Nagoya Writes

February 3, 2013

January Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 10:39 am

January 2013

We got off to a good start. A critic of Tim working in the Iyric voice
and Iain’s narration verses dialog.  Vash and Albert adding their thoughts.

This was followed by a lively Open Reading.
Happy to see so many faces, both veterans and new and so much original work.

There is nothing like the spirit of creativity to warm the heart.


The Open Reading:

Vash Bandy ( USA )
prose     ~ Ain’t no Life being Afraid ~
Just as there wasn’t any point to being scared of the well
at all, even though the older kids liked to tell the younger … of the
girl who fell in and drowned .
prose    ~Sticks, Zack and Sunshine~
I only have a copy of the story I told myself on a memory chip…
and that ain’t enough.

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poems     ~ Words that Fell Off, a collection ~
poem     ~ Pencil Sharpener ~
The inside of the trash can was all black from the lead grounded
into powder.
poem     ~ Traffic Accident ~
It was an accident that the word rushed out and hit the ear.
poem     ~ Snow Flake ~
The Chrystal of nature had instantly disappeared.

Miwako Someya   ( Japan ) debut
poems     ~ Haiku Collection ~
Somethings that agitate me, strong north wind.
Fixed carillon one stands dancing in a rainbow of sound.
A bird’s cry brings a fire of life.

Albert Sussler ( USA )
poem    ~ Personality Traits ~
Pleasure: enjoying the stimulation of senses or interchange of
social contact- the hummingbird

Brett Hack ( USA )
prose   ~ Maid Body Guard ~
They got by with subtle threats and the arts of crisis stoking.

Paul Binford ( USA )
prose     ~ She Might be Keiko ~
He had to remember that guy was in the circus.

Coming up:
March 3rd,
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 story
building next to the Bank of Nagoya just two blocks east from Kamimaizu
station gate 3,

If you plan to attend or not the next reading, do write me at:

Through shared expression that one’s talents are revealed.
Help to spread the word.
Albert Sussler

quote: To find yourself, think for yourself


1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for spending free time to write “January Review Nagoya Writes”.
    Many thanks yet again ,Sheri

    Comment by — February 11, 2013 @ 2:59 am | Reply

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