My work-from-home scheme fell on hard times and we had to move to another place, a property I’d bought as an investment, but had never planned on living in. It smelled of dogs and children. Even after we’d been there for many years, we found rawhide bones and pacifiers behind the refrigerator, under the stove, and in the basement.
So far, the favorite thing I’ve written about is the “sky farm”–a skyscraper that’s filled with crops, not people. They can grow enough in one of those things to feed 40,000 people. This one is a great gig.
Thursday, 8:00 pm. Happy Ending, at 302 Broome St., between Forsyth and Eldridge.
It’s free. Happy Ending is a great bar with an interesting history: it used to be a “massage” parlor (hence the name). They’ve kept the exterior and some of the gear intact, but otherwise, it’s a fancy place.
I’ll be reading at Old Made in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on November 11th at 441 Metropolitan Avenue, along with Catherine Foulkrod, Meghan Punschke, and Matthew Thorburn. It’s going to be a new short story I’ve finally finished.
I’ve been participating in a community blog, for the group, ASSME (American Society of Shit-Canned Media Elites). They’re at assme.org I’ve written several entries so far. The latest one I posted today.
(Le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker St. in the Village.
From the InDigest site:
InDigest 1207 Reading Series will be presented the first Wednesday of every month at (Le) Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker St. in New York. All InDigest 1207 events are completely free, and all events at (Le) Poisson Rouge will take place in LPR’s front bar and gallery. For updates on future readings sign up for our e-mail list be e-mailing email@example.com. For more information on supporting InDigest 1207 or reading at an InDigest 1207 event please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
InDigest 1207 was started to further the mission of InDigest: to create a dialogue about the arts, through the arts. By having authors speak to or read from another author who has influenced them–positively or negatively–we hope to show that the process of writing (and reading) is not done in a vacuum, but is an interactive process.
Previous Readers: Ada Limon, Peter Bognanni, Sam Osterhout, Jess Grover, Meggie Elder, Lech Harris.
I’m doing a reading on the 16th at Cornelia Street Cafe along with Thaddeus Rutkowski and Alison Summers.
From the Cornelia Street PR:
Meakin Armstrong will read his short story “Gigantic” Meakin Armstrong is a screenwriter, magazine editor, fiction editor of Guernica (guernicamag.com) and a freelance writer working on his first novel. For 2007, he received a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference work-study “waitership.” Meakin is also contributor to the book, New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg (Dist U of Chicago Press, 2007). Most recently, his work appeared in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. His work will also be featured in an upcoming book on movies.
Thaddeus Rutkowski will read his works “Smoking” and “Recovery is for Quitters”. Thaddeus Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the novels Tetched (Behler Publications) and Roughhouse (Kaya Press). Both books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award. He has been the fiction editor of the literary magazine Many Mountains Moving since 2007. He teaches fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA in Manhattan and has taught at Pace University, the Hudson Valley Writers Center and the Asian American Writers Workshop.
Alison Summers will read from her work-in-progress Predator. Alison Summers´ first play Punch me in the Stomach co-written with Deb Filler premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 1992. Since then she has written freelance journalism for newspapers including The Times in London, The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald. She has edited several novels which have won literary prizes, and is now writing her first novel.