And off we go… WiP is on to the second installment on Sunday, March 18th. The first event went really well. I think we can all agree… Is there any practice more confirming of the intuitive skills a writer engages when crafting their beloved, than reading it to an audience of peers? In a constructive environment this practice is ultimately giving, as it reveals what lands. A few nights ago I attended a CCNY writer’s gathering in the East Village. It’s hosted by writer and City College Adjunct Professor, Nicole Treska. I was able to speak with her, and glean some of here special insight. She feels that if your work hits home for you in a visceral sense, it will probably have that interaction with the reader. Other wisdom that went whizzing through the place was the recognition of differing writing practices. Some writer’s evolve their work privately, while others take their practice out in to the world.
Jennifer Sears has published work in Ninth Letter, Fence Magazine, and the Boston Globe. She is finishing her novel and a story collection. She performs, and teaches belly dance at NYU. For the curious: the orientalish —An inquiry into Orientalism by a dedicated practictioner and uneasy lover of the “Oriental Dance” Arts.
Wah-Ming Chang has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2006, 2010), the Urban Artist Initiative, the Bronx Writers’ Center, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review and Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, and her nonfiction in Words Without Borders. She is working on two books: Mule City, a novel about ghosts and mules populating the Yangtze River; and This, Too, Is Life, a meditation on the intersections between life and death, influence and creativity, joy and wonder, biography and autobiography. She cohosts the Sunday Salon reading series. In addition to her literary work, she is experimenting with two ongoing dance/performance projects that explore the voice of the body. You can follow, or join Wah-Ming on her journey at wmc is now here
Joshua Charles Boardman writes fiction, works in Rare Books at the Strand, and serves as the Fiction Editor for Moonshot Magazine. He’s influenced by Classical literature, the modernists, and is really turned on by experimental form in fiction. Josh’s Tweets: @chupacabrando
Bruce Mason was conceived on the Mekong River. Weighing 10 pounds and 15 and one half ounces at birth, he believes children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. He splits his time between Brooklyn and hiding underneath Esther Bell’s bed.
Mansu Edwards is a self published writer from East N.Y. Brooklyn. He’s written “The Disappearance of Hate”, and the one of a kind inspirational cookbook which encouraged people to achieve their dreams through positiviy and action. In the spring/summer of 2012 he will release “B.A.Y.” Vol.1, a collection of short stories, and other writings. Mansu on Twitter @Ohassa