The Flight of Lola Catalina Lorenzo: An Interview with M. Evelina Galang

M. Evelina Galang, who teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation. She has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women’s Network. Her story, The Flight of Lola Catalina Lorenzo, will appear in All That Glitters, a nonfiction anthology edited by Nicholas Garnett, Corey Ginsberg, and myself. Come meet M. Evelina and other All That Glitters contributors at Books & Books, in Coral Gables, on October 12! MJ: In the Flight of Lola Catalina Lorenzo, you tell about Filipina Comfort Women—women and girls…

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Hector Duarte Jr. on Writing

On October 12, Hector Duarte Jr. will be joining other Sliver of Stone Magazine contributors for a reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables. An energetic group of poets and prose writers will celebrate the release of All That Glitters, a nonfiction anthology edited by Corey Ginsberg, Nicholas Garnett, and myself. Meet Hector, who describes himself as “a normal guy intrigued by the abnormal and banal.”   Hector Duarte Jr. is a high school English/ELL teacher and current student at FIU’s Creative Writing Program. When he isn’t disc golfing or catching up on Breaking Bad, he likes to listen to Hans Zimmer and dream that someday he might nab…

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All That Glitters: VIP Sale at Lip Service

ALL THAT GLITTERS will be released on October 1st, 2013 (along with Issue 7 of Sliver of Stone Magazine). Yesterday, however, we conducted a special sale at Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud, at the Miracle Theater, in Coral Gables. Fresh, fierce, and enlightening, ALL THAT GLITTERS is a find. The talented nonfiction writers in this collection invite us along on the complicated, sometimes scary, but irresistible pursuit of truth. —Lynne Barrett, author of Magpies and The Secret Names of Women Sliver of Stone Magazine presents its first volume of collected nonfiction. From the mouth of a Seattle whale to a Nordstrom’s swimsuit department, from an Idaho fundamentalist…

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What are you up to, Andrea Askowitz?

Two weeks ago, you met Jan Becker,  MFA candidate at Florida International University and contributor to All That Glitters, a nonfiction collection edited by Corey Ginsberg, Nicholas Garnett, and myself. Today, meet Andrea Askowitz, author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com, Jewcy.com, and NPR.  She teaches memoir writing at Lip Service Institute.  She is creator of Lip Service:  true-stories out loud, one of the most popular literary events in Miami.  She’s at work on a book of stories currently titled, Listen to This or maybe Don’t You Know I’m Famous?  Andrea grew up in Miami where she lives with her wife Victoria and children Natasha,…

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The (not-so-soft) touch of Nick Garnett

Last year, Sliver of Stone Magazine welcomed Nicholas Garnett as its Nonfiction Editor. Now we get to pick his brain… Nicholas Garnett received his MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University, where he teaches creative writing. He’s also a frequent instructor for the Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College, and nonfiction editor of the literary journal Sliver of Stone. Nicholas is a recipient of residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and a scholarship to the Norman Mailer Writing Colony. His writing has appeared in Salon, Sliver of Stone, R-KV-RY Quarterly, and The Florida Book Review. His work has been…

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Jan Becker on Home, Violence, Evil, and the Fragility of Life

Following is an interview with Jan Becker, contributor to All That Glitters, a nonfiction collection edited by Corey Ginsberg, Nicholas Garnett, and myself. The book will be released online on October 1st, 2013 (along with Issue 7 of Sliver of Stone Magazine). Nick and I have been planning several readings of All That Glitters in South Florida. On September 21, we’ll conduct a VIP sale at Lip Service, one of the most popular literary events in Miami, at the Miracle Theater, in Coral Gables. On October 12, we’ll have a reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables. In November, we’ll be at the Miami Book Fair International for a reading…

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