Nagoya Writes

June 23, 2011

June 2011 Open Reading Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 11:31 am

Our first Open Reading at Mondo Books, had a good turn out
10 Readers. The venue I found well suited for our event. On the
second floor of the Kamimaizu location surrounded by books, our
reading had the place and time to fill the 3 hours will the word and
wine. A good combination. Most of the works were concerned about
death… something about out times?


Tom Cho (Australia) debut
poetry < Chinese Whispers >
Popularity is a game, for those who are not popular learn to play
prose < Look who’s morphing >
Me I morphed into a giant reptilian creature

Tom Baurele ( USA )
prose < Probing the Universe >
Let’s try this one and see if there’s anything different up there.

Paul Binford ( USA )
prose < At the Edge of the Sea >
There was no door to knock.

Ernie Schaal ( USA )
prose < Murder Case > by Nathaniel ?
The liver had been roasted.

Vash Bandy (USA )
prose < the encounter >
Better to die with blood in your muzzle then a boot to your back.

Albert Sussler ( USA )
prose < Sotoba >
The weathered inscriptions of faded names mumbled to me of past lives .

Camilo Villlanueve ( USA )
prose < My Pal Jim >
He was one of those poets who didn’t know any better.
poetry < Kimiko Han >
Give beads a chance

Shannon Coles ( Australia )
poetry < Black Tide and Butterflies >
Baptizing some, while drowning most.

Joanna Tocher (UK – Norway ) debut
prose < Too Scared >
Maybe they’re waiting to laugh or complain, so I am too scared to
play my guitar.
poetry < For Music >
They want to know who looks best and they hope it is them.

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poetry < Graphs >
Always feel that the smallest one must be mine.
poetry < A Morning Scene >
As if this moment could make everything go perfectly
poetry < I have… >
Each contradicts the rest of them

Coming up:
The Next Open Readings is scheduled for July 10th. from 4:00- 7:00 P.M.
at Mondo Books, a second story book story and lounge.
just two blocks from Kamimaizu station, Nagoya.

For direction: click here

I want to thank the Jose, Mike and Hitomi for providing us such a good
and each of you for working hard in creating your own works and
sharing with us your creativity.
Thank you all for bringing life to our Open Readings.

Help to spread the word.

Albert Sussler.

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
~Henry Van Dyke


1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the update and the kind worlds, Albert.

    I’d just like to let you know that the directions included in this post to Mondo Books / The Mondo Lounge are correct. For some reason, Google has replaced the “Mondo Lounge” in the title to that of our sister company ‘Mondo Media Networks (GK)’. (I’m still trying to find out why!)

    Anyhow, you can also find more info about the store and upcoming events at


    Mondo Mike

    Comment by Mike Miller — July 1, 2011 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

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