I had the pleasure of recording the narration for this CARE video on one of our education programs in Cambodia.
Last night’s storm took out the venue’s electricity, so tonight’s True Story reading has been cancelled. I hope it’s going to be rescheduled.
A rare iPhone photo that shows Emmeline’s actual eye color. The phone’s camera usually underexposes her eyes, leaving them looking brown. Not that there’s anything wrong with brown eyes.
(Source: Flickr / andishehnouraee)
I’m reading at True Story #21 on Friday night at 8pm. (Don’t) miss it.
And this Friday, June 14th, we’ve got three local firecrackers at Kavarna to celebrate.
(Oh, wait. Firecrackers? That’s next month. Nah. Sparklers, that’s all summer long, like lightning bigs and gnats stuck in your Bonne Bell lipgloss and between your teeth those nights you careen down country roads, windows rolled down, your summer music a doppler ghost in your wake.)
It’s not a night you want to miss. Need more? Read on.
Jamie IREDELL is the author of Prose. Poems. a Novel., The Book of Freaks, FAT, and Other Essays (forthcoming, fall 2013), and The Lake(forthcoming, fall 2014). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in many magazines, among them The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, The Literary Review, and 3:AM. He was a founding editor of New South, and is fiction editor of Atticus Review.
Andisheh NOURAEE is the co-author and illustrator of Americapedia: Taking The Dumb Out Of Freedom, a comedic history, civics and current events book the New York Times calls “Jon Stewart’s ‘America’ for the Y.A. set,” andPublishers Weekly says offers “Historical and cultural literacy delivered with a subversive twist.” At Creative Loafing, his “Don’t Panic: Your War Questions Answered” column highlighted the absurdity and cruelty of the War On Terror™ and earned him several “Best Columnist in Atlanta” awards from Creative Loafing readers. In 2011 Atlanta Magazine dubbed him “the city’s premier micro culture critic” for his Twitter account (@andishehnouraee). He is a staff writer for the global humanitarian organization CARE, which fights poverty by empowering girls and women.
Jayne O’CONNOR is the proprietor of Hydeatl and the curator of the monthly show PUSH at the music room. Her writing has appeared in The Fanzine, Purge, and the Brooklyn Street Art Blog among other outlets. Her first chapbook, When You Meet The Devil, Tip Your Hat will be out this fall from Safety Third Press.
TRUE STORY WRITING WORKSHOP!
Want to polish a true tale you’ve written in an intensive and supportive environment? True Story curator, writer and radio producer Kate Sweeney teach a nonfiction writing workshop at Peachtree City Library on Thursday, July 18th. Class size is capped, so sign up online! Bring your essays, your memoir-excerpts, your own True Stories for a day of workshopping and revision. To learn more and sign up, click here.
If you miss this round, stay tuned. More to come.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Friday, 6/14 at 8:00 pm
Kavarna Bar & Coffeeshop
707 East Lake Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
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Wake the baby, get this look. (Taken with GifBoom)
Super chub on Flickr.
RIP Trevor Bolder
@andisheh’s GIF from GifBoom: (Taken with GifBoom)