A Little Bit of News

Mark your calendars! September 07 2018

October 12, 7:30pm, 118 Elliott Street, Brattleboro, VT.

We're going to play a round of Synapsis with five great writers and performers on the first night of the Brattleboro Literary Festival. It's gonna be fun. It'll be like if you cross Selected Shorts with Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, and then threw in 44 Moth Slams.

Here's who is playing:

Kate Greathead‘s first novel, Laura & Emma, was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2018. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, and on NPR’s Moth Radio Hour. She is a 9-time Moth Storytelling Slam champion. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the writer Teddy Wayne.

Stefan Merrill Block grew up in Plano, Texas. His first book, The Story of Forgetting, was an international bestseller and the winner of Best First Fiction at the Rome International Festival of Literature, The Ovid Prize from the Romanian Writer’s Union, the 2008 Merck Serono Literature Prize and the 2009 Fiction Award from The Writers’ League of Texas. Following the publication of his second novel, The Storm at the Door, Stefan was awarded The University of Texas Dobie-Paisano Fellowship. Stefan’s novels have been translated into ten languages, and his stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker Page-Turner, The Guardian, NPR’s Radiolab, GRANTA, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Texas Monthly described his third novel, Oliver Loving, as “A charged and hopeful story of a West Texas family seeking a way forward in the aftermath of a school shooting.” He lives in Brooklyn.

Noy Holland’s latest work is I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories, out now from Counterpoint Press. Noy’s debut novel, Bird, came out in 2015 to much critical acclaim. Other collections of short fiction and novellas include Swim for the Little One First (FC2), What Begins with Bird (FC2), and The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf). She has published work in The Kenyon Review, Antioch, Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Western Humanities Review, The Believer, NOON, and New York Tyrant, among others. She was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has taught for many years in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, as well as at Phillips Andover and the University of Florida. She serves on the board of directors at Fiction Collective Two.

Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, and the upcoming The Other Mother and Cardboard Knight. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide. Matthew is a 35-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. He has also told stories for This American Life, TED, The Colin McEnroe Show, The Story Collider, The Liar Show, Literary Death Match, The Mouth, and many others.

Michael Preston has performed on Broadway and internationally with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at Trinity College in Hartford. He served as co-director of Doug Elkins’ Fräulein Maria, a playful dance-imbued love letter to The Sound of Music, performed in New York, at Jacob’s Pillow, around the country and at Hartford Stage in June 2011. He also portrayed Egeus/Peter Quince in Darko Tresnjak’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in January 2014. He is the newest Scrooge in the Hartford Stage production of A Christmas Carol.

It's gonna be awesome.


Ahhh.... Key West. May 28 2015

You can now get your Storymatics at all three museums run by the Key West Arts and Historical Society.

CUSTOM HOUSE MUSEUM


281 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305)295-6616


LIGHTHOUSE AND KEEPERS’ QUARTERS


938 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-0012

FORT EAST MARTELLO MUSEUM


3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-3913

 


A big Storymatic welcome to Tryon Palace! April 28 2015

We’re delighted to be carried in the museum shop of Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St. in New Bern, North Carolina. New York folks, you might recognize the name “Tryon” from Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. Same guy. William Tryon was Royal Governor of North Carolina (1765-1771) before he was named governor of New York (1771).

Royal Governor William Tryon and his family brought architect John Hawks from London to design and build the Georgian-style structure. Completed in 1770, Tryon Palace served as the first permanent capitol of North Carolina and home to the Tryon family.
Tryon Palace was the site of the first sessions of the general assembly for the State of North Carolina following the revolution and housed the state governors until 1794. In 1798, fire destroyed the original Palace building. An extensive 30-year campaign to rebuild the Palace and restore the grounds was launched by the people of New Bern, state leaders, world craftsmen, and generous, dedicated citizens such as Mrs. James Edwin Latham. Their efforts led to the triumphal reopening of the Palace in 1959. Today, the Palace lives on as a testament to history, community and rebirth.
Tryon Palace is a beautiful place to explore history and discover stories!