Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Words in Process at Allegory Gallery...

We were fortunate enough to have Pittsburgh-based writer and blogger, Melissa Firman to join us for the June installment of Words in Process.  I enjoyed this event immensely.  Amy Yanity has done such a great job of organizing a roster of interesting and diverse writers to feature.  It is nice to see this little project developing and witness the intimate and encouraging atmosphere it creates.  We are truly lucky to live in an area with so many creative people!

Here's a picture of Amy introducing Melissa.

Melissa read some excerpts from her forthcoming "new adult" novel and talked about the synergy between her blog and her writing process.  What she read gave me shivers.  

Melissa also offered advice on promoting one's book with the internet and blogging.

The second half of Words in Process is an open mic.  The audience is encouraged to share their work and their process.  It was interesting to see that all of the readers have a blog.  Amy opened the floor with two poems, one silly and one sad.  CLICK HERE to check out her blog.

Up next was Tom Beck.  He shared a funny story about a detective on vacation. CLICK HERE to view his blog.

After Tom went, Joe Stierheim shared a piece from a forthcoming novel set in the Appalachia about a girl with blue eyes.  CLICK HERE to take a look at his blog. 

Suzannah Paul shared a piece from her blog called, "The Mother of Exiles".  CLICK HERE to see more of her work on her blog, The Smitten Word.

One of the highlights of the evening were the fabulous cupcakes made by Keith.  He brought red velvet cupcakes flavored with chocolate liquor.  The beautiful arrangement reminded me of a bouquet of hydrangea flowers.

The next Words in Process is on Tuesday, July 16th from 7PM to 9PM.  Our next featured writer is Christina Springer.  She is a poet and performance artist from Pittsburgh.  Hope you can join us!


Gaea said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing an event that I wish I could have attended in person! I am looking forward to checking out their blogs and work!

suzannah | the smitten word said...

this is so great! you are ever the gracious host:)