Archive for June, 2009

On the fly

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Very cool – the writers from my winter online class have put together a great collection of their best “quick writes”–fiction and creative non-fiction stories written in eight minutes or less.

You can get a copy of On the Fly from Lulu.

Tonight & tomorrow

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Don’t forget – Portland Queer reading TONIGHT 6/23 at In Other Words in NE Portland. Tomorrow night 6/24 at Bluestocking on the lower east side NYC. Both at 7 pm!

Thanks, Yolanda

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I got yummy mail art!

Weird Monologues for a Rainy Life

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Yay! Student o’ mine and all-around creative genius Lorette C. Luzajic has a new book out from Handymaiden Editions…

Weird Monologues for a Rainy Life is a collection of art manifestos, book reviews, short stories, blogs, pop culture essays and a surprising number of requiems.

You’ll meet monks, drug addicts, men in dresses, and Dad; Captain Stardust and Nancy Drew, a cat named Knerpie and a chap named The John Bennett. Her Royal Highness Diana makes an appearance, as does The Hermit, Scarlett O’Hara, Sayuri the geisha, and me!

Lorette says, “The whole idea of this book was to combine a range of my stories, blogs, musings, reviews, and so on, from all over the map, in a way that spanned my wild mood swings, the ups and downs, the embarrassing and the brilliant… That I often feel vulnerable, naked, over-revealed kept me from writing for too long- there’s always an element of self-censorship and it just doesn’t get to the heart. The minute I stopped fearing this exposure was the moment I started to grow as a writer. Symbolically, this is me naked, messy, crazy, everybody’s sister.”

Check it out here!

Upcoming Portland Queer & Portland Noir events…

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

We had an amazing reading at Broadway Books June 8 & another at Reading Frenzy June 16… Read all about the Broadway Books one here.

And come to all the upcoming dates in Portland, Oregon & New York, New York

In Other Words – NE Portland – Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Featuring: sts, Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Jacqueline Raphael, J.T. Neel, Megan Kruse, & me

PORTLAND NOIR event - June 18 at Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 S.E. 13th Ave. in Sellwood – 7 p.m. – featuring Ariel Gore, Kevin Sampsell, Floyd Skloot & Megan Kruse…

Bluestockings – New York, lower east side – Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m.
Featuring: Christa Orth, Gabrielle Rivera, David Ciminello & Stevie Anntonym

Powell’s City of Books on Burnside – Downtown Portland – Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring: Lois Leveen, Wayne Gregory, Dexter Flowers, Donal Mosher, & me

Q Literati! – Q Center – N Portland – Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Featuring: Nicole Vaicunas, Jacob Anderson-Minshall, David Oates, Lois Leveen