March 11th, 2013 § § permalink
AWP was a frenzied rush of visitors and last-minute plans–weather-related and otherwise.
But at least it ended with a bang. On Saturday night, we convened at Middlesex Lounge for a reading worth celebrating.
The photos are below. The videos can be seen here.
This was one of my favorite readings ever, Literary Firsts or otherwise. As you’ll see from the videos, the readers brought an arsenal.
Thanks to them. And thanks to you, lovely listeners.
James Tadd Adcox
Adrian Todd Zuniga
See you next month for the 3-year anniversary reading!
March 9th, 2013 § § permalink
Finally, the AWP reading is tonight! Be there at 5:30pm for the literary force that is James Tadd Adcox, Sam Cha, John Cotter, Melissa Febos, Elisa Gabbert, Robert Kloss, Vanessa Veselka, and Adrian Todd Zuniga!
And, while you’re here, check out the Phoenix interview with founder and host, Carissa Halston.
January 27th, 2013 § § permalink
Elisa Gabbert is a reckoning force.
Elisa Gabbert is the author of The Self Unstable (forthcoming from Black Ocean in 2013) and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). Her poems, prose, and collaborations have recently appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, The Collagist, Court Green, Lemon Hound, Sentence, and other journals. She lives in Denver and blogs at http://thefrenchexit.blogspot.com.
Elisa is part of the March 9 AWP reading.
January 26th, 2013 § § permalink
For those of you who were at Literary Firsts on Monday night, you probably remember that I ended the evening by mentioning our next event. I said it would be special (on a Saturday!), and twice as long (eight readers!), and it would feature the following writers, each of whom are suffused with literary know-how:
James Tadd Adcox
Adrian Todd Zuniga
Those things are all still true and now even better because we have a promotional image!
So please join us on Saturday, March 9 at 5:30pm at Middlesex Lounge. This reading will involve the return of former LF readers Elisa Gabbert and John Cotter (with John as confessional reader!). This reading will bring together collaborators James Tadd Adcox and Robert Kloss. This reading will showcase the work of writers both near and far, some so far away from Boston that it would be silly to ask them to travel such a distance. To sum up: this reading will result in nothing short of elation.
January 30th, 2011 § § 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 reads "How Fiction Helps."
Elisa Gabbert reads her poetry.
Colin O'Day reads "A Man Out in the Sticks."
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.
December 15th, 2010 § § 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.
December 14th, 2010 § § 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.