellen Scott
Nik Korpon
Shawn Cosby

As they work, take a chance on writing some of your very own Six-Word Stories for the chance to win a prize!

Lots of food and drink, so bring your friends.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public thanks to Fall for the Book & City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts. Free Parking is available. Refreshments will be provided

February 27: Love Story

March 26: Editors’ Speed Dating