Photos and videos from the January 24 reading

January 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

For those of you who made it to Monday night’s reading, thank you. You were a gracious audience and made our great cast of readers feel welcome and worthy.

Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark reads "How Fiction Helps."

Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert reads her poetry.

Colin O'Day

Colin O'Day reads "A Man Out in the Sticks."

Andra Hibbert

Andra Hibbert reads her short fiction and her essay, "Beyond the Ribcage."

For those who didn’t get to make it, worry not. All the videos can now be seen on Youtube. For a full list of all the readings, see our videos page.

Once again, thanks to Jonathan Clark, Elisa Gabbert, Andra Hibbert, and Colin O’Day (and to Randolph Pfaff for his photography skills). They made a bitterly cold evening feel like a picnic in July.

Next Literary Firsts reading: Monday, January 24

December 15th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

This creepy image brought to you by Halston/Pfaff

Please join us for the first reading of 2011–Monday, January 24 at 8pm!

Our featured readers will be Jonathan Clark, Elisa Gabbert, Andra Hibbert, and Colin O’Day.

As always, the reading will be at the Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge), free of charge, and open to all ages.

Information on all the readers can be found on the main page.

Jonathan Clark

December 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Jonathan Clark is a ransom note.

Jonathan Clark is a fiction writer and storyteller who lives in Jamaica Plain. Additionally, he is a freelance writer for the Weekly Dig.

Jonathan is the essayist for the January 24 reading.

Elisa Gabbert

December 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Elisa Gabbert is a fine romance.

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds, LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Pleiades, Salt Hill, and Sentence, among other journals, and her nonfiction has appeared in Mantis, Open Letters Monthly, and The Monkey & The Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. She currently lives in Boston, works at a software startup, and blogs at The French Exit.

Elisa is the poet for the January 24 reading.

Andra Hibbert

December 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Andra Hibbert is a terrific terror.

Andra Hibbert is a queer writer pursuing an MFA in fiction at UMass Boston. She grew up in northern Vermont and attended Williams College. Before focusing on understanding people (mainly herself) through telling stories she tried to understand them through analyzing demographic data. She prefers words, but misses right answers. She has worked as an editor for Breakwater Review and Concrete. If Marilynne Robinson, Neko Case, and Michael Ondaatje could have a storytelling baby, she would like to be that baby.

Andra is the confessional writer for the January 24 reading.

Colin O’Day

December 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Colin O'Day is the mint on your pillow.

When he was in kindergarten, Colin O’Day told people he would be a writer when he grew up, and by all accounts, he may grow up soon. He has been featured in the bands James the Viking and sadbastardgoespop as bass player and guitarist and vocalist, respectively. He has lived in Maine and on the South Shore. He currently lives in the North End and attends UMass Boston where he studies music and English. His current life goal is to become Gil Grissom from CSI. And a published novelist.

Colin is the fiction writer for the January 24 reading.

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