A Whole Lotta HUMP

Hi friends!

There seems to be so much happening lately, I can barely keep up! I am so grateful that I was able to participate in the Alchemy for Writers 101 event last Sunday, held at a landmark, The Alchemist Theater in Bay View, Wisconsin. There were over 50 writers gathered, and my presentation was on (guess what?) Flash Fiction! I have to thank Mike Timms for all of his hard work in making this event come alive, as well as Sheila Julson for asking me to participate. And a nod to community spirit among writers! Alchemy for Writers | Project Empty Space

Here are some other current happenings:

1) I’m reading with the uber-talented Jason Lee Norman on his America’s Book Tour next Monday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust Street. Here is more information: http://riverwestpublichouse.wordpress.com/ Please help us spread the word and bring your friends!

2) If you want to know a little more about Jason Lee Norman, read this interview with him at LitStack: http://litstack.com/?p=7882

3) xTx’s “Last Things” up at Thrush Poetry: http://thrushpoetryjournal.com/?p=1860&preview=true

4) Meg Tuite delivers the goods (when doesn’t she?!) for July Connotation Press, fiction issue: http://connotationpress.com/fiction.html. Includes Timothy Gager, DJ Berndt, Lisa Marie Basile, Harley May and so many others!

5) Casey Hannon is “Headless” at Matchbook! :http://www.matchbooklitmag.com/

6) Deep thoughts by Steve Almond at The Baffler: http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_jokes_on_you

7) Press 1 is chock full of goodies. Including stellar James Claffey: http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v6n1/claffey.html. And the inimitable Marcus Speh: http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v6n1/speh.html. Also fine poet, James Valvis: http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v6n1/valvis.html

8) A wonderfully tender and sad story by Matthew Salesses at Guernica: http://www.guernicamag.com/fiction/high-schools-or-how-to-be-asian-american/

9) I have no clue how I missed this gem from Berit Ellingsen at Everyday Genius: http://www.everyday-genius.com/2012/05/berit-ellingson.html

10) Molly Gaudry’s lovely “No-Nation Woman” is up at Barrelhouse: http://www.barrelhousemag.com/no-nation-woman-by-molly-gaudry/

Bonus Features:

Thrice Fiction, July 2012 issue is out! My piece, “There’s No Place like Home” is included on page 36. Thanks, editor Bob Spryszac! http://www.thricefiction.com/pdf/ThriceFiction005X.pdf

July Blue Five Notebook: http://bluefifthreview.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/blue-five-notebook-july-2012-12-13/

NAP 2.8 is out!!!: NAP

New Sixth Finch: http://sixthfinch.com/mainsummer12.html


About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, Robert leads week long National writing retreats at sites like Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Synergia Ranch, and EarthRise IONS. His poems and fiction are published in over 500 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Los Angeles Weekly, Literary Orphans and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Editor-in-Chief at (b)OINK magazine and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing in Milwaukee. He is six times a Pushcart Prize Nominee and his fiction and poetry have won awards, including a Micro-Fiction runner-up (2012) and twice a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Fiction Award (2013-14). His books are: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms); RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press), and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press).
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12 Responses to A Whole Lotta HUMP

  1. Dear Robert, thanks for mentioning the Press 1 issue, I really appreciate it. Enjoying the “hump” here and elsewhere…cheers from Berlin!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Great post, as always with your HUMP days! I look forward to them now!

  3. Dez says:

    I bet your presentation on Flash Fiction was fantastic for the workshop you taught last weekend. Those participants were lucky to have you. Keep up the great work.

  4. Wallace says:

    I am blown away by how much time you devote to others, Robert. It is truly inspiring.

  5. Dorothy says:

    Wish I lived in Milwaukee to hear your reading on Monday night, Robert. Have fun and break a leg!

  6. timothygager says:

    Thanks for naming names!

  7. Arielle says:

    This will help me understand more about writing, and I can’t thank you enough.

  8. Carolee Fanger says:

    This site is great. Regards, Carol E. Fanger

  9. Dean says:

    Thanks for all of your useful information in the blog post. You are one generous soul.

  10. Denise says:

    Hello Robert, that is a cool post. It gave me exactly the information I was looking for! Can’t wait to dive into all the others!

  11. Lisa Dennis says:

    I enjoy your interesting blog. Thanks for posting so much great content.

  12. Caroline says:

    Keep up the great, amazing work by posting incredible posts, as you always do. I adore reading them every weekend!

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