I am so thrilled and honored that Litro chose my newest short story, "What the River Takes," for their #SundayStory feature. Litro is one of the UK's leading arts and literary magazines, and has been a long-time dream publication for me. This story is about guilt and consequences, and feeling like you don't belong, and I'm so excited to share it with you. You can read it online here.
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.
Three Rooms Press is offering five chances to win a galley copy of my upcoming book, Songs of Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories! I'll even sign it for you! Discover the collection readers say "cuts right to the heart of this generation."
Enter the contest on Goodreads today! Contest ends on December 16, 2015.
Join Three Rooms Press on December 4, for our annual Prose! Poetry! Party! at Cornelia Street Cafe. Our authors will be readings, drinks will be partaken off, raffles, giveaways, signings, etc. It will be a festive night of poetry and prose and great company.
Angus McLinn and I will be representing our upcoming anthology Songs of My Selfie. I'll be reading from "Edges of Happiness," and Angus will be reading from "Baby Teeth," winner of the Quarter-Life Crisis competition. Plus, Meagan Brothers will be reading from Weird Girl and What's His Name. If you're interested in getting your book published at Three Rooms Press or just want to join an amazing community of writers, this is the event to attend!
Tickets $9 (includes a free drink). Festivities start at 6 and go all night.
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.
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