Archive for September, 2012

I have not read a story I’ve loved as much as I love Colleen Morrissey’s “Shapeway” from Monkeybicycle 9. I’ve read it several times. I’ve taken it to bed with me. I’ve smiled at it again and again and again. It’s so perfect, I can hardly talk about it. I may ruin it. It’s about […]


In preparation for Brooklyn Book Fest, Brooklyn Magazine’s got their Essential Guide to Brooklyn Literarture in 2012 online. They celebrate Brooklyn as a literary mecca with these articles on authors, lit mags, MFA programs, reading and book-selling surveys, but they also have a dissenting editorial “Why I Hate Brooklyn Lit: A Dissent,” which is always […]


I hear Tony Danza’s gonna be there. I can’t wait. Here are the details for this year’s BBF: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 10am-6pmBrooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENTS SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2012 2012 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL: A RECORD 280+ AUTHORS, MORE THAN 104 PANELS CONFIRMED FOR […]


Susan Kirschbaum’s telling her story about self-publishing her novel Who Town. Part 1 is up today at Electric Literature. After checking it out, I think it’s a must-read for anyone looking to publish a novel today. The former editor of Grove Atlantic tells her to self-publish. I think that’s pretty telling as to the state […]


I’ve been tapped to read at the upcoming, post-Brooklyn Book Fest Sackett Street reading at BookCourt. I’m absolutely thrilled. Here are the details from the SSWW FB page and they are thrilled, too: Thrilled about the line-up for our next Sackett Street Writers’ Reading Series at BookCourt! Monday, 9/24 7pm. Free words, wine and books! Featuring: […]


Summer’s not over, yet. We’ve got a huge show on Saturday, September 15, 7:30 pm, at The Spot at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. We’ll be joined by Coffin Daggers and Tarantinos, plus Twin Guns. 302 Beach 87th Street. Come catch us and drink some Kona beer from Hawaii.