A Little Bit of News

The ASHA Convention is the premier annual event for speech-language pathologists. September 14 2018

We will be in booth 871. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, November 15-17.

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.


Hey, Stores! You asked for displays, so we made 'em! November 04 2015

Introducing our new in-store POS displays. They look great. They’re attractive, space-efficient, and sturdy.

  • Each display holds six units
  • Handsome birch ply with color printing
  • Easy to assemble
  • Made in USA

Your display also comes with a packet of sample cards as well as plastic card-holders that attach to the back of the display— a handy way to show your customers what’s inside the box. Set-up instructions are also included.

Classic and Kids displays are each $25. But if you order 12 units, the price goes to $20. Order 24+, and you get a FREE display. 

Rememory displays are $20. Order 12 units, price goes to $16. Order 24+, and you get a FREE one.

Storymatic Classic display, hooray!Storymatic Kids display, hooray!Rememory display, hooray!

 

 


Go West, young Storymatic! September 27 2015

We will be attending the Pacific Northwest Book Association trade show in Portland, Oregon as well as the Northern California Independent Book Association show in San Francisco.

Portland is October 3-4. San Francisco is October 15-16.

If you're there, please come by the booth to say hi! We'll be in booth 19 for PNBA and 401 for NCIBA.


The Storymatic family is now available at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts! June 03 2015

 

 

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(888) MIA-ARTS (642-2787) (Toll Free)


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

 


Now Available in the Historic Annapolis Museum Store (99 Main St.)! May 13 2015

Annapolis a day keeps the doctor away!

 

The Museum Store is located on the first floor of the Historic Annapolis Museum building at 99 Main Street. The Museum Store is a shopping destination that makes a difference by supporting the education and preservation mission of Historic Annapolis, a private, non-profit organization. The captivating regional mix of merchandise ties to our Chesapeake Bay heritage with nautical, garden and historic gifts. The store offers a marvelous selection of boat models, tableware, vintage inspired jewelry, crab inspired gifts, books and home décor. We invite you to enjoy the exploration of this quintessential Annapolis shopping experience. Your purchases contribute to maintaining the unique beauty of Annapolis for future generations.

-- Historic Annapolis Foundation

 

 


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!


Playwrights, actors, directors! April 08 2015

Storymatic and Rememory are appearing now at the Signature Theatre Bookstore.

"The bookstore at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located in the central lobby adjacent to The Irene Diamond Stage, allows you to fully experience all that Signature has to offer. We feature numerous titles by and related to our past and present Playwrights-in-Residence, as well as the works that inspired them, artist and staff favorites, and books related to the larger themes of our shows. You can also take home a piece of the experience by picking up a show poster or Signature merchandise, as well as learn more about The Pershing Square Signature Center architect Frank Gehry or attend a book club meeting or other event. The Signature bookstore is the ideal place for buying, browsing, relaxing, and people-watching before or after taking in a show, so be sure to make time for this literary haven."

Signature Theatre Company
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 6PM - 11PM 
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 12PM-11PM

 


Hello, writers of Weston Middle School! April 07 2015

Keep up the good work. 
Students from Weston Middle School

MainStreet BookEnds nominated for Women's National Book Association Pannell Award! March 04 2015

Congratulations to MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, NH, on being nominated for the Women’s National Book Association Pannell Award. The award recognizes a bookstore “that enhances their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in their young patrons.”

We’re proud to be carried by such a valuable, community-minded store!

MainStreet BookEnds


Thank you, Leonard. March 03 2015

I was fortunate to work with United States Artists and to have the honor of writing short stories that Leonard Nimoy presented at Paramount Studios and Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of USA’s annual celebration of artists.

I loved working with Leonard. He was a passionate advocate of art and artists. We didn’t talk much about Star Trek or any of that stuff. Instead, we shared a few stories about growing up, and we talked about art and the creative process, and we had some laughs. He really was one of the nicest people you could ever meet.

I’d like to encourage you all to do more than watch Star Trek re-runs in his honor. I mean, yes, do that, for sure. But maybe do something else that I think Leonard would appreciate: throw some support to the arts and the artists in your community. I believe he would like that very much. After all, it’s through art that we live long and prosper.

Thank you for everything, Leonard.