Nagoya Writes

December 29, 2012

December Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes,Uncategorized — show1miyamura @ 2:31 pm

December 2012

With much relief, the Nagoya Writes heard the call
to come together. It was the best turnout all year with over 10
in attendance. Some first timers and some who have not attended
for over a year.

Open Readings are fragile, as can be seen all over the world with
their disappearances. The NW is the last regular English friendly
Open Reading left in Japan. It has a 20 + year history, evolving
as members and demands change.
I am happy to say our writings are alive and kicking.

The Open Reading:

Paul Binford ( USA )
prose     ~ Cameron’s Luck ~
If you want it too badly you won’t get it.

Takashi Wakui ( Japan )
essay    ~ What if you Print Japanese banknotes like Crazy.
It is clear … that Japan currently has a huge pool of
unmet demand.

Leah Sullivan ( USA )
critique ~ Haiku
I’m in a tentative position.

Albert Sussler ( USA )
prose    ~ Tidbits of Christmas ~
I heard a gasp, its the real Santa, he speaks in a foreign language .
prose    ~ Gun Right ~
You can remove chewing gun from your hair with peanut butter
but how do you remove killings from schools.

Iain Maloney ( Scotland )
prose   ~ Freedom ~
Should I take advice from you?… You take drugs from me, why
draw the line.


Coming up:
January 27th,
Open Readings will start at 3:30 P.M.
The Writer’s Critique will be start at 1:30
Both events are held at Mondo Books in Kamimaizu

If you have original work you would like critiqued at the next workshop,
please register and submit work here by the preceding Friday night for distribution.
The address is


Mondo Books is a used bookstore and lounge, on the second floor of the
building next to the Bank of Nagoya just two blocks east from Kamimaizu station gate 3.


Please don’t be complacent. We are not a permanent group. Only with activity,
does our literary pursuits survive. We are not big enough for members to take
a back seat and just watch from the side lines. If you plan to attend or not the
next reading, do email me.
The Nagoya Writes needs readers. Encourage new faces to join. Your efforts
are always appreciated. It is though shared expression that one’s talents are
revealed. Being active helps both you and us.

Help to spread the word.
Albert Sussler

quote: Don’t go where you are tolerated, go where you are celebrated.


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