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Out L.A. Way: Babe and Brides July 9, 2009

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babesIf you happen to be out NOHO way in L.A. in late July through August, check out Babes and Brides featuring supertalented friend of friend Dave Shalansky:

Asa Holley & Evan Olman Present

Babes and Brides by Eric Berlin

Directed by Marc Morales

Two One Act Plays: In the first of these one act comedies, The Line That’s Picked Up 1000 Babes And How It Can Work for You!, six people in a bar search for companionship, a one night stand or a life-long relationship.

In the second act The Midnight Moonlight Wedding Chapel, Peter and Walter are vacationing in Las Vegas. Peter gets drunk with a cocktail waitress and they decide to marry, enjoy a one night honeymoon, and divorce the next day, but marriage just isn’t that easy.

Starring in Alphabetical Order

Jennifer Flynn / Heather Fox* / Asa Holley / Julie Mann / Evan Olman / G.O. Parsons ) / Dave Shalansky

Dates
July 24 – August 29
Show Times
Friday and Saturday at 8PM
Price $15.00
Telephone
303-929-3683
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Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood: Storytelling NYC Style July 3, 2009

steigtopnavMr. Beller’s Neighborhood began publishing in the Spring of 2000 and has so far published over a thousand pieces of original writing. In 2002 it was nominated for a Webby Award in the Print and Zine category. That same year, a collection of selected pieces from the site appeared in book form,
Before and After: Stories from New York. Another anthology is in the works.

Illo by Elisha CooperThe site combines a magazine with a map. It uses the external, familiar landscape of New York City as a way of organizing the wildly internal, often unfamiliar emotional landscapes of the city dweller. Visit Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.

For a funny tale by Rick Rofihe of anderbo.com, click here.

 

Nice guys finish tops: The case of the gentlemanly editor June 23, 2009

0907galassiarticle“If you’re anything like the writers I meet at conferences and MFA programs, the word sweet probably isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of the head of a major New York publishing house. I hear a lot of other words (many of them unprintable in a wholesome writer’s magazine), but the takeaway is often the same: They are snakes in suits whose only loyalty is to the bottom line. While it’s true that such creatures exist—I could tell you stories—they are far less common than you might think.

Take the case of Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, who got where he is, in part, by being one of the most gentlemanly editors in the business.”  Read more from this Poets and Writers article …

This article found through a tip from writer Rick Rofihe of www.anderbo.com.

 

A play named Mother June 8, 2009

motherMy friend Andrew is producing a play called “Mother.” Just the title alone is intriguing enough to make it worth attending, but there’s also a special preview price. Here’s the info:

Please join us for the world premiere of MOTHER by Lisa Ebersole. Directed by Andrew Grosso and produced by Andrew Cahill; starring BUCK HENRY and HOLLAND TAYLOR Lisa Ebersole, Haskell King, David Rosenblatt. Discounted $20 preview tickets are available July 8, 9, 10, 11 @ 8pm through this link or call 212-352-0255, discount code – FBOOK. Performances continue July 13–August 1, Monday & Wednesday-Saturday @ 8pm. Tickets are $25 through this link or call 212-352-0255

 

Poetry Journal Feature: TinFish Press June 6, 2009

tinfishA non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Susan M. Schultz, Tinfish Press publishes a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific, including Hawai`i, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, California, and western Canada. The press also produces books and chapbooks of poetry and experimental prose, some of it written in Hawai`i Creole English (Pidgin). Each publication is designed by artists living in Hawai`i, under the direction of cover-girl, Gaye Chan. Tinfish uses recycled materials, including tarpaper, weather maps, proof sheets, and hamburger sleeves to cover its always un-recycled poetry and prose. For more on TinFish, click here.

 

Spinning Yarns with Crafty Storytellers June 2, 2009

yarn3Grand storytellers Jeffrey Rudell and Michaela Murphy will be telling crafty tales this Thursday, June 4, at The Lion Brand Studio in NYC @ 6:00.  This show will also feature first time storytellers who submitted their stories to the Lion Brand blog and it promises to be a fun evening.  Hope that you can all make it (the new studio is worth a visit all on its own.) Both of these folks are tremendously talented and entertaining and all around great people. Here is the link for reservations:http://www.lionbrandyarnstudio.com/lionStudioBlog/?p=1018
Please pass this invite on to anyone who likes a great yarn.

 

Three Candles Press 2009 First Book Award contest May 28, 2009

typewriter2Three Candles Press is pleased to announce the third Three Candles Press First Book Award for a best first book of poems. The contest will be judged by Alexander Long, whose books include Light Here, Light There; Vigil and A Condition of the Spirit.

Award: Winner receives $500.00 and 25 copies of the winning book. Deadline Oct. 15th (post-mark date). The winner will be notified at the end of December. Runners up and two alternates will be posted on the website by January 15th, 2010. The book will be available through Small Press Distribution, online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and at fine booksellers in America and Europe. The winner will receive a standard royalty contract.  For more info, go here.