Friday, May 7, 2010

Seasonal Shorts: A Quarterly Reading Series

Last October, over lunch at Oakland's Red Oak Cafe, writer Karen Lillis asked if I might like to read with Ben Tanzer, who was coming to town the following month. I was eager to join forces with him, and Karen--who was finishing up coursework for her Master of Library Science degree--subsequently asked Duquesne Professor Craig Bernier to share some of his work. Karen suggested several names for the reading, one of which was "Winter Shorts." This immediately conjured an image of Santa in red flannel Daisy Dukes whose leg holes were trimmmed in white fur (yeah, I know....I wonder about my brain, too, on occasion.) Long story short, this is how the quarterly 'seasonal shorts' reading series was born. Ben, Craig, and I read to a really nice crowd at Te Cafe in early November, as rain slanted against the windows outside.

Spring has now burst forth in the Burgh, and we are beginning the series in earnest, with the next installment bringing several writers to the Burgh from far-away places, including Hawaii, the state author and fight journalist Marshal Carper currently calls home.

Check out the bill for May 14th:

SPRING SHORTS: Gaudry, Kavulic, Carper, Bowen & Guz

When? Friday, May 14, 2010, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where? Fast Forward Gallery, 3700 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Cover? $4 (Liquid refreshment will be provided. Snack, too!)

Join us for a night of excellent readings by:

Molly Gaudry:
Molly is author of We Take Me Apart and Flora the Whore (a novel in tweets). She is also associate editor at Keyhole Magazine. Learn more about her at

Adam Kavulic:
Adam is a writer, photographer, and New Yinzer contributor. See some of his work here:

Chris Bowen:
Chris is a Cleveland-based writer and editor of Burning River Press

Marshal Carper:
Marshal is Editor-in-Chief of and author of The Cauliflower Chronicles. Check out more of his world here:

Savannah Schroll Guz:
Savannah is author of American Soma, editor of Consumed: Women on Excess, and New Yinzer's fiction editor. Keep up with her jonzes here:


  1. Cool! Good luck with it. Wish I could be there.

  2. Hey, Jason! Thank you!! Let me know if you get back to city...we'll schedule a reading for you also! I know you have books coming out, I think, from Six Gallery?