What’s in a Name?

Today we feature the heartfelt writings of M.J. COREY with her essay “The One Thing Wayzata, Minnesota Had Over New York City” in Freshly Hatched. Here’s a taste:

I never missed my hometown even a little bit, not even one occasional wince of nostalgia in even the worst of Manhattan moments, until my baby sister (who is in actuality an elegant sixteen-year-old studying for the PSATS, no baby) told me that Down in the Valley had closed. “The only things you loved here are gone now,” she said, sounding nervous…MORE

In case you haven’t heard, we have, with intense enthusiasm, added CARMELA CIURARU to our August show. Carmela is the author of the recently released NOM DE PLUME: A “SECRET” HISTORY OF PSEUDONYMS. Carmela will be joined by Deb Olin Unferth, Seth Fried, Carter Edwards, and Courtney Maum. Carmela’s article, The Rise and Fall of Pseudonyms, recently appeared in the New York Times Book Review, and you can read an excerpt of this clever book at Guernica Magazine. You can RSVP for the August 3, 2011 show on Facebook.

Check out the clever trailer for NOM DE PLUME by CARMELA CIURARU: