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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Andrea’s Guide to the Miami Book Fair International

A note from writer Andrea Askowitz: If anyone cares, here are the authors I’m going to hear.  There are so many great things I’m missing, but here are some highlights. SATURDAY, November 23 11:00:  Joyce Maynard reading from her new book, After Her.  She is my good friend and mentor.  Also a great, great storyteller, so whatever she does is entertaining.  Room 8301 (Bldg. 8, 3rd floor). 1:00:  Authors I don’t know who have written about dead authors that I love, David Foster Wallace and Sylvia Plath.  Room 7128 (Bldg.7, 1st floor). 3:30:  Joe Clifford reading from Junkie Love, which has a bunch of true stories Joe told a Lip Service.  Joe is my ex-Lip…

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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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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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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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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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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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