For episode 1 of our rebooted podcast, Jonathan Callahan, author of "Bob," was kind enough to borrow a microphone from the Announcement Club sensei at his school and record himself reading his work, despite his initial hesitation. He also wrote this essay, which was originally slated to appear in the episode. It turned out to be too long for audio, but is too fantastic not to share.
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On April 16, Dzanc Books author, Terese Svoboda (Pirate Talk and Mermalade) and Monkeybicycle editor, Shya Scanlon, join Michael Stewart and Tom Drury for a night of literary excitement. If you're in New York City, join them at 7pm at literary hot spot, KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St.). it's going to be loads of fun!
Medaille College in Buffalo will begin its annual Write Thing Reading Series on Thursday, September 16 with author and editor Alissa Nutting (Unclean Jobs for Women & Girls, Starcherone). The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Medaille’s Buffalo Campus, on the fourth floor of the Main Building in the Academic Commons.
The Write Thing Reading Series is the premier visiting artist series among Buffalo’s educational institutions. Students at Medaille have the unique chance to meet up close and personal with Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, as well as up-and-coming younger writers.
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When Monkeybicycle began in Seattle almost eight years ago, one of the first things we did was create a monthly reading series. It did well. And after several months we started to see no more empty seats, authors getting in touch with us from as far away as Vancouver and LA, asking if they could participate. It was a great time.
But then, Monkeybicycle's editors started to spread out a bit and the series dissolved. But now that all of us are in the same city again, we're starting it back up, this time with the speed and hustle that the east coast demands.
The Monkeybicycle Lightning Round! is a quarterly reading series that fuses quick, high energy readings with a broad range of voices--both established and emerging--into a seamless hour of literary brilliance. Each event will feature 20 readers, who will read no longer than three minutes each before introducing the next reader. No interruption from the host means a continuous listening experience. No guidelines other than length means maximum variety of form and content.
We're incredibly excited to host some events again after such a long hiatus, so if you can join us for our first one, you surely won't be disappointed. The details are listed below. AND, if you'd like to participate--either this time or in the future--please contact us at email@example.com and we'll set it up. If you're in the area, we hope to see you there!
October 22nd, 7pm
85 East 4th St. NYC.
Readers include: Paula Bomer, Sarah Bridjins, Nicole Elizabeth, Jim Freed, Greg Gerke, Eirik Gumeny, Krystal Languell, Michael Leong, John Madera, Peter Richter, Joe Sullivan, Robert Swartwood, Mike Topp, Timmy Waldron, Mike Wood, John Woods, and more.
See you there!
Michael Czyzniejewski (Elephants in Our Bedroom, Dzanc), Matt Bell (How They Were Found, Keyhole), and Karen Craigo (Stone for an Eye, Wick Poetry Chapbook Series) will read at the KGB Bar in New York City on September 17, at 7pm. If you're in the area, please come out and join them!
For more information and updates, feel free to RSVP at the event's Facebook page.