Monday, February 22, 2010

Broken Nerves

I was surfing the internet instead of working and I came across Broken
It's a nice little site with updates by cyberpunk enthusiast futurist d.i.y. writer that is so pleased to have you over for tea in her own little nook of cyber space. Check it out.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Does anyone speak German?

When I came across this German blog talking about our house I suddenly wished I paid attention to Herr Wert in high school. I translated it in google docs and got this:

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse is indeed 'ne lame website, but the content of this is so exciting. I'll start 'views to the front, I'm lazy and copy times in here, what is Cyberpunk Apocalypse:

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse is a writers' cooperative work & event space, residency program, and publication based out of upper Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh PA

And how to get so 'ner apocalyptic story? Like this:

Last year, Mr. McCloskey, 22, bought two poorly insulated turn-of-the century clapboard houses for $ 41,000 in the Lawrenceville neighborhood there, and turned them into a writer's retreat he named the Apocalypse Cyberpunk Writer's Co-op (NY Times)

I add 'my grad' times before I buy 'The Cyberpunk community just two houses. Somewhere in Nowhere. As we meet, and from then on the weekends and stitch together cyborgs of human hair. Or something.

... But nothing is as 'n Hackerspace' s Oemmelen nerd dungeon, Or a mix of two things: thatCyberpunk Apocalypse - things that if you ask me. 'I Find Suppa. Especially when then come out here publications in which the articles have such great titles like A short rant on steampunk. Or: Cyberpunk Senior Thesis. You can 'ja sowas auch mal to tackle this: I'm writing a 44-page essay titled "Why in progress is not equal growth means and how to improve robot love the people."

Good right?

Check it out in the blog HERE.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tour and Balticon. Spring prep and Toil

Elwin has been busily working on setting up tour dates for his upcoming publication The Jack Daniels Sessions EP. After tour he'll be running off to Balticon to read and be on a panel.
I just finished up the cover (to the left) and am trying to get the next draft of my book into a few select hands by the end of next week.

Besides that I'll be putting some of Walker's goodbye reading online shortly. And get ready for my new mini interview series "why we write." It should be fun.

Gunner is organizing the library, and Nia and I are working on a plan to reinvigorate open hours this spring.

Art Noose is working to revise her novel, and our visiting writer Dan G will be doing a reading on radical sobriety on February 25th 7pm at 285 Main St.

Oh, and Elwin's Birthday is tomorrow. He'll be doing a B-day reading at the house on Friday 17 at 7pm.
Be there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The other day we got one of these guys in the mail. There was no note, and the return address was to BIRKENSNAKE.

So far it seems to be a pretty interesting publication. I personally enjoyed "Correspondence" by Caren Gussoff.

If you guys are interested reading from BIRKENSNAKE I or II they are both free to read online, or you can purchase a real life copy for 4$ (much like our own little printed work).

Other than that, the erotic fiction reading is tomorrow and should be fun. The zine will be coming out and the next publication is on the way.

Our current visiting writer seems to be enjoying the snow, and getting along well.

Stay warm. Keep writing. Oh, and if Birkensnake reads this--thanks.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Danger of A Single Story

Writer Chimamanda Adichie speaks to The Danger Of A Single Story
This talk is an amusing look at the importance of storytelling and story learning.