Nagoya Writes

November 1, 2011

October 2011 Open Reading Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 6:52 am

Dear Nagoya Writes,

Critique and Open Reading Review
October, 2011


Five of us gathered at Mondo’s Book store for the second Writes Critique .
First we worked on points that make or break a good novel.
One being characters that are just too good or bad to be believed.
Then we plowed into the works of Tim and Iain. Suggestions for improvement
was in character development and story flow.

Open Reading:

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poem ~ Tell Me ~
How you grow your roots to grab the earth.

Albert Sussler ( USA )
prose ~ Search for Soba ~
Now overlapping the smell of wet clothes was the perfume of citrus fruit.
joke ~ Cold Water~
Did you wash these dishes?

Paul Binford ( USA )
prose ~ The Shademakers ~
What the hell do you want a dead opossum for?

Vash Bandy ( USA )
prose ~ The Bone Lady ~
Carly harvested bones.

William Matheny ( USA )
poem ~ Yayoi 2011 ~
From the rumbling of the earth and ocean born, a dreadful liquid of anarchy.
death an ordinary tragedy and life an ordinary miracle.
poem ~ Proposal to American Poets by Yone Noguchi
You say far too much I say.


On Friday the 28th Vash organized a Rocky Horror Picture Show.
It was a wild party of 40 dancing, shouting, rice throwing custom dressed roisters.
The event was a huge success.

Coming up:
The Next Open Readings is scheduled for November 20th. from 4:30 – 7:00 P.M.
The ‘Create Writing’ workshop is scheduled from 2:00.
Both events will be held at Mondo Books, the second story book story and lounge.
just two blocks from Kamimaizu station, next to the Bank of Nagoya

Thanks Hitomi, Jose, and Mike of Mondo Books. Thanks Vash for the Critque and Party.
Thanks, all the readers and guests for keeping the word alive well and dancing on the chairs.

Help to spread the word.


Albert Sussler.


quote: Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh
– erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever.
Can’t you just see it? Don’t dream it, be it. Rocky Horror Picture Show, Richard O’Brian


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