Genres & Generations – April 8th, 10:30PM
@Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) comes to town this week, bringing with it a variety of writers, from international bestsellers to amateur poets working on their first collections. Six local presses – Fast Forward Press, Monkey Puzzle Press, Tarpaulin Sky Press, Fact-Simile, Zero Ducats, and Bombay Gin – are using the opportunity to put together a unique literary event including some of the area’s most daring writers and poets at Dazzle on Thursday, April 8th.
"Where I Stay" is featured over at the great Powell's Books (the world's largest independent bookstore) here in their 'Review of the Day' column. The review is reprinted from critic John Madera article in the latest issue of RainTaxi Review of Books. A snippet of that: " . . .superfluous exposition is replaced by evocative gestures, bland dialogue surrenders to resonant internal monologue. Consider Where I Stay a road map that carefully marks its scorched landscapes and anonymous small towns while also pointing out the desultory crew of squatters, border guards, prostitutes, drug dealers -- transitory figures all -- who live hardscrabble lives within them. As such, Zornoza is as much a novelist as he is a cartographer of loneliness, doubt, and fear. . . ."
Parsons-wide Book Fair
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13th Street, on Wednesday
March 3rd from 12-7 PM.
Reception at 5 PM.
The first Parsons-wide book fair will present recently-published books written, edited, or featuring work by more than 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, representing each of Parsons’s five schools. Publications range from illustrated children’s books and limited edition artist’s books to exhibition catalogs, reference books, textbooks and scholarly monographs. This event has been organized by ADHT’s Laura Auricchio with assistance from Jennifer McHugh and in collaboration with Barnes and Noble. Free and open to the public.The first Parsons-wide book fair will be held in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center’s “Crit Space,” located on the ground floor of 2 West 13th Street, on Wednesday, March 3rd from 12-7 PM. A reception will begin at 5 PM.
The fair will present recently-published books written, edited, or featuring work by more than 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, representing each of Parsons’s five schools. Publications range from illustrated children’s books and limited edition artist’s books to exhibition catalogs, reference books, textbooks and scholarly monographs.
Visitors will also be able to view the “Storyteller” exhibition, in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, throughout the course of the fair.
This event has been organized Laura Auricchio with assistance from Jennifer McHugh and in collaboration with Barnes and Noble. Free and open to the public.
Andrew Zornoza & Risa Miller
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th StreetNew York City, NY
February 21, 2010
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Risa Miller: a graduate of Goucher College, with an MFA from Emerson College. She is the recipient of the PEN New England Discovery Award. She’s taught fiction writing at the University of Massachusetts and currently on the writing faculty at Emerson College and on the graduate writing faculty at Bar Ilan University. She is the author of the highy aclaimed Welcome to Heavenly Heights. She reads from her latest novel My Before and After Life.
Andrew Zornoza is the author of the novel Where I Stay. His short fiction and essays have appeared in magazines such as, Gastronomica, Sleepingfish, CapGun, and Matter Magazine, among others. Born in Houston, Texas, he has taught at Gotham Writers’ Workshop and in Parsons Design & Technology MFA program. He is a contributing editor to the arts journal Helping Orphans Worldwide (H.O.W.). He currently lives in New York City.
‘First Book’ Authors: Panel Discussion at the Wilton Library
Tuesday January 19, 7-8:30 pm
Three new authors with recently published first books talk and read from their works and discuss their writing process and publication experiences. The three authors are: Emily Arsenault, whose book The Broken Teaglass was accepted for publication while she was working at the Wilton Library; Andrew Zornoza, with Where I Stay and Joshua Gaylord, Hummingbirds. Talk moderated by local documentary filmmaker and writer Megan Smith-Harris. No charge. Registration recommended.
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897-3000