Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Our station wagon reeked faintly of Elvin blood as we cruised down I-78 last night with Dio in the tape-deck. It had been a rainy night in Philly so there was low attendance at the Wooden Shoe, but we gave our best performance and the collective members seemed to enjoy it.
Two nights previous was our first opportunity to read together at Bloombar's in DC and then we preformed back to back for the first time at Red Emma's in Baltimore. We're knee deep in this tour now, and we expect to kill tonight at Blind Willow Books.
We'll keep you posted.
In the meantime here's a clip of Elwin reading in Philly. More videos of us reading and the rest of this story can be found on our youtube channel.
CMU Senior Reading
Carnegie Mellon University Creative Writing Class of 2010 Senior Reading, 8pm
Epic list of readers: Elyssa Goodman, DAN ARCHER, Tony Paletta, Fracesca Halleman, Felix "Ahmadinejad" Park, Nathan Zoob, Dillon!, Elliot Smith, Alice Sun Seger, Austin Redwood, Jordan Rosenfeld, John Lehman, Jane Wu, Shannon Deep, Corey Werner, Brian J Burdulia, Tom Pike, Su Chu, MAJA orsic, Gahl Pratt (in spirit), Graham Swindoll, Alicia Ledden, Brenda Battad, Lucas Seidman, Jonas Altman-Kurosaki, Jackie Sizemore, and Katherine James.
at the NEW 21st St Coffee & Tea at the base of the new PNC building
videos by BRENDA BATTAD
music by SUNDOGPEACEHOUSE
art by JULIE MALLIS
2 video works by Battad will screen on 28 April
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SCREENING, 7-8pm, PNC Park, North Side
RECEPTION, 8:30-10pm, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave.
For the 4th year in a row the School of Art and Pittsburgh Filmmakers take over one of our country’s most beautiful sports stadiums in the name of video art! Don’t miss this rare chance to see 1-minute videos on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen — the Jumbotron.
CO-CURATED by JACOB CIOCCI and ANDREW SWENSEN.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
He made a very short video describing his project on a fundraising page through Kickstarter.com. He's offering some rewards at different donation levels, including a copy of the finished DVD and a poster made by yours truly. Definitely check out the link above. The video will take less than two minutes of your time, and it's very... well, I like it.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Elvin Slaughter Tour 2010: making genre a threat.
Cotman solo gigs:
Washington DC-Bloombars-April 19th, 8-10pm
Baltimore, MD-Red Emma's-April 20, 7pm
Philly-Wooden Shoe Collective-April 21, 7pm
Emmaus, PA-Blind Willow Books-April 22, 7pm
NYC-Times Square-April 24th, 4am
Ithaca, NY-house show (don't know address yet)-April 27
Buffalo, NY-Talking leaves Bookstore-April 28
Cleveland, OH-Visible Voice Books-April 29, 7pm
Athens, OH-UnionArts-April 30
Columbus, OH-sporeprint-May 1st, 2pm
Bloomington, IN-Boxcar Books-May 3, 7pm
Chicago, IL-Quimby's-May 5, 7pm
Madison, WI-Rainbow Bookstore Collective-May 7
Cincinnati, OH-U.Turn Art Space-May 8
Thursday, April 15, 2010
DJ sets from:
DJ Sara Vicious
Bill Kirchner, Pitt professor of English
Madeleine Barnes, three-time poetry contest winner
With a special appearance from Pabst Blue Ribbon. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Women's Studies Program
Lillis is the author of the feminist novels, i, scorpion: foul belly-crawler of the desert (Words Like Kudzu Press, 2000) & Magenta’s Adventures Underground (WLK, 2004). She is Program Assistant for the Cultural Studies Program, and a 2009 MLIS graduate of the School of Information Sciences.
“Karen Lillis writes with a cadence and a rhythm that are hypnotic….The Second Elizabeth celebrates what my theologian father called ‘the mystery in the ordinary.’ ”
Eckhard Gerdes, Journal of Experimental Fiction
"...A novel of simplicity as well as survival, and the often untouched-upon intimacy of these two concepts....With The Second Elizabeth, the coming-of-age novel grows up."
Kimberly Ann Southwick, Gigantic Sequins Magazine
Light reception to follow.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Cyberpunk Apocalypse Issue 3 is coming. To the right is an image I just put together to be coupled with Elwin's story.
These guys are into what I'm into, and have been doing in 10 times as long. Apparently sf writer's colonies were once a fairly common thing. Like the James Jones "Handy Writers' Colony" which seems to have ended in utter failure.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The snow has melted, so it's time to really start heading out to all those rad local events. There's a lot of great literary talent here in the City of Steel, and the bill for this event is no exception.
Monday, April 5, 2010
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