Category Archives: Writing Samples

Babes from Outer Space

I was talking to a friend the other day about the stupidest piece of hackery I’ve ever done. And I’ve written some really stupid pieces. But this one beats them all by far, I think. Maxim paid me well–this particular … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, New Clips, Writing, Writing Samples | 2 Comments

InDigest fiction

The fine folks at Indigestmag.com have put up a short story of mine, The Missing Years. It’s from a novel I’ve been working on. The story is an early draft. It’s so good to read something from the novel. At … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Fiction, Short Story by Meakin Armstrong, Writing, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

“Desires” A Reading at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Last night’s reading at Happy Ending was great, but it’s on to a new one this coming Tuesday: DESIRES: A READING AT The Cornelia Street Café Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00 PM 29 Cornelia Street 212-989-9319 It’s a great little place … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Fiction, New Clips, Public Reading, Short Story by Meakin Armstrong, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I’ll be in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood on the 14th

I’ve been asked to participate in a reading tomorrow, the 14th. It’s for the Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Reading series, at the Happy Ending Lounge on 302 Broome Street, at the intersection of Broome Street and Forsyth Streets. Before going into … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, New Clips, Public Reading, Writing, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Reposting: 2007 Bread Loaf waiters are doing a reading

It’s called the “Orphan Reading” because, well, it’s a long story. Anyway, many of the 2007 work-study scholars, writers who received a “waitership” from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, are having a reading during AWP, the big writers’ conference, convention, and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Fiction, Public Reading, Writing, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Post-Loaf

Other than the exceptions I’ve noted before, I’d wondered why former waiters never wrote down the details on the Bread Loaf experience. I now know: it’s because it’s all a blur. A beautiful blur. Like traveling on a very fast … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Fiction, Public Reading, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Avail soon: “New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg”

A book I contributed to, New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg, edited by Marshall Berman and Brian Berger, will be available shortly. Published by Reaktionbooks and distributed by The University of Chicago Press. PR from the Reaktionbooks site: Acclaimed … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Writing, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The background blah-blah

I’m a writer. But: I’ve erased everything that was here because I found it so appalling. I’ve never kept a diary (on a regular basis, that is) for the same reason. I have had just about all I can take … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Copywriting, Editing, Fiction, Fiction Editor, Guernica, New Clips, Public Reading, Short Story by Meakin Armstrong, Writing, Writing Samples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment