Monday, January 05, 2009

Published in "Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" and other happenings

Hello Friends,

It's been a long time. 2008 was too fantastic for words, and 2009 is kicking off to an amazing start! The immediate news: The six-word love story I submitted to SMITH Magazine will be published in "Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak by Writers Famous and Obscure" coming out from HarperPerennial tomorrow, January 6, 2009. Their first book, Not Quite What I Was Planning, was a big hit, and this one is already getting great press. I know with your help, we can reach even more people!

Also, I'll be reading at Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match at the Elbo Room, this Friday, January 9--Come out and cheer! Happy 2009 to everyone, and thanks for your support of my writing.

Here are the details about the Literary Death Match, as it was sent to me:

SF Literary Death Match’s first 2009 episode launches at our all-new space-for-hijinks, Elbo Room, and we’re kicking things off with a star-studded affair.

Rodes Fishburne (representing The Rumpus), Katie Crouch (Tin House), Veronica Chater (Memoir, (And)) and Jaynel Attolini (Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak by Writers Famous and Obscure) will spark off verbal pyrotechnics for ten minutes or less, then be judged by comedy queen Melanie Case and editorial gurus Andrew Leland (The Believer) and James Hass (The Farallon Review).

Time and Place
Date: Friday, January 9, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Elbo Room
Street: 647 Valencia St. San Francisco

Hosted by Alana Conner and Sky Hornig.

Cost: $5 (another $5 scores you the Opium Print of your choice--a $10 cover price)