Photos and videos from the April 18 reading

April 20th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Heaps of gratitude should be thrown toward our wonderfully talented readers and audience members from Monday night’s reading. What a wonderful way to celebrate the first anniversary of Literary Firsts. If you weren’t able to make it to the reading, you can now watch the videos and pretend you were there. If anyone asks, you loved the free cookies (unless you didn’t–that’s okay too).

Carissa Halston reads from The Mere Weight of Words

April Ranger reads her poetry.

Emily Sweeney reads her essay.

Ethan Gilsdorf reads "Astral Projection, the Silver Cord, and Other Lessons."

Many, many thanks once again to Ethan, Carissa, Emily, and April for reading, to Randolph Pfaff who always captures the events through photography and video, and to the Middlesex who always provide a great venue.

Ethan Gilsdorf

March 15th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Ethan Gilsdorf (photo credit: Wendy Harrington)

Ethan Gilsdorf is a slice of π.

Ethan Gilsdorf is the Somerville, Massachusetts-based author of the award-winning travel memoir/pop culture investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, now in paperback. He also publishes travel, arts, and pop culture stories regularly in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and other magazines and newspapers worldwide. He is a film and book critic for The Boston Globe, his blog “Geek Pride” is seen regularly on, he teaches creative writing at Emerson College and Grub Street, and he has been guest on talk radio and spoken at numerous conventions, book festivals and universities. You can follow his adventures (and read more about his book) here.

Ethan is the confessional writer for the April 18 reading.

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.

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