Photos and videos from the January 23 reading

January 27th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I was so thrilled to have another tremendous group of writers for Literary Firsts on Monday. In the immortal words of J.F. Lynch, “If you weren’t there, if you didn’t see it, you missed out.”

However, through the magic of video and the internet, now you can pretend you were there when Michael Hoerman, Terri Trespicio, Matthew Salesses, and Liam Day kicked off 2012 with a bang.

First, the still images:

Michael Hoerman reads his poetry.

Terri Trespicio reads her essay, "Unhitched but Not Unhappy"

Matthew Salesses reads excerpts from "The Last Repatriate"

Liam Day reads his confessional essay.

And now, the moving pictures.

See you in April!


January 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I am so excited for tonight’s reading, despite the threat of rain.

Meet me there and we’ll wring each other out. We’ll huddle together in the warmth of fine literature.

Middlesex Lounge. 7pm. The first Literary Firsts of 2012.

A preview of Terri Trespicio’s essay

January 20th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Literary Firsts is in three days!

If you need some more incentive (besides four uber-talented readers), check out this excerpt from Terri Trespicio’s essay. Stop by the Middlesex on Monday night to hear the rest.

Less than four weeks

December 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Start the year off right.

Liam Day

December 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Liam Day is a flaming shot of absinthe.

Liam Day was born and raised in Boston. After graduating from college he spent a year playing professional basketball in Northern Ireland. Upon returning to the States, he began teaching and pursuing a Master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English, from which he graduated in 2004. His poems have appeared in New Beginnings and online at Slow Trains, apt, and U.m.Ph. In 2006, he was a finalist in the Black River Chapbook Competition. Liam currently lives in Boston with his wife. He is the Director of the Boston Area Health Education Center.

Liam is the confessional writer for the January 23 reading.

Michael Hoerman

December 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Michael Hoerman is an innocent fugitive.

Michael Hoerman is an innocent fugitive.

Michael Hoerman has produced cultural happenings in Missouri, Massachusetts and Texas since 1991. Project highlights include folklife celebrations, oral histories, writing and performance workshops, interdisciplinary and interregional productions, and poetry festivals. He was a contributor to the highly-rated Wikipedia articles on Frank Stanford and The Ozarks where he was involved in the early days of poetry slam. In 2012 three of Michael’s poems will be published in a new anthology from Lavender Ink in New Orleans. Michael is the founding director of The Temp Series Project developing community-based art and literature initiatives in Massachusetts.

Michael is the poet for the January 23 reading.

Matthew Salesses

December 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Matthew Salesses is a disco ball under black light. (photo credit: Stephanie Mitchell)

Matthew Salesses is the author of a novella, The Last Repatriate (Nouvella Books), and two chapbooks, Our Island of Epidemics (PANK) and We Will Take What We Can Get (Publishing Genius), both free online. His short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Witness, American Short Fiction, Pleiades, The Literary Review, and others. He writes a column and edits fiction for the Good Men Project. He is a new father, not counting cats.

Matthew is the fiction writer for the January 23 reading.

Terri Trespicio

December 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Terri Trespicio is a concentric contraction.

Terri Trespicio is a writer, editor, essayist, poet, sometime-fiction-writer, and former senior editor at Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine. She also formerly hosted the daily radio show called “Whole Living,” that ran for three years on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius XM 110. A regular contributor to local and national media, Terri has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, TBS Movie & a Makeover, Fox News, and is a regular guest on The Martha Stewart Show.

A graduate of Boston College, Terri earned her MFA at Emerson, where she also taught undergrad and graduate level courses in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, and considers Boston her second home, having lived in the area for almost 20 years. Currently, she’s a freelance writer/editor and creative consultant to businesses looking to grow their lifestyle brands. Her work has appeared locally in Boston Common magazine and she’s proud to be the cover story of this month’s Boston magazine on adults who live single by choice. She lives in Manhattan.

Terri is the essayist for the January 23 reading.

The first reading of 2012

December 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Thanks, as always, to Randolph for classing up this operation via his design prowess.

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