I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories was chosen as an IndieFAB Finalist for Best Anthology of 2016! This is an incredible honor and I am so deeply grateful to see the hard work of these emerging writers being not only acknowledged but celebrated. Congratulations to all the writers anthologized in SOMS, and thank you so, so much to everyone who has supported us along the way!
I'm thrilled to announce that my article "Read Millennial Writers" is featured this week on Portland Book Review. Here I discuss why it's so important to read works written by this generation. Read the full article here.
It's also thrilling to see that Tampa Bay Times has listed Songs of My Selfie as one of three notable books about millennial lives. Check it out!
Songs of My Selfie has been receiving rave attention in the news!
Check out The Daily Tar Heel's feature on contributors Xingyue Sarah He and Jared Shaffer. He and Shaffer read to a full house at Flyleaf Books in North Carolina.
Tampa Bay's Creative Loafing calls Songs of My Selfie, "an excellent read, one I unreservedly recommend." Read the full review here.
Red Eye Chicago lists Songs of My Selfie one of "25 New April Books We Can't Wait to Get Our Hands On."
And San Francisco Book Review writes "An excellent showcase of up-and-coming new writers." Read the full review here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SONGS OF MY SELFIE received a stunning review on the blog A Journaled Life. This is our first review by a non-millennial reader, and it's so rewarding to see Regina's perspective and insight into our stories.
What I noticed was happening for me halfway through the book was that a pit had developed in my stomach. There was so much heartache. . . . I wanted to know: What happened? How did they get like this? What can I as a mother of a rising millennial do (in addition to helping him navigate away from student loans & Sally Mae)? . . . But that’s the sign of great story right? It makes you feel something, see things differently, want to change yourself and the circumstances for others.
On a more personal note, reading this review was my "I've done it. I'm a writer now" moment. My work, and the works of these sixteen talented contributors, changed someone else's understanding and made someone care. That's the reason we do this, right? That's always been the dream, though it so often felt unattainable. I'm very proud to share this review with you, and I'm so proud of the writers in Songs of My Selfie.
Check out the full review on A Journaled Life.
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