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National Book Critics Circle at AWP, Seattle, Amy Tan, Ben Fountain

Jane Ciabattari, Eric Banks, National Book Critics Circle awards ceremony

Patt Smith, Jane Ciabattari, John Reed, National Book Critics Circle awards ceremony

Jennifer Egan on stage National Book Critics Circle reading, AWP Chicago. Front row: Bonnie Jo Campbell, Jane Smiley, Jane Ciabattari, Darin Strauss, Isabel Wilkerson, Denise Low-Weso

[Flash Fiction Collective] cofounders Grant Faulkner, Jane Ciabattari, Meg Pokrass, with guest reader Thaisa Frank

Jane Ciabattari serves as vice president/​online of the National Book Critics Circle [www.bookcritics.org], in charge of the Critical Mass blog and social networking. She served as NBCC president from 2008 to 2011. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto and a co-founder of the [Flash Fiction Collective] reading series. She serves on the advisory board of The Story Prize. She is a member (and past president) of the Women's Media Group, and a member of the Authors Guild, PEN and The Century Association.