Thursday, January 31, 2008

February 16th Reading: The Authors of Santi: Lives of Modern Saints

We are pleased to feature authors from Santi: Lives of Modern Saints, a 452-page anthology of short stories by some of the most original upcoming American and Italian writers. Published by Baltimore's Black Arrow Studio and Press, Lives is edited by Luca Dipierro and N. Frank Daniels and is illustrated by Rachel Bradley. Lives includes the "CD WHERE'S MY HALO? Five Stories from SANTI" with original soundtracks by Sin Ropas (USA), Blake/e/e/e (USA/Italy), Polmo Polpo (Canada), Garland of Hours (USA), and absinthe (provisoire; France.)

About the Authors:
Rachel Bradley is a visual artist, designer, and photographer. Departing from a background of traditional b/w photography, her work has evolved into more complex multimedia forms. She recently curated an exhibition, Objects of Adoration, at MAP in Baltimore. She’s also editing Homeland, a book of photographs by Chris Brokaw and Chique Pensão, by Portuguese artists Rui Vitorino Santos and Julio Dolbeth. []

Luca Dipierro is a writer, filmmaker, and illustrator. In 2007 ,he created Black Arrow Studio & press with his wife Rachel Bradley. A collection of his short stories, Breakfast in America, will be published in 2008. I Probably Should Have Changed My Shirt, a DVD collecting his first short films, is available through Black Arrow. He is currently working on a documentary about crime fiction writer Derek Raymond.

David R. Matthews lives in Brooklyn. He grew up in Baltimore City, and stopped by several universities without managing to collect any degrees, certifications, or awards. He has appeared on CNN, The CBS Sunday Morning Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, and BET, discussing matters of race and American culture. Ace of Spades is his first book. Look for its follow up, Brother Superior, in 2009.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Photos from the January 19th Reading

Michael Kimball, your MC

Joseph Young

Jen Michalski, subbing for Savannah Sschroll-Guz

Madeleine Mysko

Sargent Slaughter, err, Justin Sirois

Thursday, January 3, 2008

January 19, 2008 Readings

Please join Michael and Jen on Saturday at 5 pm, January 19th, 2008, at Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street to enjoy the following readers:

Madeleine Mysko is a writer who served as an Army nurse on the burn ward in Fort Sam Houston, TX, during the Vietnam War. Bringing Vincent Home, her debut novel, re-enters that time by way of a Baltimore family who must come to terms with the wounding of one of their own. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Mysko has published in venues that include The Baltimore Sun, Bellevue Literary, The Hudson Review, River Styx, and Shenandoah. Among her awards in fiction are an individual artist grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Baltimore City Artscape Prize.

Savannah Schroll Guz is author of The Famous and The Anonymous (2004) and editor of the theme-based fiction anthology Consumed: Women on Excess (2005). She has been nominated for a Pushcart and a StorySouth Million Writers Award and is a monthly "Short Takes" columnist for Library Journal. Once upon a time, she worked as a correspondence translator for Bavaria's Prince von Hohenzollern and consequently wore out two very sturdy dictionaries. She now lives on a farm in the Mountain State of West Virginia and is at work on a novel.

Joseph Young lives in Baltimore where he co-runs the art blog and keeps the microfiction blog Look for his work in such magazines as SmokeLong Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, Rock Heals, Eleven Bulls, JMWW, elimae, and others.

Welcome to the 510 Series!

The 510 Readings is the only dedicated fiction reading series in Baltimore. The readings will run under an hour and feature at least three writers—from writers you haven't heard of yet (but will soon) to well-known writers (local and nationally known). It happens in the Minás Gallery at 5:00 on every third Saturday of every month—for the rest of your life. Hosted by Michael Kimball (author of Dear Everybody, 2008) and Jen Michalski (author of Close Encounters, 2007).