SONGS OF MY SELFIE at KGB Bar

Mark your calendars! On May 25 at 7 p.m. the Songs of My Selfie team will be taking over KGB Bar for a night of readings, book signings, and celebration of the millennial spirit. 

Readers will include: Sarah Xingyue He, Jared Shaffer, Stephanie Bramson, Suzanne Herman, Theresa Buchta, Tara Isabella Burton, Angus McLinn, Aaron Thorpe, and myself. 

Be sure to join us; it's going to be an incredible night!

SONGS OF MY SELFIE Launch Was a Huge Success!

Thank you all for coming to Friday's SOLD OUT launch of Songs of My Selfie! The show was a huge success, with readings by twelve fantastic millennial writers, giveaways, great drinks, music, and more. Check out the photos below, or on our Facebook page!

Couldn't make it to the launch party? Don't worry, there are plenty more Songs of My Selfie events coming up.

April 18 at 7 p.m.
A Reading and Conversation with Jared Shaffer and Xingyue Sarah He
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd.)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

May 12 at 7 p.m.
A Reading and Open Mic with Joshua Tuttle

Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main
Spokane, WA 99201 

May 25
Songs of My Selfie: Millennial Writers Reading

KGB Bar
85 E. Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003

4/8/2016 - SONGS OF MY SELFIE Launch Party!

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories—for millennials, by millennials, about actual millennial issues—on Friday, April 8, 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe.

The launch will feature readings from SONGS OF MY SELFIE, including contributors Suzanne Herman, Stephanie Bramson, Tiffany Ferentini, Aaron Thorpe, Theresa Buchta, Jared Shaffer, Angela Sloan, Tara Isabella Burton, Carolyn Drake, Angus McLinn, Katherine Sloan, and editor/contributor Constance Renfrow. Plus, a special guest reading by IndieFab finalist Meagan Brothers, author of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME. In addition, the event will offer free giveaways, millennial swag, great music, and more!

Copies of SONGS OF MY SELFIE will be available for purchase and signing.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $9, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street and Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/).

Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe
SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories
New York Book Launch

Friday, April 8, 2016, 6 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $9 (includes a free drink)

Info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com

ABOUT SONGS OF MY SELFIE
“Songs of My Selfie is an enchanting, heartrending, and utterly relatable read for any and all millennials. This is a wonderful collection of stories from some of the brightest young writers today.” —Portland Book Review

“If you want a preview of some writers with brighter futures than the newspapers anticipate, well, here you go.”
—JF Sargent, Cracked.com

“This is the book you want to read if you are curious about who’ll be driving the truck in a few years.”
—Ethan Rutherford, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

With fresh new voices and edgy prose, seventeen stories by millennial writers offer a cross-section of vibrant young characters: unemployed grads deep in debt, expectant mothers on the cusp of adulthood, online relationship addicts, and twenty-somethings at war with their families’ expectations. Here are the strong and the weak, the self-aware and those who reject reality—all carefully crafted to buck the common perception of this generation.

ABOUT THE MONTHLY
THE MONTHLY series at Cornelia Street Cafe, hosted by Three Rooms Press, brings together writers, artists, philosophers, and scientists to delve into a different theme each month from divergent perspectives. Past themes have included conspiracy theories (on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination), Code Poetry, an exploration of poetry that simultaneously works on multiple levels and languages, and notable literary figures including Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs.

ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts.

 

Millennial Writers on Writing on HUFFINGTON POST

Head over to Huffington Post Books to check out my article "Millennial Writers on Writing"! This piece features Songs of My Selfie contributors as they respond to the question: "Why do you write?" Highlighted writers include: Ifra Asad, Tyler Barton, Aaron Thorpe, Tiffany Ferentini, and Xingyue Sarah He.

It begins:

We rarely hear about writers at the start of their journeys -- the ones just beginning to strive publicly, instead of in the quiet confines of their mind. And so, in the spirit of moving forward, of looking to the future of literacy and literature, I asked the young, millennial-aged storytellers included in the forthcoming Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press, April 2016) to share their views on writing--to put into words just why they write. Here's what they have to say

Click here to read the article on Huffington Post. And for more millennial responses, check out the full piece on Three Rooms Press. Don't forget to preorder your copy of Songs of My Selfie and #ReadMillennialWriters. 

Announcing SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories

Songs of My Selfie  (Three Rooms Press, April 2016, 978-1-941110-49-0)

Songs of My Selfie (Three Rooms Press, April 2016, 978-1-941110-49-0)

I'm so excited to announce that this April, Three Rooms Press will be releasing Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories, which I have compiled and edited! Featuring seventeen stories by millennial writers, and a gorgeous cover by millennial designer Victoria Bellavia, Songs of My Selfie is intended to be a celebration of the true experience of the twenty-something. 

Description:
SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories celebrates the millennial through the works of up-and-coming fiction writers, all under the age of twenty-six. This collection features seventeen short stories by millennial writers about actual millennial issues, exposing this generation's true ambitions and frustrations, humor and heartbreak, despair and joie de vivre.

With fresh new voices and edgy prose, these compelling stories offer a cross-section of vibrant millennial characters: unemployed grads deep in debt, expectant mothers on the cusp of adulthood, online relationship addicts, and millennials at war with their families' expectations—even while stuck living at home. Here are the strong and the weak, the self-aware and those who reject reality—all carefully crafted to buck the common perception of the millennial. And yet, with a knowing wink, each story is accompanied by a selfie of its author.

Forget what the media says—SONGS OF MY SELFIE reveals what it really means to be twenty-something today.

Featuring stories by: 
Suzanne Herman, Stephanie Bramson, Mina Holmes, Jared Shaffer, Theresa Buchta, Angus McLinn, Angela Sloan, Xingyue Sarah He, Joshua Tuttle, Tyler Barton, Aaron Thorpe, Tiffany Ferentini, Tara Isabella Burton, Katherine Sloan, Carolyn Drake, Ifra Asad, and Constance Renfrow

Preorder your copy today on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And keep up to date with the publishing of Songs of My Selfie by following Three Rooms Press on Twitter or Facebook.