I’m reading a short experimental humor piece at the launch party for David Moscovich's new book "You Are Make Very Important Bathtime" at Cake Shop in NYC on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join the Facebook event here!
BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION: YOU ARE MAKE VERY IMPORTANT BATHTIME by David Moscovich (Journal of Experimental Fiction)
CAKE SHOP/152 Ludlow Street, New York, New York 10002
Wednesday, October 23, 6-8PM
Music by diNMachine and David Moscovich
Readings by: David Moscovich, Ben Bush, Alex Cuff, Amber Drea, Jeff Grunthaner, Justin Maki, Paco Marquez, Dustin Luke Nelson, Joseph Riippi, Mike Topp, Javier Zamora
YOU ARE MAKE VERY IMPORTANT BATHTIME is Moscovich’s new novella about an expatriate in a foreign land and his failure to navigate the awkward seas of extreme culture clash. Set in Southern Japan, it is a celebration of the beauty of misunderstanding and the inadvertent poetry of bad grammar. Published by Journal of Experimental Fiction (Geneva, IL) in September of 2013. Cover art: Beatriz Albuquerque. Genre: Fiction, 102 pages. ISBN: 978-1884097546.
For this event, Dustin Luke Nelson of InDigest Magazine will host a celebration of the book featuring a collaboration between experimental electronic rock band, diNMachine, and David Moscovich, who will be reading from the book. Also reading short selections from their own work will be poets and writers from NYU’s creative wrting program and from the larger community. Copies of the book will be available at the event.
David Moscovich writes flash fiction and plays with glossolalia and collage to appropriate, self-appropriate and remix fiction. His stories and instigations have appeared in some magazines and not in others. His collection of one-page fictions, You Are Make Very Important Bathtime, is available from Journal of Experimental Fiction (Geneva, IL). He lives in New York City.
Ben Bush's fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in Yeti, The Literary Review, and The Fanzine. He has contributed to The Believer, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, and Bitch.
Alex Cuff lives in Brooklyn where she edits No, Dear magazine and teaches high school.
Amber Drea is a writer, magazine editor and storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her fiction has been published by NorthvilleReview.com, Another Chicago Magazine, The2ndHand.com and The Chicago Reader, among others, and she has a creative nonfiction piece forthcoming via HypertextMag.com. Amber has also been a featured performer at the New York City-based storytelling series Local Stories and at The Lucky Horseshoe Open Mic in San Francisco.
Jeffrey Grunthaner was born in New Jersey, and currently lives in New York City. He works at various jobs: among them, freelance writer, art assistant, flyer-distributor, tutor, etc. His poetry has either appeared, or is forthcoming in Caper Journal and Vox Poetica.
Justin Maki spent four years teaching in public schools in Osaka, Japan and currently works for a Japanese news agency in Manhattan. He was an editor of the literary journal Walkabout for two years while studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His poetry has appeared in Strategic Confusion and Square One, and his microfiction has been in the online journal matchbook.
Originally from Mexico and Northern California, Paco Marquez’s poetry has appeared in Occupoetry.org, Late Peaches, the 2013 Squaw Valley Review, and is soon to go up on giant wall in Sacramento through the Del Paso Walls & Words Project. He is a Lillian Vernon Fellow, MFA student at NYU.
Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of Abraham Lincoln. He writes radio stuff, jokes for babies, poems for humans, and space jargon for bifocals. He’s working on things.
Joseph Riippi is author of Puyallup, Washington (an interrogation), a fiction chapbook forthcoming this winter from Publishing Genius. In 2014, Civil Coping Mechanisms will release his next two novels, Because and Research (A Novel for Performance). His other books include A Cloth House and The Orange Suitcase.
Mike Topp was born in Washington, D.C. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. Recent books include Sasquatch Stories (Publishing Genius) and 29 Mini-Essays (Amazon Kindle).
Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador. At the age of nine he immigrated to the “Yunaited Estais.” He is a CantoMundo fellow and a Breadloaf scholarship recipient whose work was selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2013. His chapbook, Nine Immigrant Years, is the winner of the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts Contest. Zamora’s poems appear or are forthcoming in New Border, OmniVerse, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and elsewhere.