Nagoya Writes

March 3, 2012

February Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 5:34 pm
Nagoya Writes Open Reading Review:
February 2012

At first I was worried of the turn out since so many members had
contacted me of conflicts with work and health. Yet in spite of that
there was a good turn out.  4 for the Critic & 6 Readers for the Reading.

The  Critic

The Critic lead by Vash Bandy with  Chambers, Maloney, Binford and Sussler.
First focusing on Ian Maloney’s short story, ‘ You pay your Money’
A good discussion of his character and plot development.
At the end we worked on a writing exercise ‘The Secret’.

The Open Reading:

Albert Sussler ( USA )
Poem ~ Sensor / Intuition ~
The human animal is a hunter by design.
Essay ~ The Ocean of Emotions~
There are countless possible selves, like masks we wear
for success, trauma and the usual day.

Tim Chambers ( USA )
prose  ~ Banana Republic in Blues  ~
Your glad to have the instinct to keep your glasses on.

Vash Bandy ( USA )
prose ~Champaign Trail ~
The elevator was chancy at best, so he took the stairs.

Preston Bernstein ( USA ) debut
prose ~Cyclops~
… back to a house that didn’t know me.
~ Nausicaa ~
… to sleep with if I go home with her.
~ Ithaca ~
I lock myself in a motel and never go out again.

Paul Binford ( USA )
prose ~ Freeze Frame ~
…tragedy  of youth or joy of youth.

Joana Tocher (UK – Norway )
poem ~ Baby you might be a star now~
It would have been better to ask her to be his girl friend first.
poem ~ I’m not tired ~
In Norwegian


Coming up:

March 25th
Open Readings will start at 4:00 P.M.
The Writer’s Critique will be start at 2:00

April 15th
Open Readings will start at 4:00 P.M.
The Writer’s Critique will be start at 2:00

All to be held at Mondo Books in Kamimaizu
If you have original work you would like critiqued at the next workshop, contact Vash.


Site: Mondo Books is a used bookstore and lounge, on the second story
building next to the Bank of Nagoya just two blocks east from Kamimaizu station, 


Thanks  Hitomi, Jose, and Mike of Mondo Books for all your help.
Thanks, to the participants for your valuable contributions.

It is what keeps our Open Readings alive.
As Tim said, Literary groups are fragile.
Without dedicated support,they are so easy to disappear. We are what each of us brings.

At the beginning of the Open Reading we had a discussion of the ‘Structure of the Nagoya
Writes’. The focus of ‘NW Structure ‘ is  to make clear who is responsible for what.
At the end of the discussion we came to a unanimous decision to accept the proposal.
Thank you all for your suggestions and ideas.

Help to spread the word.


Albert Sussler.

quote: when he died, novels were lost since he never wrote anything down. ~author unknown

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