I am delighted to announce that my modern gothic story "The Lady of the House" has been included in Issue #34 of Mud Season Review! Editor-in-chief Lauren Bender writes: "In Constance Renfrow’s story “The Lady of the House,” what appears to be a classic ghost story takes on an extra psychosocial layer, exploring the dysfunctional relationship between the main character Marla and her new husband Armand."
This Sunday, September 17, join Three Rooms Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival! We'll be at Booth 205, showing books new and old. Every hour we'll be raffling off one book; simply leave your name and email, and we'll notify you if you've won the drawing. Stop by to say hello and enter to win a free book!
Also, be sure to stop by Booth 628 to learn more about the low residency MFA program at Pacific University!
This Friday, September 15, join us at the Merchant's House Museum for the last Open Mic Nite of the season. In the 19th century, literary salons gathered great thinkers, artists, and writers under one roof for a night of socialization and “improving conversation.” In that same spirit, the Merchant’s House celebrates the works of today’s new writers, performance artists, and musicians. Our goal is to provide a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all forms of performing arts: music, readings, comedy, drama, spoken word, etc. Come to share your work or simply enjoy the garden all abloom. Wine & light refreshments will be served.
If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 8 minutes of material; sign-up available upon entry. Doors open at 6:30, with performances usually beginning at 7.
Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5, FREE for Members.
On Sunday, July 30, Three Rooms Press and Great Weather for Media are hosting "An Afternoon of Contemporary Gothic Poetry and Fiction Celebrating the Birthday of Emily Brontë." I'm honored to be one of the featured readers, and I'll be reading my own modern gothic, Brontë-inspired short story "The Lady of the House"! Please join us for an incredible afternoon of eerie, unsettling poetry and fiction, classic Dark and Stormy cocktails, and open mic performances! I hope to see you there!
AN AFTERNOON OF CONTEMPORARY
GOTHIC POETRY AND FICTION
Celebrating the Birthday of
featuring performances and storytelling by
Plus Open Reading!
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Parkside Lounge | 317 E. Houston St., NYC
Celebrate the birthday of legendary goth author EMILY BRONTË at an afternoon of Contemporary Gothic Poetry and Fiction, Sunday, July 30, 4-6 pm at The Parkside Lounge (Houston at Attorney St., NYC).
The event will feature the phenomenal poet and author Chavisa Woods, whose new book Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country, was described by Booklist as “This book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical twenty-first-century voices.”
In addition, Deirdre Coyle (author of How to Talk to Writers at Parties), and Constance Renfrow (author and editor of Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Writers) will read from their work. We’ll also talk about the weird and mysterious life of Emily Brontë, whose only novel,Wuthering Heights, is considered a goth classic.
An open mic precedes the reading, hosted by poet, playwright and Three Rooms Press co-director Kat Georges.
Doors open at 3:45 pm. $2 suggested donation and 2 drink minimum. Featured drink: The Dark & Stormy -- the Parkside makes a great one.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country (Seven Stories Press, 2017) The Albino Album, (Seven Stories Press, 2013); and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (Fly by Night Press, 2009). The second edition of this book was released by Autonomedia Press under the Unbearables imprint in 2013. Woods has presented lectures and conducted workshops on short fiction and poetry at a number of academic institutions, including: New York University (NYU), Penn State, Sarah Lawrence College, Bard College, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Tech and the New School.
Deirdre Coyle is a goth living in Brooklyn. She is the author of the chapbook HOW TO TALK TO WRITERS AT PARTIES, and her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Hobart, Joyland, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @DeirdreKoala.
Constance Renfrow's writing has appeared in such places as Portland Book Review, Huffington Post, Cabildo Quarterly, Denim Skin, and Petrichor Machine. She is editor-in-chief of Three Rooms Press, and hosts a monthly open mic series at New York’s Merchant’s House Museum. Her first book, Songs of My Selfie, an anthology of millennial fiction, was a 2016 IndieFAB finalist. She is pursuing her MFA in fiction from Pacific University.
This Friday, I'll be reading at Brooklyn's Tip Top Bar & Grill with the Denim Skin team! Come check it out; there'll be great writing, great people, and great food and drink! Doors open at 8 p.m. All are welcome!