Thursday, November 22, 2007

From July to November: A Pictorial

Yes, getting lazy, or busy - depends on point of view. I am in the screenwriting class and LOVE it!! I'm also starting a reading series at Boxcar Lounge (see earlier posting for complete details). And seeing/doing as much as I can. Went to Cyrano with (meaning featuring) Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, several readings and working my fanny off (oh, really, I do wish)....anyhow, New York is fabulous.

So here's a peek of last few months in mini-pictorial:

And I give thanks :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

And further support...."Heroes of the Writers Strike"


I couldn't help myself. Lookit, I'm taking a screenwriting class now, right? Whether I actually become one of the ranks or not, dudes, writers should get paid for what they do!!!

PS!!! Watch until the end, and then scroll over the captions at the bottom. Watch "A World Without Writers." Seriously awesome!


Writer's Strike....and, like, duh!

I know this clip is appearing many places now. But I say, the more the merrier (or in reality, the idiom probably came from the pen of an obscure Gutenberg Press writer, and due to the unsure nature of The Press' future earnings, didn't get paid a dime and went on to weave or sculpt - or went into law *shudder*).

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Reading Series



Here are the nuts and bolts....Once a month "Friends of Tuesday Shorts" will be at the Boxcar Lounge.

The kickoff of the series will be November 28, 2007 at 8:00!

And here's the lineup:

Rusty Barnes grew up in rural northern Appalachia. He received his B.A. from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. from Emerson College. His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in journals like Pindeldyboz, Post Road, and Red Rock Review. After editing fiction for the Beacon Street Review (now Redivider) and Zoetrope All-Story Extra, he co-founded Night Train, a recently reinvented literary journal, which has been featured in the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and on National Public Radio. Sunnyoutside Press published a collection of his flash fiction, Breaking it Down in November 2007.

Linda DiGusta is a freelance writer and artist. Active in the NYC theatre for more than a decade as a director, designer and performer, the inventiveness of acting and collaboration on a screenplay re-kindled her early interest in fiction, and she has had several short stories published in print and online. In the fine art world, she currently has 2 still-life drawings in the exhibition "Lineal Investigations" at the Housatonic Museum of Art, and her assemblages and drawings have been seen in group exhibitions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including at Art Gotham in Chelsea this month. Integrating art and writing, Linda also writes for and serves as Executive Editor of, an online publication created by artists in 2005 to present the art world from a fresh point of view. She lives in midtown Manhattan with artist Mark Wiener and their multi-species family. More at: and

Anne Elliott has performed her poetry, with and without ukulele, at the Whitney Museum (with the Beats show), PS122, Lincoln Center, The Poetry Project at St. Mark's, Woodstock '94, and other venues in and out of NYC. Her poems have appeared in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe, Verses that Hurt: Pleasure and Pain from the Poemfone Poets, and other anthologies. Her fiction has appeared in Hobart, Pindeldyboz, FRiGG, Ars Medica, and others, and she blogs on the writing life and feral cat management at

Carol Novack, a former criminal defense lawyer and Australian government grant recipient, is the author of a chapbook of poetry, play, collaborative CD and two collaborative films. Writings may or will be found in many publications, including American Letters & Commentary, Action Yes, Del Sol Review, Diagram, 5_trope, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Fiction, La Petite Zine, LIT, Notre Dame Review, and the Star*Vigate anthology of best online writings. Carol publishes the multi-media e-journal Mad Hatters' Review (, curates a reading series at the KGB Bar, and runs lyrical fiction writing workshops. She'll be a resident at The Vermont Studio Center next year. For additional details, see her blog (


SOOOO, if you're in NYC, please come. The folks at Boxcar are awesome!!