Nagoya Writes

September 17, 2011

September 2011 Open Reading Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 12:03 pm

Dear Nagoya Writes,

Our fall season got to a good start.  I was a bit apprehensive before arriving at Mondo’s after receiving a handful of
cancellation e-mails.  What a pleasant turnout.  And moving works at that.

It seems that the word about our Open Reads is getting around.  New faces come to join our group each time. Thanks


Paul Binford ( USA )
prose  ~ The Shademakers  ~
the crow … a court jester marking the proceedings of the mock ceremony.

Iain Maloney ( Scotland )
prose ~ Fuji Rock -Ever After ~
That’s what Aya-chan does, she repeats things.

John Parsons ( USA )
prose ~ The Bookstore ~
Everything in the store was stolen.

Vash Bandy ( USA )
prose ~ Ten Years ~
The universe’s tendency is towards disorder makes death an ordinary tragedy and life an ordinary miracle.

Albert Sussler ( USA )
prose ~ The Chicken Dance ~
The chicken dance … She warned ‘it might get noisy.’
poetry ~ A Library of Concern ~
As their hopes crumbled like cakes of dried mud.
prose ~ A mom in Miyagi living Fukushima Hell ( from Fukushima Diary ) ~
I am exhausted mentally and physically due to a succession of unlikely events.


Coming up:

The Next Open Readings is scheduled for October 23rd. from 4:00- 7:00 P.M.
The ‘Create Writing’ workshop organized by Vash will run from 1:30 – 3:00ish .

If you have original work you would like critiqued at the next workshop, contact Vash.

Both events will be held at Mondo Books, a second story book story and lounge,
just two blocks from Kamimaizu station, next to the Bank of Nagoya


Cheers to Jose and Mike for providing the wonderful site for our Open Readings and workshop.

Growing ideas, in a supportive environment, that is what we are all about.
Help to spread the word.

Albert Sussler.

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth
without destroying his roots. -Frank Howard Clark


1 Comment »

  1. Thanks!

    Looking forward to seeing you again on October the 23rd at Mondo Books!

    We encourage anyone coming to register on our Facebook event pages:

    Nagoya Writes Writers’ Workshop 1:30 – 3:00

    Nagoya Writes Open Reading 4:00- 7:00


    “…Mondo Books is a must know store for anyone with even a fleeting interest in reading and less money than Donald Trump.”
    -Adam Miller, NagMag

    Mondo Books: Read More for Less
    In the heart of Nagoya, Japan

    Comment by Mike Miller — October 16, 2011 @ 11:59 am | Reply

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