This is a long post, so scroll down if you want to skip ahead in the story to any of these sections: Start (about starting this comic) Momentum (about planning for this kickstarter) The Wreck (about my bike crash) Peddle to the Metal (rushing to put the kickstater up) Party …
Top of the Line is about a kid growing into a hero, and in the process becoming a terrible bigoted human being.
Did you watch Clash of the Titans once when you were ten, and love it but not really remember what happened? Did you love dragon ball z but wish they would just get on with it? Do you love Richard Brautigan, Philip K. Dick, David Foster Wallace, and Orson Scott Card?
20 minutes left on my drawathon! Help me reach my goal by donating $100 and getting a copy of Strange Attractors for Free (50 dollar value, 3 available) or Donate $50 and get Final frontier signed by Tom Thomas Scioli (1 available).
Like so many kids in 1980s Pittsburgh, Matthew Newton imagined a better scene and life anywhere else. He found a community playing in punk rock bands. But writing was his first love, and he majored in creative nonfiction at the University of Pittsburgh. Graduating in 2001, he realized he had chosen a field that would be difficult no matter where he lived. A native of Wilkinsburg whose parents moved to Plum just in time for him to be disaffected by high school, he stuck around and made a go of it, freelancing for national magazines and operating a small publishing business out of his house. In addition to full-time work on the South Side as assistant managing editor for the American Economics Institute, he continues to write creative nonfiction, hoping there might be a future in it, albeit
Are there months available during the 2014 calendar year?
2014 is wide open, but I have to warn everybody that the acceptance rate will likely be tougher this year. From now on not only does each applicant need to be approved by all long-term residents, but they must be actively backed by at least one resident. That resident will volunteer to take responsibility for you during your stay (getting you a key, getting you comfortable, setting up an event, etc). I am personally pretty burnt out from a year with 10 visiting writers (no offense, you were all great but I gotta write another book right now).
So if you want to get in here during 2014 bring your A game. Wow us.
Throughout the ages bodies have been transformed- implants/ scarring/ disease/ the natural/ the electronic have been inserted or removed from bodies to form bodies that can be consumed. Instead of making the body more “real” the body is now…
Hi! Please excuse my naked Tumblr, if you can see it. I had to create one to submit a question on this thing and I have no idea what I'm doing. Anyway I am writing about your residency. I've been trying to put together a zine for about two years now, but i live with ~1 million people in a punk house in california, and work full time as a jizz mopper at a porn palace, and CANNOT get anything done. Summer is 2 soon for me to apply, but do u take winter apps?Fall? Ahh im out of space to write mo
If you explore the website (tumblr based) and click at the buttons on top, you can find our application process our email, and mailing address. This fall is kind of crazy at the house. Applying for winter may increase your chances of success.
Recent discussions with fellow writers has lead to the realization that there is a kind of meaning rhyme, or fake-out rhyme often used by rappers that does not seem to have a proper name. I’m calling it a juke rhyme.
I’m a star so I smashed the jar
left bar and hopped in my sedan
As you can see “car” would have been an obvious rhyming synonym of sedan. This makes the coupling of “bar” and “sedan” a juke rhyme.
Any examples from popular music or poetry would be appreciated. Also if there is a per-existing word for this lingual technique, I’d love to hear it.
This event will be held on the Cyberpunk Apocalypse premises.The reception will be at 7pm and the performances will begin at 7:30 pm.
Thank you to all for your support of the Heinz funded Writer’s Showcase series.
The Writer’s Showcase works to advance reading as performance, and would not be possible without the support of The Heinz Endowments’ Small Arts Initiative.
Donations are encouraged but not required. Get ready to be impressed.
The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.
Where: Assemble Art Gallery (5152 Penn Ave. PGH, PA)
Cyberpunk Apocalypse invites you to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the writers’ project. CpA has provided space and opportunity to 36 writers from across the US and Canada, spawned 7 books and countless zines, comics, essays, articles, songs, and stories.
The event will feature local poet and Cave Canem fellow Yona Harvey, Cyberpunk reader Todd Faltin, and CpA founder Daniel McCloskey. The performance will be MCed by the talented Pittsburgh poet Laura A. Warman.
The reception will be at 7 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm.
Thank you for your continued support of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse. We look forward to seeing you at Assemble Art Gallery!
5-10 dollar suggested donation refreshments available.
Writers Respond to Gun Control Actions with Theatre
Pittsburgh Writer’s Words on Gun Control Take Root in Sydney, Australia
Playwright Tameka Cage Conley has suddenly found herself in a global conversation about gun control. On Tuesday, May 28, as part of Gun Control Theatre Action Week, Darlinghurst Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia, will stage readings of the collection 24 Gun Control Plays, published by NoPassport Theatre Company and edited by Caridad Svich.
Cage Conley, a friend of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writing co-op in Pittsburgh, wrote one of the plays, “Jay and Bird,” excerpted from her full-length work, Testimony, which debuted at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in May 2011. “Jay and Bird” is a poignant story of two African-American boys whose friendship and fates are affected by gunfire. 24 Gun Control Plays was published as a result of simultaneous gun control actions in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, on January 30, featuring actors, playwrights, musicians, and comedians. The collection has also been performed in New York and the UK.
Cage Conley, a multidisciplinary literary artist, is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee. She is the author of six plays, but her work has not been performed outside the US until now. “This play was inspired by mass gun violence in the United States and its effects on urban youth. I’ve never been to Sydney, but to travel the world has been a lifelong dream since I was a girl. For my words to reach the place before I do is a special honor.”