Nagoya Writes

December 28, 2013

December Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 11:08 am

December 2013 Open Reading Review

This year for the first time in the Nagoya Writes history we pulled off 12 Open Readings for the year.
We could not have done it without so many stepping up to the plate. Thank you all for making it happen.
For our last event we had Five Readers Readings and a party at the end.

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poem   ~ Tree ~  by Shuntaro Tanikawa
Until the day I fade I go nowhere.
poem   ~ Naked ~  by Shuntaro Tanikawa
I am afraid to touch myself.
poem ~ Once Upon a Time ~ by Shuntaro Tanikawa
I wondered about my belly button and always fell asleep playing with it.

Brett Hack ( USA )
prose   ~ Grocery Store Romance Acclamation ~
The way you test every step before you take it, the way your eyes bulge at everything they see because each thing might be an answer.

Lydia Irby ( USA ) debut
prose   ~ Walking with Mom ~
One day my adventures took me to a street beyond the furthest street she had ever crossed.
poem ~ Sounds of Nagoya ~
… the click of a cane from a woman wearing gold shoes.

Ernie Schaal ( USA )
prose   ~ Funeral – The arrival of Beth ~
He never sees a real Japanese ballet performance because he is afraid it won’t live up to his expectations.

Albert Sussler ( USA )
Joke   ~ Big and Small Decisions ~
If deciding where you live is a small decision, what is a big decision?
Prose   ~ The Reporter. ~
I asked some villagers to protect the car so that it wouldn’t be eaten by the lion and headed back to Nairobi to get new tire tubes.
Essay   ~ Myths we are Taught~
Columbus called the natives ‘In Dios’ because they were naked like god.


Coming up:
January 26th: Sunday
Open Reading: from 3:00 ~ 5:00P.M.
At the Kameshima Community Center.

We will be picking positions for our new year, so if you want to be the
hand for organizing the NW, editing the web site, organizing work shops and organizing publicity,
let us know, as we decide after the January Reading.
This all takes team work. That is what keeps the Nagoya Writes alive and kicking.

Map to the venue: Click here.

Wish you all the best for your much needed holiday and inspiration for works for next year.

Help to spread the word.

Albert Sussler


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