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christopher-meeks's picture
Jun.26.2009
A couple of months ago, Wendy at the literary website Musings of a Bookish Kitty asked if I’d like to write a guest blog just before her review of my novel, The Brightest Moon of the Century appeared. I wrote about the connection between author and audience. I include the posting below.-- As a...
christopher-meeks's picture
Jun.10.2009
  My grandfather collected every single issue of Life, the weekly magazine that began November 23, 1936, and ended December 8, 1972. He bound most of them in hardback volumes, four volumes per year--127 volumes total, and the rest wrapped in craft paper by quarter year. It's something like sixteen...
alan-black's picture
Apr.03.2009
ACT ONE He was small, a Japanese Napoleon. His pal had a bald patch like a monk. The Japanese was on the voice treadmill, the monk was silent, listening, like a vow.  Expensive scotch was ordered, Napoleon asked to see the bottle. I left it there. And forgot about it. They went to the jukebox and...
christopher-meeks's picture
Mar.27.2009
I'm seen as an upcoming writer--and I feel it. Twenty-six years ago, I received my master of fine arts degree in professional writing from USC. Twelve years ago, I wrote a play called Who Lives? where I had become utterly fascinated about a true event: a citizen's committee devoted to choosing a...
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Mar.21.2009
Cheers from Minnesota, where winter ended about twenty minutes ago. Snow stands in pastry puffs here and there. Birds flutter onto naked tree limbs while squirrels forage for food on the ground. One senses hunger, and the buds inside the bushes and branches are thinking of awakening today....
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.20.2009
I'm reading three different plays in my freshman comp classes:  Take Me Out, Speed-the-Plow, and The Seagull.  After last semester's debacle with Hamlet and the entirely non-native speaking class, I decided to give the bard the semester off (despite his new look) and read plays that I love and that...
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Mar.11.2009
First, thank you Red Room for putting my book on the homepage this week. Thank you to the readers who have leapt in and bought a copy of The Brightest Moon of the Century. Amazon has now reduced the price 32%. For the direct link to the book, click here.   The reading on Saturday at Vroman's...
asha-vose's picture
Mar.11.2009
I was recently reading last year's Best New Writing (or Best Young Writing, or Best American Writing they all run together after a while), and discovered with some shock the exceeding sadness of the first story. It was about an older man, his self-absorbed lesbian daughter, and their cancerous old...
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Feb.28.2009
Last night I saw Will Manus's play Blues for Central Avenue,  which celebrates Los Angeles's famous Central Avenue after World War II, at Write Act Repertory Theater, 6128 Yucca Ave,  Hollywood. During the 1930s and early 1940s Los Angeles was a Jim Crow town, with severe housing segration written...
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Feb.13.2009
Magic Theatre presents…. TOUGH TITTY By Oni Faida Lampley Directed by Robert O’Hara Until February 22, 2009 Magic’s Northside Theatre Building D Fort Mason San Francisco Tickets and information www.magictheatre.org 415 441 8822             There is no disease more cruel than breast cancer.  Its...