Tuesday, November 25, 2008

510 Readings on YouTube

For your viewing pleasure, or in case you missed it, the November 15th 510 Reading in its entirety is available on YouTube!

Brian Eden reads "Fear the Laundry" and "A Brief and Unpleasant Run-in With My Ex":

"Fear the Laundry"

"A Brief and Unpleasant Run-in With My Ex"

Lia Purpura reads "The Space Between":

"The Space Between," Part 1

"The Space Between," Part 2

"The Space Between," Part 3

Deborah Rudacille reads "Smoke":

"Smoke," Part 1

"Smoke," Part 2

Please note that the 510 Readings will be on hiatus until January 17th. We wish you the happiest of holidays. See you soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 15th Readings: Deborah Rudacille, Lia Purpura, and Brian Eden

We're pleased to present our first nonfiction installment of the 510 Readings on Saturday, November 15th. We hope you join us for readings from Deborah Rudacille, Lia Purpura, and Brian Eden!

Deborah Rudacille graduated from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University in 1998. Since then, she has published two non-fiction books—The Scalpel and the Butterfly (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000) and The Riddle of Gender (Pantheon, 2004). Her history of Baltimore steelworkers, Roots of Steel, will be published by Pantheon in 2009. She appears regularly in the Urbanite, STYLE, and other magazines.

Lia Purpura is the author of The Brighter the Veil (winner of the Towson University Prize in Literature) and Poems of Grzegorz Musial: Berliner Tagebuch and Taste of Ash, translated on a Fulbright year in Poland. She was awarded a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Prose. Her essay collection On Looking was published by Sarabande Press in 2006. Her collection of essays, Increase, won the Associated Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction and was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2000. Her collection of poems, Stone Sky Lifting, won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award and was also published in 2000.

Brian Eden is an advertising copywriter and the author of the blog "Walk a Mile in My Underpants" (walkamileinmyunderpants.com). He has won national and international advertising awards, a fantasy football league, and a few hard-fought games of Jenga. His humor writing has been politely rejected by The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and This American Life. He currently lives in Baltimore and is the #1 ranked Brian Eden on Google.

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 1st: A Very Special Reading

Saturday was a night of beautiful books, beautiful stories, and beautiful people. Here are some of the highlights:

The crowd filleth.

A.E. Peterson read an excerpt from her novel-in-progress for the first time in public. It's full of beautiful language, some of it from talkative rivers.

Darcelle Blau read three stunning short works, including an overview of poppers and extreme sports.

Aaron Cohick, founder of NewLights Press, previewed THE DROWNABLE SPECIES by Brian Evenson, a handmade, limited-edition release.

Brian Evenson treated the crowd to a selection from THE DROWNABLE SPECIES, an examination of identity and reality with some Poe-like narratives included to haunt us all.

See you November 15th for Brian Eden, Deborah Rudacille, and Lia Purpura!