A new flyer and a new year

March 9th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Our anniversary is fast approaching. Next month, Aforementioned Productions will be six years old and Literary Firsts will start its second year by featuring Ethan Gilsdorf, Carissa Halston, April Ranger, and Emily Sweeney.

To kick off the celebration, here are a couple of little girls reading by disco light.

Join us, won’t you?

The official date for April

February 21st, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

So happy to announce that the April date has been confirmed. We’ll be celebrating the one year anniversary of Literary Firsts on Monday, April 18.

Please join us when Emily Sweeney will be our essayist, April Ranger will be our poet, Carissa Halston will be hosting and reading fiction, and Ethan Gilsdorf will be our confessional reader.

It’s going to be a swell evening and we’re going to buy out the Middlesex Lounge’s stock of chocolate chip cookies. Just wait and see.

The very first Literary Firsts

April 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Literary Firsts, April 2010

Literary Firsts, April 2010, designed by Randolph Pfaff

Carissa Halston

April 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


Carissa Halston is your host.


Carissa Halston‘s novel, A Girl Named Charlie Lester, was called “emotionally generous” and “a lovely piece of female confessional” by Kirkus Reviews. She was honorably mentioned in the 2008 New York Book Festival and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Last September, she performed in the US and Canada for her one-woman storytelling tour, Portraiture.

Carissa is the confessional writer for the April 19 reading.

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