Videos and photos from the July 15 reading

July 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

I love making puns about the summer Literary Firsts reading:  it’s sultry, steamy, scorching–hot. On Monday night, we were actually very warm as the air conditioner at Middlesex Lounge had broken. But the Middlesex crew took care of us, as always. I cannot sing praises high enough for the staff and management at our venue. They’re the best.

Speaking of the best, the readers were so very on. I’m so grateful to them for bringing such stellar work and for being gracious despite the swelter! If you were there, you can confirm that room was alive, but just in case you weren’t there, photos are below and links to the videos follow thereafter. (Many thanks to Randolph Pfaff for taking the photos and for letting me hijack your YouTube account while I get mine straightened out.)

JoeAnn Hart reads flash fiction.

Daniel Evans Pritchard reads some poems.

Daniel Evans Pritchard reads poetry.

Daniel Nester reads some essays.

Daniel Nester reads a few essays.

Tony McMillen reads his confessional tale.

Tony McMillen reads his confessional tale.

Click each name to watch JoeAnn’sDaniel Evans Pritchard’s, Daniel Nester’s, and Tony’s readings.

Can’t wait to see you in October, Boston!


July 15th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Bostonians, Cantabrigians, Somervillains, one and all:

Tonight, JoeAnn Hart will read, Daniel Nester will read, Daniel Evans Pritchard will read, and Tony McMillen will also (bravely) read.

Do not miss this.

Middlesex Lounge. 7pm. Me. You. Them.

Be there.

July 15 line-up

June 7th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


I am so excited about July’s LF reading—JoeAnn Hart as our fiction writer, Daniel Nester as our essayist, Daniel Evans Pritchard as our poet, and Tony McMillen as our confessional writer! See the posts below for more information about each reader.

And see the promotional image above for the date and time (image courtesy of your host, Carissa, and her partner in crime, Randolph).

See you on July 15!

JoeAnn Hart

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JoeAnn Hart is an honest ultimatum.

JoeAnn Hart is the author of the novels Float and Addled, works of fiction with a social conscience. Her short fiction, essays, articles, and poetry have been widely published, most recently or pending in Harpur Palate, Proto, Fifth Wednesday, Brain, Child Magazine, Design New England, and the Boston Globe Magazine. She lives by the sea in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

JoeAnn is the fiction writer for the July 15 reading.

Tony McMillen

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me and ron

Tony McMillen is bundle of cumulonimbus.

Tony McMillen is a writer and novelist living in Boston, Massachusetts. He writes the column “Touch The Wonder” for DigBoston, as well as contributes regularly to ManArchy Magazine and the UK website Hecklerspray. His debut novel, Nefarious Twit, will be coming out sometime this year. If you want to party with him find him on Facebook. If you are David Lee Roth time displaced from 1984, don’t worry, he’ll find you.

Tony is the confessional writer for the July 15 reading.

Daniel Nester

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Daniel Nester is the final test of truth.

Daniel Nester is the author of How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2009), as well as God Save My Queen I and II, books on his obsession with the rock band Queen. He’s editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology, due from Write Bloody later this year. His work has appeared in Salon, New York Times, The Morning News, The Daily Beast, N+1, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Bookslut, and anthologized in Best American Poetry, Best Creative Nonfiction, and Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll. He teaches writing at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Daniel is the essayist for the July 15 reading.

Daniel Evans Pritchard

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Daniel Evans Pritchard is in motion a prince and in repose a sage.

Daniel Evans Pritchard is a poet, essayist, and critic from Boston. His work has been published in Fulcrum, Little Star, the Battersea Review, and elsewhere. He is the founder and editor of The Critical Flame, an online journal of book reviews and criticism, he runs the bimonthly reading series U35 Poetry in downtown Boston, and he is gainfully employed as the Marketing Director at Boston Review.

Daniel is the poet for the July 15 reading.

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