Rebecca Cook’s Romance

Rebecca Cook was a Margaret Bridgman Scholar in Fiction at the 2009 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has published poetry and prose in many literary journals, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Rebecca contributed to All That Glitters,  a nonfiction collection edited by Corey Ginsberg, Nicholas Garnett, and M.J. Fievre. After a VIP sale at Lip Service, one of the most popular literary events in Miami, the book was released online last fall (along with Issue 7 of Sliver of Stone Magazine). In October, we had a reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables. In November, we were be at the Miami Book Fair International for a reading followed by a Q&A…

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Kim Barnes on feminism, sex education, and growing up in Idaho

Kim Barnes was born in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1958 and one week later returned with her mother to their small line-shack on Orofino Creek, where Barnes’s father worked as a gyppo logger. The majority of her childhood was spent in the isolated settlements and cedar camps along the North Fork of Idaho’s Clearwater River. Barnes’s first memoir, In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, received a PEN/Jerard Fund Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and was a finalist for the the Pulitzer Prize, as well as the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. Her second memoir, Hungry for the World, was a Borders Books New Voices Selection. She is…

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“All That Glitters” at the Tucson Festival of Books

On March 15-16, “All That Glitters” went to the Tucson Festival of Books! The anthology was available for sale at the Author Pavilion, at the booth of contributor Tabitha Blankenbiller. Tabitha is an essayist and graduate of the Pacific University MFA program whose work has appeared in journals including Barrelhouse, Hobart, and Brevity. She is a regular contributor at PDXX Collective and Spectrum Culture, and her memoir-in-essays, “Paper Bag,” is forthcoming.

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Lori Jakiela won’t let the world get in the way of things

Lori Jakiela is the author of a memoir, Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette 2006), and three poetry chapbooks. Her full-length poetry collection, Spot the Terrorist!, was published in April 2012. Her essays and poems have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, 5 AM and elsewhere. She lives outside of Pittsburgh, directs the writing program at The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Chatham University. Lori contributed to All That Glitters, an anthology edited by Nicholas Garnett, Corey Ginsberg, and myself. You write that you don’t come from a family of readers.…

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Miami Book Fair International: All That Glitters

“All That Glitters panel with M.J. Fievre, Jan Becker, Nicholas Garnett, Andrea Askowitz, Evelina Galang, Fabienne Josaphat: You can find gold in all that glitters and all that does not. And that panel was full of some of South Florida’s best non-fiction. Such fresh, stunning and powerful work!” —Jennifer M. McCauley, Florida Book Review “Garnett read parts of his story, All That Glitters, about a former boss, Mr. Dennis. Garnett teasingly stopped reading when Mr. Dennis’s life is in jeopardy at the hands—arm, in this case—of another, who is crushing Mr. Dennis’s throat. The cliffhanger sent me downstairs to get my own copy of All That Glitters and get it signed.”…

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Who’s Russell Reece?

On September 21, our VIP sale at Lip Service (one of the most popular literary events in Miami) was paramount!  All That Glitters was officially released online on October 1st (along with Issue 7 of Sliver of Stone Magazine). On October 12, we had an awesome, mellow reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables. On November 24, at 5 o’clock, we’ll be at the Miami Book Fair International for a reading followed by a Q&A with the prose editors (Room 8301, in Building 8, 3rd Floor). Russell Reece’s story, “Come On, Harold,” is one of the gems in All That Glitters. Russell lives in Delaware along the Nanticoke River. He has had stories and…

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All That Glitters is going to the Miami Book Fair International!

The 15 nonfiction stories published in the  All That Glitters (Lominy Books; $15.00), recount lives and identities unsettled by the scary, but irresistible pursuit of truth. Also included are interviews with award-winning nonfiction writers, including Susan Orlean and Dinty W. Moore. According to Joe Clifford, “Every piece in All That Glitters bristles with the raw emotion and authenticity of the real deal, while never forsaking the edict that the story comes above all. (And the behind-the-scenes interviews are pretty damned good too.)” At the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 8301 (building 8, 3rd floor), local authors Andrea Askowitz, Jan Becker,…

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Elizabeth Dalton’s Long Hair

Elizabeth M. Dalton‘s fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of journals, including Earth’s Daughters, River City, Ellipsis: Literature and Art, and Flying Island. She received an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Project grant to develop drafts of some of the essays in Burying Molly. Elizabeth contributed to All That Glitters,  a nonfiction collection edited by Corey Ginsberg, Nicholas Garnett, and myself. After a VIP sale on September 21st, at Lip Service, one of the most popular literary events in Miami, the book was released online on October 1st, 2013 (along with Issue 7 of Sliver of Stone Magazine). On October 12, we had a reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables.…

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Lisbeth Davidow’s Last Suitor

Lisbeth Davidow‘s work has appeared in Mandala, Prime Mincer, Pilgrimage, and Alligator Juniper. Her essay, “Separation Anxiety,” was nominated to be included in Best of Creative Nonfiction, Volume 2. She also co-wrote Ryan and Angela, an original screenplay, for Universal Pictures and edited and assisted in writing Women in Family Business: What Keeps You Up at Night? She lives with her husband in Malibu, California. I had the opportunity to interview Lisbeth about The Last Suitor, a tory which is part of All That Glitters, a nonfiction collection published by Sliver of Stone Magazine. MJ: In The Last Suitor, you describe your mother with such beautiful details, showing a real talent for characterization. What are some other people who…

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Uncovering All That Glitters

The Florida Book Review | Published on : October 27 2013 | Christine Morando Click here to read the original article There’s been some hemming and hawing in Florida for the past few years that university graduates aren’t sticking around the state in high enough numbers after they’ve collected their degrees. Luckily for Miami’s literary scene, several graduates of Florida International University’s creative writing MFA program have stuck around, and they’ve been busy building on the already bustling Miami literary scene, developing new avenues for publication and support for writers in and outside of South Florida. On Saturday, October 12, I joined a nearly full house gathered at Books & Books in Coral Gables to hear…

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Tabitha Blankenbiller: Beauty and Madness

Tabitha Blankenbiller was born and raised in Washington’s Mt. Rainier foothills and currently lives south of Portland, Oregon. She is married and has raised two wonderful cats. Tabitha contributed to All That Glitters, a nonfiction collection edited by Nicholas Garnett, Corey Ginsberg, and myself. The book will be featured at the Miami Book Fair International this year. My interview with Tabitha follows: MJ: You’ve been to many places. Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Washington. Portland. Canada. Just to name a few. What is one place that really stayed with you? TB: I find that Las Vegas loiters around my imagination in the most unique way of all points west. I’ve never…

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An awesome, mellow event

On his Facebook page, writer Hector Duarte, Jr. described the launch of Sliver of Stone’s All That Glitters as an “awesome, mellow event.” According to editor Nicholas Garnett, it was “warm and lovely, like family, in the best sense of the word.” In fact, story plot master Lynne Barrett, who introduced Nick and me, called the book her grandchild. It was Michelangelo who once said, “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” I often remind myself of these words and, as the founder of Sliver of Stone,…

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