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An article I wrote is up on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood

I love Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood; I think it’s one of the best on the Web, maybe because it’s so focused: it’s concerned with true stories that take place in New York City.

How Mr. Beller describes my piece:

“From Kobe, Japan to New York City (and Back Again)
As the young son of the American Consul-General to Japan’s industrial center, Meakin Armstrong endured anti-Vietnam War “Yankee, Go home!” protests, a best friend who hanged himself, and a sad lack of Frosted Flakes, for which Fruit Loops is no substitute. Growing up American in Japan must have seemed strange, but not as strange as coming home to encounter his own country for the first time, only to find out that he, like the Japanese, find the gaijin a little bit odious.”

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 blah blah. This is strictly unofficial. Unsanctioned. We’re reading together as friends.

It’ll take place in Brooklyn.

Pacific Standard
8:30 pm Feb 1, 2008

Find it here

Readers (more or less and given in no particular order)

Aaron Balkan
Avery Slater
Shane Oshetski
Greg Wrenn
Matt Siegel
Dave MacLean
Julia Kudravetz
Lindsay Bernal
Emily Perez
Jenny Hill
Jennifer de Leon
Meakin Armstrong

We’ll have to somehow start a bonfire.

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 blah blah. This is strictly unofficial. Unsanctioned. We’re reading together as friends.

It’ll take place in Brooklyn.

Pacific Standard
8:30 pm Feb 1, 2008

Find it here

Readers (more or less and given in no particular order)

Aaron Balkan
Avery Slater
Shane Oshetski
Greg Wrenn
Matt Siegel
Dave MacLean
Julia Kudravetz
Lindsay Bernal
Emily Perez
Jenny Hill
Jennifer de Leon
Meakin Armstrong

We’ll have to somehow start a bonfire.