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This Week! SMITH Magazine’s Annual Love & Heartbreak Story Show

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

“Married by Elvis. Divorced by Friday.”
“Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.”
“Hired me. Fired me. Married me.”
“Someone should have objected at my wedding.”
“Much married; fourth time is charmed.”

On February 14, SMITH Magazine and the teen writing community Figment present “It’s Like My Heart Has Sciatica,” our annual Love and Heartbreak story show at NYC’s amazing [...]

Six Words in Park Slope

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Within the course of a few short weeks, we went from holding the soggiest six-word reading/slam to the sweatiest. Yet in many ways, Monday, June 9 at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn this was the sweetest. At each reading, we always tell some “stories behind the stories,” mixing up tales from the [...]

“Not Just Here for the Beer”: A KGB Bar Reading

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

In my decade in New York, I’ve often been the guy squashed up against the mahogany bar at a crowded reading at KGB Bar, the perfect NYC setting to share stories, drink, and share more stories. As such, it was a special thrill to hold a six-word memoir reading and slam at KGB—and downright mind-blowing [...]

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