Tuesday, July 28, 2009

August 15th Readings: Tania James, Paula Bomer, Michael Pollock, and Jason Tinney

Tania James is the author of a debut novel Atlas of Unknowns (Knopf). Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she splits her time between New York City and Washington, DC, and has much love for the Bolt Bus that ferries her back and forth. She has been published in One Story magazine and The New York Times. Visit her at www.taniajames.com.

Paula Bomer's fiction has appeared in Open City, Fiction, Nerve, The Mississippi Review, The New York Tyrant, First City Review, Storyglossia, juked, Best American Erotica 2002, 2003(S&S), Word Riot, Sub-Lit, and elsewhere. You can find out more about her or reach her by commenting on her blog at:

Michael Pollock is the editor of First City Review, a literary magazine out of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in Inside Magazine.

Writer/Performer Jason Tinney was born in Frederick, MD. His first book LOUISE PARIS AND OTHER WALTZES (poetry/prose) was published in 2002. BLUEBIRD (short stories and poems) was published in 2003. Three of his short stories were published in the anthology, OUT OF TUNE in 2007. He performs with two Baltimore-based bands, The Donegal X-Press and The Wayfarers. Tinney and artist Brian Slagle have collaborated on The Swinging Bridge, a traveling literary and visual arts show, since 2003. Tinney’s writing has appeared in magazines such as Maryland Life, Style, Chesapeake Life, Urbanite, and Baltimore Magazine. For more information about books by Tinney, visit Hilliard and Harris Publishing at www.hilliardandharris.com.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 18th Readings: John Barry, Scott Price, Ivy Goodman, Jamie Gaughran-Perez

Although Artscape held Baltimore in its intoxicating grip this past weekend, some of us were not deterred from July 18th's 510 reaing. They were not disappointed.

John Barry began the evening reading a new piece about life, love, and death at the National Arboretum.

Next, Scott Price followed, dissecting the life (and death) of minor-league baseball players. Here, he reads from his latest book, The Heart of the Game.

After the break, Ivy Goodman read from a work in progress about property lines, bad neighbors, bratty children, and whistling teeth.

Finally, Jamie Gaugran-Perez closed the night with excerpts from his novel in progress, a pastiche of events that circle and ultimately connect to each other.

Thanks for another great reading. See you next month for Tania James, Paula Bomer, Michael Pollock of First City Review, and Jason Tinney.