Peter J. Stavros is an author and playwright in Louisville, Kentucky. His work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers and magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post and The Boston Globe Magazine. His collection of short stories, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Etchings Press, 2020), won the Etchings Press 2020 Book Prize for a Chapbook of Prose. Peter’s plays have been produced across the country, garnering Audience Choice accolades at various festivals. He earned a BA in English from Duke University, where he received the Newman Ivey White Award for Fiction, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University. More can be found at www.peterjstavros.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram @PeterJStavros.
(Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village
Meet the residents of Birchmont Village, a close-knit community of quirky characters and eccentrics. Based upon his lighthearted short stories that first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Peter J. Stavros, with this collection of vignettes, chronicles a year in the lives of these townsfolk as they are faced with one perceived catastrophe and calamity after the other. (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village shows us that despite our differences, and disagreements, and petty annoyances, we can still find common ground to contribute to the greater good – and that we never outgrow the simple delight of s'mores prepared over the warmth of a glowing fire pit.
Three in the Morning and You Don't Smoke Anymore2020
Awards and Recognition
- Winner of the Etchings Press 2020 Book Prize for a Chapbook of Prose