Tag Archives: By Meakin Armstrong

New in Noo Journal: “Baby Love”

I have a super-short fiction piece in the current issue of Noo Journal.

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.

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Reading: Happy Ending, Feb. 11th

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.

Here’s the info on the reading:

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Reading: Tandem Readings, January 17th

Looks like I’m taking part in Tandem Readings’ monthly reading series at CELL THEATRE on the 17th.

It’ll be with some great people: Irina Reyn, I introduced at a PEN World Voices event that Guernica sponsored a while back, and damn, she’s good.

Jonathan Miles a friend (just last night) was telling me is amazing. supposedly, his book is hilarious. And I’ve heard good things about Jonathan Tel, too.

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ASSME: a site I’ve been writing for


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.

It’s a long piece I wrote that I could have just summed up with this song.

(Song makes me think of this Chesterton line, ““Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.” I’m wicked enough to prefer mercy.)

An Imaginary South: Advance Publicity for the Museyon book

So says the blog entry:

The American South is deeply tied-up in mythology. While onscreen it’s immortalized in classics like Gone With The Wind — a film shot in California and starring a British actress — the real South is as complex as the wide variety of films that have tried to capture it. Join Meakin Armstrong as he travels the South from Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, through South Carolina, Mississippi and North Carolina. End up in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the setting for two vastly different interpretations of the South, Steel Magnolias and John Wayne’s The Horse Soldiers.

The book I contributed to, Museyon: Film + Travel will be out shortly.

InDigest / (Le) Poisson Rouge: Febuary 4th Reading

I’ll be reading with Erica Wright at (Le) Poisson Rouge, the great new venue located inside the old Village Vanguard. It’s for the magazine, InDigest. More info HERE and HERE

Details:
02.04.09

(Le) Poisson Rouge

New York, NY
6pm doors | 7pm reading
Free
(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 indigest.newsletter@gmail.com. For more information on supporting InDigest 1207 or reading at an InDigest 1207 event please e-mail indigestmag@gmail.com.

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.

Cornelia Street Cafe: Reading Tomorrow, December 16th

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.

Cover $7 (includes one house drink)