I actually don’t know which of two pieces I’ll be reading–“Chili Dog” or “Make A Muscle.” Suggestions encouraged. The reading starts at 1PM as part of NaNoWriMo festivities at the San Mateo Public Library in downtown San Mateo.
The Castro Coop is at it again, repurposing works of fiction in search of alternate facts. Join us on October 20, 2018.
Look who’s on board for Flash Fiction Forum October 10th! Pretty great company to be in…
OCTOBER 10, LINEUP
1. Tania Martin, “Apollo and Aphrodite Cut the Line”
2. Kimy Martinez, “Before I Met My Mom”
3. Ann Harleman “History for the First Time”
4. Al Preciado, “The Insistence of Memory”
5. Donnelle C. McGee, “Hey You” from forthcoming book
6. Deborah Kennedy, “Natural Revenge”
7. Mike Karpa, “Chili Dog,”
8. Carol Park, “Round the Table”
9. Nancy Devine, “In the Beginning, There Was Risk”
10. Allison Landa, “Gravedigger”
11. Claire Hawkins, “Percy Jones”
I get to join my friends at Flash Fiction Forum again, 7-9PM, October 10, at Works/San José, art and performance center, 365 Market St in SJ, which has no connection to the Wuchang uprising of 1911, but I can’t help noting is on Double Ten Day. I haven’t head who else is reading yet, but I’m reading a new piece, “Chili Dog”.
The short memoir piece I thought was coming out in October is in fact already live. Once you click the “Read Story” button, there are a number of stories that scroll left to right, including this blast from the past (just past Tisha Marie Reichle’s “Happy Hour”):
An ancient bit of memoir, first draft written an ungodly 25 years ago, will come out in Chaleur magazine this October. “Mouth Full of Plaster” is about those first sparks you feel when the possibility of romance appears, but at least as much about the relationship between a mother and daughter, the good friends who set up this bit of matchmaking.
The September issue of Chaleur looks pretty spiffy and features a selection of photos. Snow melt in a parking lot, they say, but at first (and second and third) glance the photos look more like a winter tour of Nevada, round about Eureka or Austin. http://www.chaleurmagazine.com
I recently got the good news that “Make A Muscle” will in fact appear in the #MemoirMonday newsletter co-curated by Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, Longreads, Granta, The Rumpus and Guernica. Waiting with bated breath…to read the other memoir selections!
The wonderfully rewarding magazine Tin House of Portland and New York has graciously accepted my short memoir piece (is there such a thing as flash memoir?) “Make A Muscle” for publication in their online version. You can read it here: Make A Muscle
Tin House is also nominating it for inclusion in #MemoirMondays, a newsletter that Narratively puts together with Granta, Longreads, Catapult, Guernica, and the Rumpus that lists all the best new memoir writing coming out each week from around the web. Fingers crossed on that.
On August 23, 2017, I venture into new territories–memoir and reading Spanish aloud in public–in familiar territory–my lovely friends at Flash Fiction Forum in San Jose. With many talented and entertaining readers, it’s always a fun night.
Castro Coop’s literary relay race-a reimagining of Bradbury called Farenheit 415–made the Litquake 2017 sizzle reel. So watch it and sizzle. I am reader No. 9 at the Fellow Barber reading.