The Fundamentalist Reader — On Plotless Novels and the Meaning of Life
I wrote an essay on “plotless” novels and other things and Electric Literature was nice enough to publish it…
"My intentions had been honorable. That is, like all honorable intentions, they were born out of frustration and despair. All I’ve ever wanted, as I tell my friends, is to be rich and famous and to live forever without any pain."
- Stanley Elkin, “Performance and Reality,” Pieces of Soap
RENEGADE READING SERIES
This Wednesday, y’all.
(From the Renegade Reading Crew:)
We can hardly believe that our beloved Renegade is about to turn 3! To celebrate, some of our favorite writers have graciously volunteered to read from their Trapper Keepers of high school breakup poetry.
Cool Pony, 733 Franklin Ave at Sterling Place in Crown Heights, near the Franklin Ave stop on the 2/3/45
No gifts required (although we will graciously them). We are just over the moon to celebrate this occasion with you. And you. And you and you and you.
I have been Inventoried! I am honored…
Also, here is your chance to start following Ms. Hodson’s Inventory project. It is always fresh and strange and sort of dream-in-the-daytime beautiful.
And I am ashamed to say I have not read her book, Pity the Animal, yet! And so now I commit to buying and reading asap - you should too:
Inventory #594: High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire
REGARDING A BARRIER
Just like in junior high school, it’s in the stairwells you find the kids. In the halls and every darkened corner. They ditch parents first chance they get, and the parents don’t mind because inside is not the would outside. No crime, here, not in his house. No borough factions, or fights. Queens, Brooklyn, or Bronx. Best of all, no unbelievers. We’re a clean people, have a good time with your brothers and sisters.
RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coates, WHYY/NPR, Philadelphia Click through and listen up!
Click through and listen up!
Wishing Stone Writers’ Workshop
This Friday, Aug. 15th is the deadline to apply to Wishing Stone 2014!
Join us Nov. 2-8th for a 1-week writing intensive, with readings, wine-tastings, fireside sing a longs, a visit to Edith Wharton’s Mansion “The Mount”, and visiting writer (ahem, me) Scott Cheshire.
Radio Times w Marty Moss-Coane
I would like all of you out there, every single one of you, to tune in Friday morning to: WHYY-FM, NPR/Philadelphia. My first radio experience.