Nagoya Writes

March 10, 2013

March Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 12:19 pm

March 2013

It was a cool afternoon, hopefully the end of winter’s chill.
I heard that some new faces would be coming. This makes
me happy to take the long train ride into Nagoya.

What I didn’t expect was to have the most debuts every in all my years with the Nagoya Writes.
New works with new flavors made for a warm get together of sharing the word. It was also the final
Reading of Vash before she returns to the States.. She had come from Philadelphia 2 years ago and
quickly became a vital member of our circle. Her efforts got the critic workshops alive and kicking.
I hope here energy continue in all of use.

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The Nine Open Readings:

Albert Sussler ( USA )
essay    ~ Reasoning vs Intuition ~
The problem with reasoning is that the mind can never reach a conclusion.
prose    ~ The cancelation ~
With that I left her with her Crime and Punishment and went on to the dinning room.

Ernie Schaal ( USA )
prose   ~ The Phone Call ~
I know your virtues and tolerance of people’s knowledge is not one of them.

Akiko Nose ( Japan ) debut
prose   ~ Self Intro ~
I haven’t played koto for 40 years.

Kayo Kazumi ( Japan ) debut
poem   ~ Absolute Colors: a translation of Fukumi Shimura ~
No one can complete their lives as pure white.

Ivy Hidaka ( Philippines ) debut
prose   ~Word Child ~
It felt like she wanted to avoid me.

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poem     ~ Journey of a Bag ~
An empty bag is lonely.
poem    ~ Watashi ~
I have two faces, one is a poet, the other … a mask pressed for time.

Yuri Okayama ( Japan ) debut
poem   ~ I have a Cat ~
I see her ears move towards me.

Taiko Ito ( Japan ) debut
poem   ~ The Dance by Oriah Mountain Dreamer ~
Don’t say yes, just take my hand and dance with me.

Vash Bandy ( USA )
prose     ~ Until we Meet Again ~
Knowing what you are eating is highly overrated.


Coming up:
April 14th: Open Reading,
Start at 3:30 P.M.
At Mondo Books in Kamimaizu
Thanks Jose and Hitomi for your warmth and hospitality.

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.


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:

All your efforts keeps our circle alive.
Help to spread the word.
Albert Sussler

quote: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin


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